PhD graduate student, Zanethia Barnett, gave a talk at the recent International Association of Astacology (crayfish) conference in Pittsburgh. She won best student oral presentation for her talk:
Detectable Effects of Impoundments on the Genetic Structure of Crayfish (Faxonius spp.) in Alabama 43-Years After Dam Closure
Former Biology honors student, Taylor Patterson, and Dr. Carol Britson are featured in a blog post by Sina Walker. Sina is the Scientific writer and content developer at ADInstruments. Her blog, "Enjoying your Easter Egg? How the type of chocolate you like is linked to your eating behavior..." tells how Taylor's research found that the type of chocolate your prefer is linked to textural attributes and eating behaviors. Check out the blog post here.
Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual Research Symposium, Stephanie and Chaz! The Graduate School Council hosts many events throughout the year, but Research Day is of paramount importance.
Stephanie took 1st place for STEM with her advisor, Dr. Ryan Garrick in the podium session. Chaz took second place.
Please see the attached document for the 2018 grant recipients for the podium and poster sessions for STEM, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts and Education, and Applied Sciences. GSC Recipients March 2018
Two Biology graduate students placed in the University-wide 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Jessica Heppard, working on her Master’s degree with Dr. Rich Buchholz, won first place in the Master’s student category, while Bram Stone, working on his Ph.D. with Dr. Colin Jackson, came in second place in the Ph.D. student category. As part of the competition, graduate students explain their research in 3 minutes, using a single PowerPoint slide. Jessica’s presentation can be seen at https://youtu.be/hD2fA-uEG2A and Bram’s presentation can be seen at https://youtu.be/ncWYgKRDQPI.
Ehlana took 2nd place in the best student paper competition at the American Fisheries Society Meeting in Oxford this past week. Her presentation, “Analyzing leap characteristics and burst speeds of Silver Carp, Hypopthalmichthys molitrix using in situ video analysis” was up against stiff competition.