Two of our intrepid PhD students, Katie Manning and Christian Bullion, have both won The Graduate Student Senate Research Award! The awarded funding will help them each to further their research projects in 2020. As awardees, both Katie and Christian will present research posters at the 35th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in March 2021. Way to go team!
Our undergraduate research assistant Erin White has been elected President of the Biology Club! Erin is very passionate about her student career in Biological Sciences and has many big plans in store for her tenure as President. Good luck Erin and congratulations on your win!!
Our PhD student Cheyan Pace has won the award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant in Biological Sciences!! Cheyan spent the last two semesters teaching Biological Diversity and Biological Foundations Labs and doing a fantastic job! She really enjoys teaching her students and works very hard to make sure they’re getting the most out of the labs she teaches, so it’s wonderful to see her receive this much deserved recognition of her efforts. Congratulations Cheyan!
Christian Bullion took home the award for her poster Using Crowdsourced Data to Analyze Patterns in Odonate Phenology at this year’s Graduate Student Symposium in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology category! Part of Christian’s PhD work will focus on understanding citizen science participation in Odonate monitoring and reporting, as well as field work involving ground-truthing reported Odonate findings from Ohio south to Virginia.
In mid July, the Bahlai lab traveled to the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada for the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution Conference. We had a very successful trip leaning about lots of incredible ecological and evolutionary research being conducted and also presented three posters of our own work!
Good news! The renovation is largely complete, and we have a space to sit and chat about science! I can’t wait for the amazing people to show up and think deep thoughts in this space. We’re slowly acquiring all the other stuff that’s necessary to make a lab of this kind happen- computers, microscopes, insect collecting supplies. There’s still a lot of unboxing in our future!
Flash and I would like to welcome inquiries from prospective students! Looking for a grad position for 2018? We have ideas, funds and FUN in the Bahlai lab!
Good news! The extreme makeover, lab edition, is underway. We’re getting an Environmental Health and Safety assessment this week, and the university architect is going to assess our proposed changes to the structure. Open co-working spaces to come!