Old News, but still Good News

3/15: Chelsea Miller wins conservation scholarship.

Chelsea Miller, EEB Ph.D. student in the Kwit Lab, was recently awarded the 2015 Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship through the Garden Club of America. The award is geared to promote conservation of rare and endangered flora in the United States, especially the Southeast. The fellowship will greatly assist with Chelsea’s interests in the ecology of rare and endemic Trilliums in the Southeast.

5/15: Undergraduates participate in ant seed dispersal research.

Angie Mestas (New Mexico State University) and Jake Nash (Oberlin College) participated in the University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, where Charlie was a mentor, in summer 2015. There, they proposed and carried out research addressing the role of ant seed treatments in ant seed dispersal systems.

9/15: President & CEO of Great Smoky Mountains Institute visits UT.

Jen Jones, President & CEO of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT) visited UT-Knoxville twice in 2015. Charlie hosted her first visit, where she gave an overview of GSMIT and the opportunities it could provide to students and faculty. In her second visit, Jen helped lead a workshop on experiential learning for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.