NORTHWEST SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

2020 Student Grant Award recipients announced

27 Apr 2020 1:39 PM | Emily Wolfe (Administrator)

The 2020 Student Grants Committee received 23 grant applications representing 15 universities or colleges:  2 undergraduate student proposals, 10 Masters student proposals, and 11 PhD student proposals.  The Board approved the following five student grants:

Doctorate

Malorri Hughes, Portland State University; Advisor:  Dr. Debbie Duffield; “Population genetics and coevolutionary analyses of Thomomys species (Rodentia: Geomyidae) of Oregon and their helminths”.  Grant award $1,500

Brooke A. Washburn, University of Denver; Advisor:  Dr. Robin M. Tinghitella; “How do geography and ecology contribute to genetic divergence between two breeding morphs of threespine stickleback in Washington”. Grant award $1,500

Rachel A. Zitomer, Oregon State University; Advisor:  Dr. James W. Rivers; “Assessing connectivity of managed forests for bumble bees through landscape genetics”.  Grant award $1,500

Masters

Alyssa DeMott, Central Washington University; Advisor:  Dr. Lisa L. Ely; “Long-term geomorphic effects of the Glines Canyon Dam removal on the Elwha River, WA, USA". Grant award $1,500

Bernardo Traversari, Washington State University; Advisor:  Dr. Erica Crespi; “Effects of predator cues on the development and behavior of the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)”.  Grant award: $1,500

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