We are always interesting in adding highly-motivated and hard-working students to our team. We accept and train students at any level and from a variety of backgrounds and educational programs.

**Graduate Student Assistantship Opportunities**

Graduate Students

Potential graduate students should contact Dr. Green ( or Dr. Gates ( with an expression of interest to work in the AWES Lab.

Visiting Scholars

We welcome international students, postdocs, or faculty for short-term research experiences (ideally 6 months -1 year or more) as a part of their degree programs, provided they are supported with funding from their home institution, government or self. Visiting scholars from international institutions should initiate contact with Dr. Gates.


We welcome undergraduate students to work with our team. Opportunities are available to earn course credit or receive pay. Typically, students first complete an independent study for credit and then qualify for an hourly paid position. We will consider any degree program (though most commonly our students are from ABE, An Sci, TSM, or other engineering program). We will consider any level from freshmen to senior, but require a high level of commitment to responsibilities in the lab. Interested undergraduate students should send a resume and cover letter stating your interest in AWES Lab to Dr. Green.

University of Illinois

Animal Welfare Club

The Animal Welfare Club is an officially registered university organization, but has been inactive since 2010. If you are interested in rejuvenating this club, student leadership is needed. Students of any major or status (undergraduates and graduates) on campus are welcome. Please contact Dr. Green for advice.

About the club:

Our Mission:

The mission of the Animal Well-Being Club at the University of Illinois is to provide a venue for experts to discuss animal welfare issues in the context of sound, scientific reasoning and research in an effort to progress the field.

Who We Are:

We are not an activist organization or in support of any political agendas. We are here to learn from the different perspectives of our guests and each other.