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Engaged Learning Center

Hendricks Fellowship


Established in 2016 by Dr. Frederick Hendricks in honor of his lifelong passion for conservation and the study of Indiana ecosystems to support undergraduate students in their scientific research. Hendricks Fellows must apply for the research support and preference is given to students whose proposed research is in the area of conservation or Indiana ecosystems. The Fund is administered by the Engaged Learning Center, located in Jordan Hall 105. The 2019 application is now available. Applications are being considered on a rolling basisw for 2019-20, even though the deadline has passed.

2018-19 Hendricks Fellows

Congratulations to our three Hendricks fellows for 2018-19!

Jake Gerard ('20) and his faculty mentor, Dr. Julia Angstmann. "Effects of an Urban College Campus on Indianapolis Wildlife"

Cindy Cifuentes ('19) and Evynn Davis ('19) also with Dr. Julia Angstmann. "Indy Wildlife Watch: Impact of Vegetation Structure on Presence of Urban Wildlife"

2017-18 Hendricks Fellow

Congratulations to Megan Schroeder ('20) and her faculty mentor, Dr. Travis Ryan. Megan's research is related to Indianapolis salamander adaptation. 

2016-17 Hendricks Fellow

Congratulations to Jacob Reeves ('18) and his faculty mentor, Dr. Julia Angstmann. Jacob is the inaugural Hendricks Fellow. His research project, the Butler Wildlife Watch, will capitalize on a variety of habitat types on Butler's campus to understand how animals utilize the campus ecosystem. His project will be a valuable addition to a city-wide Indianapolis Wildlife Watch program. Read more about Jacob's project.


Contact Dr. Rusty Jones, Faculty Director of Engaged Learning.