Katharina started her work as a program officer in SBS at the NSF

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Katharina started her work as a program officer in SBS at the NSF

Katharina will be at NSF for the next 2 years. She will be working as a program officer in the Directorate of Environmental Biology, in the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster, and the Emergent Infectious Disease program. New graduate students will be accepted again for the Fall of 2017. 

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503666&org=DEB&from=home

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Heather is presenting her MS work at NAOC

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Heather is presenting her MS work at NAOC

Heather will present her work at the North American Ornithology Conference in DC, on Friday, the 19th of August. She'll talk about temporally explicit species distribution models for a Sub-Saharan avian migrant, the Common Cuckoo. Check out NAOC at: http://naoc2016.cvent.com/events/naoc-2016/event-summary-9cca73ad2f044f8790ca08d7f1d28536.aspx

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Austin Price, (Undergraduate), wins Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award!

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Austin Price, (Undergraduate), wins Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award!

Austin, who started his undergraduate research in our lab, and then moved on to a summer internship in the O'Kane Lab, in the Department of Genetics at Cambridge (UK), is the 2016 Winner of UB's Clifford C. Furnas Award. The Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate performance in scholarship and athletic prowess, and to encourage continuation into graduate or professional education. The recipient of this award must be committed to the pursuit of subsequent graduate study in any field or discipline at any accredited college or university. Congratulations!!! This is a great accomplishment.

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Amar, Heather and Haewon presented their research at UB's WOMEN in STEM Symposium

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Amar, Heather and Haewon presented their research at UB's WOMEN in STEM Symposium

The University at Buffalo was excited to host the second annual Women in STEM Summit on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The program featured a keynote address on Identity and Career Progression for Women in STEM by Gilda A. Barabino, PhD, Berg Professor and Dean of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY). The Summit also featured informative panel discussions with local thought leaders representing various STEM disciplines on working smarter, not harder and redefining success inside the workplace. 

New this year, there was an information fair and student poster presentations (with Amar, Heather and Haewon participating!).

 

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Amar Kajla will present at SURC 2016!

Congrats to Amar - for getting her research project accepted for presentation at the 2nd Annual SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference! Amar will present on her work to produce a species distribution model (SDM) of purple martins (Progne subis) in New York State, to better understand the environmental factors predicting their occurence. Ultimately this SDM will be used in research on parasite distributions on purple martins, and other cavity nesting birds. The model will also examine how changes in climate and landcover over the past 40 years may have contributed to the decline in purple martins over the same time period. Amar is an undergraduate research assistant in the Dittmar Lab.

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Heather Williams receives grant from NABS

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Heather Williams receives grant from NABS

Heather (PhD candidate) just received a grant from the North American Bluebird Society for her research project on: “Parasites of cavity nesting birds – Diversity, Abundance, and Infestation rate of parasites and how they affect breeding success.”

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