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Talking science to school kids

Students at the Science Hall exhibition
Biology Department students participating in the Science Hall exhibition.

Various student clubs within the Biology Department are often involved in promoting science to the greater community and K-12 students. Most recently, some of our students from the Pre-Med Pre-Dent Society, Ornithology Club, and Tri Beta participated in the “Science Hall” at Saints Peter and Paul School in New Braunfels. School officials, parents, and the K-12 students themselves very much appreciated the enthusiasm and generosity of our students. Job well done! (Posted 4-23-2018).

Students earn recognition for their research

Sara Weaver with a small bat in her hand. Sara's research focuses on the effects of wind turbines on bats.

The Tri-Beta Biology Student Colloquium and the Women in Science and Engineering Conference were recently held on campus.  The following students gave outstanding presentations at the Tri-Beta Colloquium: Cory Goff (Best Oral Presentation by Ph.D. Student), Amara Garza (Best Oral Presentation by M.S. Student), Hannah Perkins (Best Oral Presentation by Undergraduate Student), and Starla Thornhill (Best Poster). Biology Department students also won big at the WISE Conference: Sara Weaver was recognized as Outstanding Doctoral Student by the College of Science and Engineering and won first place in the poster competition. Rebekah Rylander (Ph.D. student) won a Women's Giving Circle - WISE scholarship. Congratulations to all these students! (Posted April 9, 2018)

Students win awards at Wildlife Biology conference

Students holding their awards won at the meeting
Kristin Dyer (left), Sara Weaver (middle), and Joshua Robledo (right)

The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently held their annual meeting in Dallas. Many undergrad and grad students from the department were in attendance along with several faculty members. Four students from the department won awards, they are Zach Adcock (second place in the Clarence Cottam Award Competition), Sara Weaver (first place in Poster Competition), Kristin Dyer (Outstanding Wildlife Undergraduate Student Award), and Joshua Robledo (first place in Wildlife Art Competition). In addition, our student team (Kristin Dyer, Hannah Weipert, Dillon Harriman, Kaitlyn Lowe, Sonia Duran, Amanda Jackson, David Klingele, Joshua Robeldo, Maya Ressler, and Robert Tyler) reached the semifinals of the Quiz Bowl. Congratulations to all these students! (Posted February 18, 2018)