The National Science Foundation – Partners in International Research and Education (NSF-PIRE) grant is funding a summer field course that will take place during July 5 –27, 2017. Participating students will have their travel and in-country costs funded by the grant. Students will be required to pay a commitment fee, which will be refunded to them upon completion of the course. Because of the nature of this course, students will not only be given tropical field research training, but also be given the opportunity to participate in in a fully funded research project in Cameroon.