My research students (including my ASE interns from last year) received two awards at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) Annual Conference! Each APCG conference typically features around 100 papers by undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty/professionals, mostly from the US but also including a few other Pacific nations.
The first is a $500 award, and the highest award for an undergraduate presenter given by the APCG (the Christopherson Geosystems Award for Best Applied Geography/Earth Systems Undergraduate Student Paper); it went to:
*Grandy, Summer L., *Holmes, Brooke A., *Shaw, Zoe M., and *Hastie, Georgia L.; faculty advisor: Eckmann, Ted C. (2016) Developing New Substrates to Improve Ecoroof Performance in the US Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Volume 79: October 5-8, 2016. Portland, OR (USA).
The two ASE high school students who worked with me at UP this summer, Zoe Shaw and Georgia Hastie, are probably also the first high school students to ever be co-authors on a winning paper in the APCG's 79-year history.
My students also swept the undergraduate awards in the "Earth & Environmental Sciences" category at the Thirteenth Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, held on November 4 at Portland State: Summer's team won 1st place (including the ASE interns), and Logan's team won 2nd place. These are the first students from UP's Environmental Studies Department to win awards at Sigma Xi, and the first from the Department to even present there:
*Grandy, Summer L., *Holmes, Brooke A., *Hastie, Georgia L., and *Shaw, Zoe M.; faculty advisor: Eckmann, Ted C. (2016) Developing New Soils to Improve Green Roof Performance in the US Pacific Northwest. Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Columbia-Willamette Chapter: November 4, 2016. Portland, OR (USA).