Heidi Yeh was informed of awards from Hudson River Foundation, Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship of the Hudson River Foundation ($20,000) for her project on “Phylogeography and Nutrient Dynamics of the Oyster Microbiome in NYC Harbor” for which she will work with the Billion Oyster Project. She received award from the USDA NRAC (Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center) ($17,581) and funding from the Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant Program ($15,000) for her project, Developing a Thermal Shock Method to Control Disease and Biofouling on Oyster Farms”. Congratulation Heidi and Dave Bushek.
Emily Slesinger was selected as a runner-up for the 2020 J. Frances Allen Scholarship Award. The J. Frances Allen Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Allen, who pioneered women’s involvement in the AFS and in the field of fisheries. The scholarship award comes with $2500 award. Congratulation Emily and Grace Saba.