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Summer 2019

Anne Leonard

Campus workspace

Campus workspace

As spring semester comes to an end, some lab highlights!

  • Felicity ended her postdoctoral era with a new publication on how neonicotinoid pesticides impact learning in free-flying bees, and now heads to UT-Austin to begin her faculty position.

  • Jake received 2nd place in the UNR Graduate Student Association’s Student Paper Competition! A version of this work will be out in press in a few weeks, so stay tuned…

  • Anna received a Hadley-Lynch Scholarship from the UNR Biology Department!

  • PI Leonard received the Hyung K. Shin Award for Excellence in Research from the College of Science. It was great to have all our hard work recognized in this way!

Now for a busy but hopefully productive summer! Many of us will be at conferences (e.g. International Pollinator Conference at UC Davis, Evolution). PI Leonard is starting a year of leave, so may be a bit slower to answer emails than normal.

Well that was a good semester

Anne Leonard

Now that grades are submitted and the summer is stretching before us, what happened this Spring? A lot!

  • Jake received the Jenkins Fellowship, and Devon the Broussard Fellowship from EECB.
  • Felicity received the first-ever UNR Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring award.
  • Crystal and Prag presented great posters at the UNR Undergraduate Research Poster Session.
  • At the Pacific Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Jake received First Place for his 10 minute talk, and Rebekah was awarded 2nd place in the Undergraduate Poster Competition.
  • We shrunk ourselves down and took a new set of lab photos!

The summer should be jam packed with mentoring workshops (AL), Floral volatile workshops (JF and DP), presentations at Animal Behavior (AL) and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (FM). On top of all that, new PhD student Anna is joining the lab soon!

Mentoring Award!

Anne Leonard

Celebrating at Midtown Eats with a "Bee's Knees" cocktail

Celebrating at Midtown Eats with a "Bee's Knees" cocktail

I was honored to receive the 2017 "Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor" award, from UNR! We try hard to create a research environment in which undergraduates have a chance to get a taste of science. Thanks everyone!!!!

2017 Bee Bake Off!

Anne Leonard

Felicity's edible bumblebee colony, complete with honeypots

Felicity's edible bumblebee colony, complete with honeypots

Springtime, and lots to celebrate!

  • Emily Breslow successfully defended her honors thesis on octopamine
  • Devon and Jake received Whittell Fellowships for research at Little Valley
  • Devon won 4th place ($250) for her poster at the UC Davis Bee Symposium, and Felicity gave an excellent lighting talk!
  • Crystal Wang received a Nevada Undergraduate Research Award to fund an independent research project
  • And, we had our annual Bee Bake Off!! Held annually in memory of Harvi Singh (a former undergrad who brought his A-game to bee-themed baking), we had many tasty contributions. This years's winner? Jake Francis! Pictured holding the "B" trophy, for his orange-buttercream bumblebee macarons.

End of year awards

Anne Leonard

The end of the year brought two reasons to attend the Biology Awards ceremony: Simon White successfully presented his Biology With Distinction project to the department, and Devon Picklum received a Wilson Scholarship!

UNR College of Science Poster Session

Anne Leonard

Happy poster presenters and mentors!

Happy poster presenters and mentors!

The 2015 COS Poster competition just wrapped up, and we were pleased to present five posters in the undergraduate and graduate divisions. All did amazingly well, and their posters will soon be on display in our building. Excitingly, Emily was awarded first place, and Cheyenne third place. Congrats to all on a great showing!

End of $emester

Anne Leonard

Congrats to Jake Francis and Brandy Reynolds, who both received good news at the end of the semester-- EECB research funds (Jake) and Biology Dept. Scholarship! (Brandy).

View from UNR's Little Valley Research station

View from UNR's Little Valley Research station

Summer awaits!!