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  • April 2010

    LAB DEBUTS KING CREATIVITY PROJECT: On Thursday, April 15th, Matt Trawick, Olivia Stanzer, Jessilyn Massey, Allyson Plantz and Ryan Saurage will present their documentary "Snakes, Snails and Yuppy Naturalist Trails" about public perceptions of invasive species in Texas versus Florida.

    NSF FELLOWSHIP AWARDED: Colin Kyle '09 has received an NSF Graduate Fellowship for his work in mathematical ecology at the University of Chicago.

    NSF IRES PLANNING GRANT AWARDED: Dr. Burks will receive $20,000 from the National Science Foundation to start planning international research experiences for undergraduates.

    PUBLICATIONS FINALIZED: Papers from the lab came out in Hydrobiologia and The Texas Journal of Science.

  • March 2010

    TAS & CREATIVE WORKS SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS: Matt Trawick, Olivia Stanzer and Alexis Kropf presented their research at the on-campus symposium on April 14th. Students first developed these presentations for the Texas Academy of Sciences.

    MATT TRAWICK WINS TOP RECOGNITION AT TAS MEETING: For his TAS Presentation, Matt received the best talk award for all undergraduates as well as best abstract in the Freshwater Science Section.

    USDA PERMIT RENEWAL: The lab has made some upgrades so that we maintain compliance with our Permit to Transport Aquatic Pests from the USDA.

    BURKS NOW PRESIDENT-ELECT OF TAS: Dr. Burks will have the responsibilitiy of planning for the 2011 Meeting of the Texas Academy of Sciences.

  • February 2010

  • ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED: Abstracts for Poster Presentations at both the NABS/ASLO meeting in Sante Fe, NM in June as well as for ESA in Pittsburgh in August have been submitted and accepted.

    NEW CHOCOLATE TALK: Dr. Burks traveled again to Midland, Texas to deliver a talk "The Light and Dark Side of Chocolate Buying" to the Midland Ladies Country Club Association.

  • January 2010

  • PLANNING FOR SWEDEN:Dr. Burks receives an invitation to serve as an opponent for a Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Lund in the middle of March.

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