A wheelchair doesn’t stop this scientist from soaring to the treetops

Rebecca Tripp studies tardigrades in the tallest of trees

By Bethany Brookshire, 13:33 PM April 3, 2014

Rebecca Tripp speaks about her research with real passion, emotion that goes far beyond the fascinating organisms she studies. When she talks about her research with tardigrades, tiny, eight-legged creatures that she collected from the tops of trees, she doesn’t just talk about science. Rebecca describes her adventures in the treetops, and what it took to get there. She talks about overcoming fear, working through challenges and giving your best.

Rebecca has faced some challenges of her own. A...

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