Going Batty in China


Katie Springthorpe’s REU 2013 Experience with AAMU in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China




My Research


My Mentor


My Life in China


My Research Paper


My Presentation


My Photo Gallery


My Personal Interests


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My name is Katie Springthorpe and I am a rising junior majoring in biology and chemistry at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. If you had asked me before this past summer if I had ever envisioned me traveling to China to do research on bats, I would have said no way, hands down. But, this REU program gave me this fantastic opportunity and I think that it has forever changed my life. I am so glad that I applied to this program and was able to enjoy this wonderful chance to not only experience China, but to live and research there as well. While in China, I lived at Nanjing Forestry University (NFU) located in Nanjing, Jiangsu. I was also able to visit Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an. This program lasted a total of 7 weeks with 5 of them spent in China.


Contact Information


Sarah Katherine Springthorpe

601 S. Church St.

Box 478

Winston-Salem, NC 27101










Alabama A&M University


Salem College


Nanjing Forestry University


National Science Foundation


Bat Conservation International


Bats in China