BEACON attends the 2016 AISES National Conference

This post is written by BEACON postdoc Wendy Smythe

BEACON co-sponsored Alaska Native (Haida) pre-college students who presented research projects, two summer interns, presented research talks, and volunteered as undergraduate and graduate research judges.

Left to Right: intern Lauren Smythe, Judi Brown Clarke, Wendy F. Smythe, Alexa Warwick, intern Sarah Peele

Postdoctoral Fellows Wendy F. Smythe presented the research talk “Traditional Ecological Knowledge Coupled with STEM” and Alexa Warwick presented the research talk “Treefrog tales: incorporating evolutionary biology in research, conservation, and education”.

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Sarah Peele (left) and Lauren Smythe (right)

Summer interns Lauren Smythe and Sarah Peele presented their research projects at the National Conference. Lauren was mentored by Chandara Jack, Ph.D. presented the poster “Influence of Rhizobia and Herbivory on Rapid Evolution and Invasive Plants”. Sarah mentored by Wendy F. Smythe, Ph.D. presented the poster “What the HEK-Haida Ecological Knowledge Coupled with STEM”. Lauren and Sarah are both Alaska Native students, from the Kaigani Haida community of Hydaburg, Alaska.

Back row, left to right: Judi Brown Clarke, Traesea Miramontez, Sonia Ibarra, Wendy F. Smythe, Joe Hilliare, Lauren Smythe. Front row, left to right: Stasha Sanderson, Nevaeh Peele, Sarah Peele, Lillian Borromeo, Alexa Warwick

Back row, left to right: Judi Brown Clarke, Traesea Miramontez, Sonia Ibarra, Wendy F. Smythe, Joe Hilliare, Lauren Smythe. Front row, left to right: Stasha Sanderson, Nevaeh Peele, Sarah Peele, Lillian Borromeo, Alexa Warwick

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