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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
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.
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.
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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