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GREBE in News-Herald

May 11, 2016

EEB’s GREBE (Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) was featured in the Knoxville News-Herald newspaper for their recent outreach work teaching students at Greenback School. Sixth-grade students participated in hands-on tasks, including extracting DNA from bananas, watching termites follow different ink colors, and building miniature ecosystems.
Miranda Chen (Schussler Lab) and Dominique Hatton (Riechert Lab) ...

Fulbright for Rewcastle (BS 2015)

May 9, 2016

Kenna Rewcastle, a 2015 graduate in the College Scholars program, has been awarded a Fulbright US Student Program Grant for 2016–17. She will be going to Sweden to complete research on the impact of climate change on the food source for reindeer herds managed by the Sami indigenous people. Rewcastle, of Apison, Tennessee, who was ...

EEB Award Recipients

May 5, 2016

EEB held its annual Awards Ceremony on May 2.  Please click on each recipient’s name to read about each deserving awardee.
Graduate Student Awards:

Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student ($500) – Zach Marion (Fitzpatrick Lab)
Sandy Echternacht Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student ($500) – Ian Ware (Bailey Lab)
Outstanding Outreach & Community Service ($500) – Rachel Fovargue ...

Pipeline: Vols for Women

May 3, 2016

Many EEB grad students are part of the new student organization, Pipeline: Vols for Women in STEM.  EEB Department Head Susan Kalisz is their faculty mentor.
The UT Division of Student Life chose Pipeline for two awards:

New Organization of the Year 2016
Innovative Program of the Year 2016  (for their Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium)

Congratulations, and ...

Division of Biology 2016 Grad Student Awards

April 26, 2016

The Division of Biology has announced the winners of the 2016 Graduate Student Awards!  Congratulations, all!
Alexander Hollaender Graduate Fellowship:

The Alexander Hollaender Graduate Fellowship is made possible through an endowment fund contributed by Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Hollaender. In 1944, Dr. Hollaender established the Division of Biology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was its director ...

Teaching Award for Schussler

April 21, 2016

Associate Professor Beth Schussler received an Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet this week. There were only 4 recipients of the award across the entire campus.  Congratulations!

Yates Fellowship for Fovargue

April 20, 2016

Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth Lab) has received a 2016-2017 Yates Dissertation Fellowship! The fellowships provide recognition and financial support to outstanding doctoral students in all fields of study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville during the dissertation process.  Congratulations, Rachel!

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship for Heberling

April 20, 2016

Postdoc J. Mason Heberling (Kalisz Lab) has been awarded a two-year National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.  The proposal, entitled “Leveraging ventures of herbarium data to track plant invasion processes: trait shifts, local adaptation, and rapid evolution,” was funded by NSF’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, Interdisciplinary Research Using Biological Collections program.
The host institutions for this ...

McKenzie Receives Honorable Mention for Prestigious Scholarship

April 18, 2016

Undergraduate Patrick McKenzie received an honorable mention in the highly prestigious Goldwater Scholarship program.  Students cannot apply directly for the scholarship; they must be nominated by their institution.  To be selected among all his peers at UT and then to receive an honorable mention at the national level is a testament to his promising research ...

Center for Tree Science Fellowship for Ware

April 14, 2016

Ian Ware (Bailey Lab) has received the Center for Tree Science Graduate Research Fellowship with the Morton Arboretum.  The fellowship provides $9500 for students to attend the US Forest Service workshop: Gene Conservation of Tree Species, field research funding, and sequencing funding.

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