Congratulations to Melissa Mattwig (REU 2015) her poster won first place for the undergraduate student poster presentation at the Regional Science Consortium's Research Symposium at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) in Erie, PA.
Congratulations to Matthew Murphy ( REU 2014) for a publication that resulted from his REU project: Gardner, E. M., K. M. Laricchia, M. Murphy, D. Ragone, B. E. Scheffler, S. Simpson, E. W. Williams, and N. J. C. Zerega. 2015. Chloroplast Microsatellite Markers for Artocarpus (Moraceae) Developed from Transcriptome Sequences. Applications in Plant Sciences 3:1500049.
Congratulations to Jessica Riebkes ( REU 2013) for a publication that resulted from her REU project: Riebkes, J. L., R. S. Barak, and A. T. Kramer. 2015. Evaluating seed viability in prairie forbs: a test of three methods Native Plants Journal 16:96-106.
Congratulations to all 2015 REU students for a great final day of presentations! All posters and presentations were incredibly impressive! A special note of congratulations goes to our award winners:
Best overall: Evan Levy
Best poster: Taran Lichtenberger
Best presentation: Lisa Cheung
Congratulations to Kevin Cheng (High School student 2014) who won "Best in Category in Botany" at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) Region 6's Science Fair. He earned "2nd Best Paper" at the Paper Session, and is an alternate for the International Intel Science Engineering Fair (ISEF).