It's been a big last couple of weeks around the lab with several awards and presentations.
First, Irene Sánchez González won the Ralph Chermock Prize which is presented to the most outstanding students in the Department of Biological Sciences for natural history and evolutionary biology. Irene also won the UA Museum Studies scholarship, furthering her studies in the field.
Following that, many lab members (i.e., Garrett, Irene, Jonathan, Matt, Taylor, and Carla) + honorable mentions (Jamie Bucholz) traveled to Portland, Oregon for the biennial Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society meeting. Everyone participated by giving talks and/or posters. Most of us lost our voices in the process. Matt Lodato gave an excellent presentation and won the Best Student Platform Presentation award! Nice work Matt!
In addition, despite most of the lab being gone or busy with other tasks, Caleb and Ian (WUNDERGRADS!) gave poster presentations at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity symposium at the University of Alabama. Great job Caleb and Ian!!
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
My life is like a float trip!