SENR wrapped spring semester 2014 up on a high note with faculty, staff and students receiving recognitions and good news.
Late Spring 2014 Recognitions and Awards
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences spring recognition banquet
At this year's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences spring recognition banquet themed "Owns the Night" and hosted in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom on The Ohio State University campus several members of SENR were recognized for their outstanding service, leadership, teaching and academic achievements. Congratulations to all of the award winners! Below are some highlights from the evening:
(shown in photo below with Matt Perry, president, School of Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society)
ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Reception
Kerry Ard, assistant professor of environmental and natural resource sociology was honored on April 29th at a reception at the University of Michigan for exceptional scholarly work for her doctoral dissertation that focused on how social processes create and sustain environmental inequalities by race and class and how these unequal exposures are linked to health disparities. The 2013 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients (shown below) each receive a $1,000 honorarium. The annual competition is co-sponsored by ProQuest and Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.
15th Annual Wolfe Study Abroad Recognition Luncheon
Udall Honorable Mention
Jim Palus, a third-year environmental science major and Honors student in SENR, received Honorable Mention as part of this year's Udall Scholarship program. His honors thesis, guided by Lauren Pintor (shown in picture below with Jim), an assistant professor of aquatic ecology in SENR investigates the causes and management of harmful algal blooms in Central Ohio's Choctaw Lake; the results will help improve the lake and downstream water quality. Previously, Jim conducted evolutionary biology research on epigenetic inheritance of cichlids in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. He has been recognized with a number of awards, including an Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center SEEDS Grant, a USG Enrichment Grant, and a Smith International Agricultural Fund scholarship.
More Good News
A number of SENR faculty and staff received good news on submissions to a number of Ohio State funding opportunities.
Kerry Ard, assistant professor of environmental and natural resource sociology received notification that her service learning proposal to support her Rural Sociology course - Population, Place and Environment was accepted for funding by The Ohio State University's Service Learning Initiative.
Kerry Ard, assistant professor of environmental and natural resource sociology was awarded an Ohio State University Critical Difference for Women Research Grant to conduct survey research on pollution.
Joe Bonnell, program director, watershed management was awarded a Course Development and Enrichment Grant from Ohio State University's Service Learning Initiative to develop a service-learning component for the Dominican Republic study abroad program, which is offered through the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology was notified by the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Research that she was selected to receive a Gateway Research Seed Grant for her research proposal, “Linking freshwater biodiversity and water quality in Uganda through research and education.”
May 2, 2014