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- Aaron Rains was awarded a Graduate Teaching Award of Merit from the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.
- James Meadow won the Student Award for the 1st Place Oral Presentation at the biannual Soil Ecology Society meetings at University of British Columbia (Onkanagan campus) held May 24-27, 2011.
- Krista Ehlert was one of the four 2011 Montana Weed Control Association scholarship winners.
- Lisa Lone Fight and Jason Baldes have been named as a Native Science Fellows by Hopa Mountain.
- Jason Baldes was the recipient of an EPA STAR graduate fellowship.
- Megan Podolinsky won an Award for Excellence at Montana State University
- Megan Podolinsky received the Torlief Aasheim Community Involvement Award.
- Tim Covino was awarded a 2 year NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- Kendra Kaiser was awarded the NSF Graduate Research PhD Fellowship
- Christine Romano was awarded a three year NSF postdoctoral fellowship.
- Leslie Jones earned a 3 year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PhD award.
- Jerome J. Schleier III won the 2012 Hollandsworth Prize for Best Student Paper Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association in Austin, Texas.
- Krista Ehlert, M.S. student co-advised by Rick Engel and Jane Mangold, won first place in the student paper oral presentation contest in the Range and Agriculture category at the Western Society of Weed Science 65th annual meeting in Reno, NV, March 12-15.
- The following students were named Montana IoE Graduate Fellows: Melissa Bridges, Tim Covino, Leslie Jones, Ilai Keren, James Meadow, Fredric Pollnac, Jerome J. Schleier III, Tanya Skurski, and Tyler Smith.
- Tim Covino received first prize, and Tyler Smith and Fabian Nippgen received second prize for their PhD presentations at Montana American Water Resources Association.
- Leslie Piper received first prize, John Mallard received second prize, and Brian Swindell received third prize for their Masters presentations at Montana American Water Resources Association.
- Padraic Stoy received third prize for his poster presentation at Montana American Water Resources Association.
- Kelsey Jencso, John Mallard and Tyler Smith received the Outstanding Student Paper Award for presentations at the 2010 Fall Meeting Hydrology of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California.
- Oral Presentation - Kelsey Jencso, “Linking catchment structure to hydrologic function: Implications of catchment topography for patterns of landscape hydrologic connectivity and stream flow dynamics.”
- Poster - John Mallard, “The role of stream network complexity in hydrologic turnover, nutrient retention, and watershed outlet sig-natures.”
- Oral Presentation - Tyler Smith, “A Bayesian Toolkit for Modeling Perennial and Ephemeral Catchments”.
- Seth Kurt-Mason took second place in the oral presentation category at the Annual Montana Water Conference in Helena, October 14-15, 2010.
- Tanya Skurski was awarded a Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) scholarship for her thesis work with Bruce Maxwell and Lisa Rew on “Quantifying community-level impacts of spotted knapweed and downy brome” and for her work with the WSWS board.
- Melissa Medley won first place for her poster at the Montana Nutrition Conference.
- Noelle Orloff received 2nd place in the student paper contest (oral presentation) at the Society for Range Management 64th Annual Conference. The title of her paper was “The role of relative size and nitrogen availability in competitive interactions be-tween cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and bluebunch wheat-grass (Pseudoroegneria spicata).”
- Jason Baldes received the US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship award, 2011
- Patrick Della Croce won the Student Travel Award, Western Division of the American Fisheries Society; Award for Dissertation Research, Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Resource Action Fund.
- Alexander Michaud: NASA Epscor
- Fabian Nippgen: Commendation, Montana American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting
- Bellante, Gabriel: ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship Data Award
- Black, Eva: Society for Ecological Restoration, NW Chapter, Student Research Grant
North American Benthological Society President's Fund Award
- Bergstrom, Anna: Montana State Undergraduate Scholars program award
- Covino, Tim: US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship award, 2009-2011
Distinguished Fellow at EPA Science to Achieve Results Fellowship Conference
- Della Croce, Patrick: North American Benthological Society General Fund Award
Student Travel Grant. Western Division of the American Fishery Society
- Erwin, Jeremiah: Commendation at the Montana American Water Resources Association (AWRA) annual meeting
- Ewing, Stephanie: National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award
- Gardner, Kristen: US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship award
- Goodwin, Kim: Published thesis chapter winning best scientific paper of the year by Weed Science Society of America
- Kaiser, Kendra: Montana State Undergraduate Scholars program award
- Kalinin, Alexey: National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship
- Meadow, James: Award for the 2nd Annual Soils Workshop: Soils Metagenomics at Argonne National Labs Boyd Evison Fellowship for research in Yellowstone National Park
- Piper, Leslie: Student Presentation Award, Montana American Water Resources Association Annual meeting (1st place)
- Kurt-Mason, Seth: Student Presentation Award, Montana American Water Resources Association Annual meeting (2nd place)
- Skurski, Tanya: Award for presentation at Weed Science Society of America
- Smith, Heidi: NASA Earth and Space Graduate Fellowship
- Tim Covino was awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship award, 2009-2011 National Center for Airborne Laser Swath Mapping Seed Grant
- Kristin Gardner received a US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship award
- Seth Kurt-Mason received the Montana American Water Resources Association outstanding student presentation award, Fall 2009. His presentation was titled: Assessing groundwater-surface water interactions before and after stream channel reconstruction: science to inform the restoration process, Silver Bow Creek,
- John Mallard was awarded the National Center for Airborne Laser Swath Mapping Seed Grant
- Able Mashamba was awarded the Montana Water Center Student Fellowship
- Rebecca McNamara US Forest Service Co-op Program
- Tanya Skurski received several awards: Montana Weed Control Association Scholarship, the
Ecological Society of America, Graduate Student Policy Award and the Weed Science Society of America, Graduate Student Travel Award
- Diego Riveros-Iregui received the Horton Research Award, American Geophysical Union, the
Graduate Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in a Doctoral Program, Montana State University National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology and an Ecosystem Science Cluster, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
- Melissa Bridges was awarded 2nd place in the Graduate Student Paper Contest in the Agronomic Crops and Basic Science section of the annual meeting of the Western Society for Weed Science in February in Albuquerque. The title of her paper was Effect of Imazamox on Feral Rye at Different Physiological Stages.
- Tanya Skurski was awarded 2nd place in the Graduate Student Poster Contest at the annual meeting of the Western Society for Weed Science in February in Albuquerque. The title of her poster was Assessing Plant Community and Environmental Covariates of Non-Indigenous Plant Impacts.
- Trista Vick was selected to be one of 1,900 Space Grant Scholars and Fellows nationwide to receive a
NASA Space Grant Fellowship.
- Adam Sigler produced the high quality DVD “Taking Care of Your Ground Water: A Homeowner’s
Guide to Well and Septic Systems”.
- Adam Sigler received the following grant: Tribal Water Quality Video. Sponsored by Salish Kootenai College. (A Sigler P.I.) 06/15/2009 - 12/31/2009. $15,000.
- Jerome Schleier won the MSU foundation Graduate Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance
in a Master’s Program.
- Kelsey Jencso received a1st place student poster award from the MT section of the American Water Resources Association.
- Carrie Taylor won an award in the Student Competition for Best Presentation at the Billings Symposium.
- Kelsey Jencso was invited to give a talk at the American Geophysical Unions annual fall meeting in San Francisco. His presentation was titled "Hillslope hydrologic connectivity controls riparian groundwater
turnover: Implications of catchment structure for riparian buffering and stream water sources."
- Shannon Savage was one of 6 students in the U.S. that received a fellowship to participate in the Vespucci Summer Institute in Fiesole, Italy this summer. The funding is through the Buffalo IGERT program in Geographic Information Science.
- Tyler Smith was awarded a Montana Water Center Student Research Fellowship in 2008.
- Jerome Schleier won first place in the Student Paper Competition at the Annual Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association held in Reno, Nevada in March. His paper was titled, "Mosquito Management and Risk: Environmental Concentrations of Insecticides and thier Meaning."
- Kelsey Jencso was awarded a Student Paper Award for his contributions to the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco. His paper was entitled, "Topographic Controls on Hillslope-Riparian Water Table Continuity in a Set of Nested Catchments, Northern Rocky Mountains, Montana."
- Tyler Smith was awarded a Student Paper Award for his contributions to the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco as well. He wrote, "A Bayesian Uncertainty Framework for Conceptual Snowmelt and Hydrologic Models Applied to the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest."
- Markus Dieser was selected to attend a symposium for the Next Generation of Polar Researchers in May of 2008 in Colorado Springs, CO. There were over 100 international applicants and only 36 were chosen.
- Markus Dieser received an award for the best poster presentation at the 30th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL) in Montreal, Canada. His poster was entitled, "Microbial diversity and the role of bacterial pigments as cryo- or UV protectants in Pony Lake, Antarctica."
- Diego Riveros was awarded the prestigious AGU Horton Research Award for 2007. This award is granted by the American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section which draws from graduate students worldwide and chooses 2 graduate students annually based on their Ph.D. research. Diego's NSF sponsored research focused on watershed hydrologic-carbon cycle linkages. He is the first MSU student to receive this grant of $10,000.
- Kim Goodwin won 1st Place in the Graduate Student Oral Paper Competition at the Society for Range Management annual meeting in Reno, Nevada held February 9-16.
- Markus Dieser received a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research which partially provided support for him to travel to Dave Kirchman's lab at the Universiy of Delaware to receive training in the Micro-FISH technique.
- Marjolein Schat, an LRES Ph.D. student, was awarded first place for her student scientific paper presentation in the Ecology and Behavior: Subsection Biological Control session at the 2006 Entomological Society of America meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- LRES Ph.D. student Mica Buteler was awarded second place for her student scientific paper presentation in the Crop Protection session at the 2006 Entomological Society of America meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Jill Mikucki, a past LRES doctoral student, was awarded the MSU Foundation Graduate Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Doctoral Program.
- Tim Covino, an advisee of Brian McGlynn, received an Outstanding Student Paper Award for his presentation at the 2005 AGU meeting in San Francisco. His paper was entitled, "Groundwater-Stream Interactions in a Mountain-Valley Transition: Impacts on Catchment Hydrologic Response and Stream Water Chemistry."
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