Congratulations to Shelby Ward (Armsworth Lab) who was selected to receive the Margaret “Tina” Riedinger Societal Impact Award for the First Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium for your significant contribution to the research finding or technological innovation that has resulted in, or has great potential to have, a positive impact on society in the presentation entitled: “Exploring how Clean Water Act enforcement influences stream macro-invertebrate communities”.
Archives for April 2015
Brian O’Meara is co-PI on a newly funded, nearly $1 million NSF grant entitled “Collaborative Research: ABI Development: An open infrastructure to disseminate phylogenetic knowledge.” Brian’s part is to make trees with time information more available, and includes funds for a postdoc (~$140K for UT). Congratulations, Brian!
Jessica Bryant (Classen Lab) has been awarded a Yates Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Tennessee. Congratulations!
EEB congratulates our graduate students who won awards from UT’s Division of Biology!
- Brian Looney received The Hollaender Fellowship Award.
- Zach Marion, Riley Bernard, and Quentin Read received Science Alliance Graduate Student Teaching Awards.
- Marisol Sanchez-Garcia received a Cokkinias Award.
Gary McCracken and Emma Wilcox (FWF) have received a Community Engagement Incentive Grant to build a bat house over in the UT Gardens. The house will be large, about the size of a faculty office, and raised on stilts. McCracken hopes to attract Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) to the house. These insectivorous bats often roost in large numbers.
EEB was once again well-represented at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. Congratulations to Paul Armsworth, Jessica Welch, and Kenna Rewcastle!
- Paul Armsworth, 2015 Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award
- Jessica Welch, 2015 Jimmy and Ileen Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence
- Kenna Rewcastle, 2015 Torchbearer
Congrats to Evin Carter, Jessica Moore and Michael Van Nuland, who were recognized for Graduate Research, and Riley Bernard, Cassie Dresser and Marisol Sanchez-Garcia, who were recognized for Graduate Teaching, in the Inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2015. Below is a photo of four of the awardees, who attended an awards breakfast this week.
Thanks to all of our graduate students who do outstanding work every day!