Simon, Phillip and Harvi gave excellent poster presentations...and congrats to Jake who won 3rd place!
Congrats to Brandy Reynolds, Amanda Scampini, Phillip Breslow, and Simon White for successful proposals! Full sweep!
At the NV Bugs and Butterflies butterfly house and garden, we helped visitors hunt for native pollinators, and began a photo record for a Bee ID guide
The lab has excitedly partnered with Nevada Bugs and Butterflies, the Nevada Museum of Natural History, and the Great Basin Community Food Co-op to host a series of events for National Pollinator Week. We believe these to be the first events held to celebrate NPW in Nevada! We plan to grow bigger and better each year, so stay tuned.
"An Evening to Celebrate Pollinators" at the Co-Op, June 20th 2014. Graduate student Jacob Francis presented a brief (18 min) overview of the challenges faced by native pollinators, followed by an in-depth Q&A with local beekeepers, Leonard lab members, and the general public.
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).
Jake Brannam and Amanda Scampini represented us-- and, excitingly, Amanda won first place!
Congrats to UNR College of Science Dean's Graduate scholar recipient, Jake Francis!
Congrats to Sigma Xi grant-in-aid of research and I.N.B.R.E summer fellowship recipient Amanda Scampini!
University of California, Davis, 2008-2011
I organized a graduate student science outreach group, “Watch It, Don’t Squash It" that visited an after-school program for at-risk youth in Sacramento as well as local Davis schools.
University of Arizona, 2008-2011
An article highlights the PERT postdoctoral fellowship program's partnership with Pima Community College
I organized a workshop for the day-long “Expanding Your Horizons” conference held for middle- and high-school girls through the University of Arizona WiSE program and was interviewed about it.Rainee Kaczorowski, Ben Blonder, Jenny Jandt and I ran a hands-on extravaganza entitled "The Not-So-Secret Life of Bees: Careers in Animal Behavior”.