ECS Student Achievements
Sujan Henkanaththegedara receives $4000 grant from private foundation to study fish interactions
ECS Ph.D. student Sujan Henkanaththegedara recently received a competitive grant from the Desert Legacy Fund, California Desert Research Program at The Community Foundation serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Sujan received this grant to continue his dissertation research evaluating the impacts of non-native mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) on endangered
Mohave tui chub (Siphateles bicolor mohavensis) in Lake Tuendae, Mojave National Preserve, California. Sujan is advised by Dr. Craig Stockwell.
Brandon Kowalski receives NSF Grant to conduct research in New Zealand
ECS Ph.D. student Brandon M. Kowalski has been tentatively selected into the 2009 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program of The NSF office of Internal Science and Engineering (OSIE). He will be conducting research in New Zealand for the duration of 8 weeks from June 18th to August 15th 2009. The goal of his proposed research is to search for evidence of local adaptation in recently established populations of Gambusia affinis by assessing candidate genes associated with salinity tolerance. Brandon is advised by Dr. Craig Stockwell.
Dave Mushet recognized as the outstanding Ph.D. student by ND Wildlife Society
The North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society (NDTWS) annually recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for their academic achievements, quality research activities, and professional involvement. This year's recipient of the NDTWS's graduate student award from North Dakota State University was ECS Ph.D. student, David Mushet. David accepted his award at a special awards banquet held during the Chapter's Annual Meeting in Mandan, ND. David's research is focused on quantifying the effects of conservation programs on amphibians in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States.David is advised by Dr. Craig Stockwell.
Justin Fisher receives Military Order of the Purple Heart ScholarshipThe Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Program annually selects graduate and undergraduate students based on their academic achievements and honors, community and/or military service, extracurricular activities, and required essay. This year the MOPH Scholarship Program received over 400 applicants and Justin Fisher, a ECS Masters student was one of 83 recipients to receive a $3,000 scholarship award for the 2009-10 school year. Justin is advised by Dr. Craig Stockwell.
LaToya Kissoon received multiple awards
ECS Ph.D. student LaToya Kisson recently received two competitive awards. She received the Sigma Xi Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research funding in the amount of $400 for her research and a competitive field travel grant from the Wetland Foundation. LaToya is advised by Dr. Marinus Otte and Dr. Donna Jacob.
Three ECS students were recognized at the Northern Plains Biological Symposium
Three ECS students were recognized at the 7th Annual Northern Plains Biological Symposium for their excelence in research. Brianna Schneck received the BSGSA-James Grier award for the outstanding Ph.D. student for 2010, LaToya Kissoon recognized as the best paper presenter and Brandon Kowalski, as the best poster presenter.