Both Nina and Kendall won awards at the annual AAS meeting in Mexico last month. Nina won the best poster award among students and Kendall Hughes was runner up for the the best oral presentation among students.
Our lab had three presentations at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. Kendall also won an Honors College Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research for her presentation! Congratulations!!!
Undergraduate Honors students in the lab, Matt Keyzer and Conner Howard were awarded UROP funding for their undergraduate Honors thesis projects last Fall and this Spring respectively. Congratulations to the both of them on their successful proposals. On to research now.
Brad recently spoke to the kids at McKinley Elementary school about science and the wonderful world of scorpions and arachnids!
Max Daniels an undergraduate honors student working in our lab presented his recent work on scorpion navigation at the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at the OU Union on July 26th. Click on this news item to check out his cool research into getting scorpions to walk on paired wheels here.
Doug and Brad both presented their work on scorpion navigation at the International Congress of Arachnology meeting in Golden, CO this past week. As usual it was great to be among other arachnologists!
Doug presented a talk on scorpion sensory biology at the Pioneer Woman Museum’s Pioneer School in Ponca City on June 18th.
Former undergraduate Honors student in the lab, Jay Vinnedge, was recently chosen as a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. This is a national award honoring individuals whom “…show strength in character, academic excellence and incredible potential…”. Click on the following link to hear about his story!
Megan Mont, undergraduate in our laboratory, was recently chosen as the Banner carrier for the Biology Department during the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation. This is in recognition of her outstanding academic career and holds the distinction as Biology’s most outstanding graduate this semester. Congrats to Megan!
Jacob Mitchell, former undergraduate honors student in our lab, was recently awarded the Vad Foundation Honors Thesis Award. The annual award recognizes excellence in honors coursework. Congratulations Jacob. Jacob is currently a graduate student in the Neuroscience program at the University of Texas in Austin.