We are pleased that Leela was selected to receive the $1,000 Ernest N. Cory Scholarship for the Spring, 2022 semester. She received the award for her excellent academic achievements and her accomplishments in the Department of Entomology. Leela has been an active member of the Lamp Lab over the last year, volunteering her time to various lab projects and developing her own research examining of the diet of dragonfly nymphs. She will graduate next spring as a General Biology student. We are very proud of her accomplishments, and are happy she will continue in the lab next semester. Congratulations, Leela!
We have added a new description of the 5-year grant and "diverse, perennial, circular systems" under the "Research" tab. To learn more click here.
Graduate students Ali and Maggie received Outstanding Teaching Awards for the 2020/2021 academic year. Ali and Maggie teach lab sections of Bill's Freshwater Biology course as well as introductory biology courses. Keep up the good work!
Master's student Maggie Hartman has received the 2021 SARE grant for her proposal entitled, "Dragonflies as potential biological control on farms: prey assessment using a DNA approach." Her two objectives are 1) to compare richness and abundance of assemblages of adult species of dragonflies and damselflies among farms and crops and 2) to compare prey composition using next generation sequencing of dragonfly feces between upland farm habitat and near water habitat. She plans to defend in 2022, at which point she will publicly present her results about the dragonflies and damselflies she loves so dearly. Check out her presentation in the spring for an update on her research.