Congratulations to our August 2014 NCAFS Student Travel Award Winners!!
NCAFS extends an enthusiastic BRAVO! to Tomas Ivasauskas and Paul Rudershausen, our 2014 recipients of the Chapter’s Student Travel Award!
In addition to bragging rights, the award includes $400 to help defer the costs of participating in the 2014 Annual AFS Meeting to be held August 17-21 in Québec City, Canada. Tomas presented his paper, Techniques For Sampling Larval And Juvenile Fishes In Appalachian Mountain Rivers, co-authored by Dr. Tom Kwak, this past February at our NCAFS Chapter meeting in Durham and I believe he will do an excellent job representing both the Chapter, but our award-winning student sub-unit at NCSU.
I have included Tomas’ note of appreciation; it sounds as if he will be quite busy in August!
I am honored to receive this travel award. I will represent the chapter well in Ottawa. I am excited to present some of my results as a poster that I am sure that will be well-received by conference attendees. In addition to attending informative presentations at both the Larval Fish Conference and regular AFS sessions, and scheduled networking events, I am planning on contributing to the Hutton Oversight Committee (as an alumnus), the Education Section (as a representative of NCSU SFS), and networking at the Larval Fish Symposium social at the Aquarium Du Quebec. Thank you for considering me for this award.
Safe travels to everyone heading north next month and we look forward to your reports upon return!
Brena Jones, President, NCAFS