Prize Winning Students

Several of our undergraduate and graduate students present their research findings at professional conferences at the state, region, and national level.  Many of our students have recently placed in student competitions:

Aimee Hafkesbring won 2nd Place in the poster competition at the Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists/The Wildlife Society Louisiana Chapter 2012 Fall Symposium for her poster titled:  Growth of smooth cordgrass in the presence and absence of fiddler crabs.

Emily Rombach won 2nd Place Best Student Presentation at the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 2012 Annual Meeting for her presentation titled:  Physiological reproductive seasonality of spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus, in the upper Barataria Estuary, Louisiana.

David Samaha won the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Environmental Science at the 2012AcademyofSciences Meetingfor his presentation titled Fuel Grade Ethanol Production fromEastern Gamagrass.

Bijeta Prasai won the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Microbiology at the 2012AcademyofSciences Meetingfor her presentation titled Use of White Rot and Brown Rot Fungi in Lignin Removal from Sugarcane Residue for Bio-ethanol Production.

Derek Adams won the Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation in Microbiology at the 2012 Academyof Sciences Meetingfor his presentation titled Effects of Formic Acid on Shrimp Aquaculture Pathogens, Vibrio Spp.

Lisa Breaux won 2nd Place Best Student Presentation at the Society of Wetland Scientists South Central Chapter 2011 Fall Meeting for her presentation titled Effect of salt acclimation on growth and survival of Spartina alterniflora.