Steele to study primates in Borneo

Allison Steele of East Liverpool is a current master's student in the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) from Miami University's Project Dragonfly. (Submitted photo)

Allison Steele of East Liverpool is a current master's student in the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) from Miami University's Project Dragonfly. (Submitted photo)

EAST LIVERPOOL — Allison Steele of East Liverpool is a current master’s student in the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, and will travel to Borneo in August 2017.

According to a release, Steele will study Borneo’s primate denizens, including the orangutan, and develop new ways to engage communities worldwide in primate conservation.

Steele, the daughter of Richard and Marcie Steele, is a 2008 graduate of East Liverpool High School. She graduated from Hiram College in 2012.

Since the program’s inception 13 years ago, Project Drangonfly’s Earth Expeditions graduate courses have engaged more than 2,000 people in firsthand education and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas.

Dragonfly is located in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio.

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