AAAS, Pacific Division Alan E. Leviton
Purpose of the award: The purpose of the award is to provide one or more graduate students studying within the geographical boundaries of the Pacific Division or otherwise associated with the Pacific Division with research funds of up to $750 to assist in funding a research project leading to their advanced degree(s).
Funding: On-going funding comes from earnings from an endowment held by the Pacific Division in the name of Alan E. Leviton, former Executive Director and President of the Pacific Division. Additional funds are sought to 1) increase the endowment in order to insure that the full amount is available annually to as many students as possible and 2) provide non-endowed funds to help fund the on-going award on an annual basis. Persons interested in contributing, either to the endowment or to the annual award, should contact Roger Christianson, Ph.D., Executive Director, AAAS Pacific Division (for contact information, click here).
Application Procedure: The student shall provide a written request by e-mail attachment (either as a word-processed document [Microsoft Word or saved as an rtf file] or as a pdf file) to the Executive Director of the Pacific Division (for contact information, click here), which includes
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on 1 May
Applications received past the stated deadline or applications incomplete at the time of the deadline will not be considered.
Reporting: The awardee shall, within 180 days of funding of the award, make a brief report (limit 500 words) to the Executive Director of the results generated by the award monies and the impact of those results on the overall research project. The report will be forwarded to the Division's Executive Committee and Council for review. The report, or an abridged version thereof, should be suitable for publication on the Division's website and also in the Division's Newsletters.
The awardee is encouraged to present the results of the research supported by this award at the next Annual Meeting of the Division and will be granted a complimentary meeting registration should they choose to do so.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners of Leviton Student Research Awards
Jamie Lee, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. Major professor: Frances P. Wilkerson. Project: Nutrient Uptake Kinetics of Microcystis aeruginosa in the San Francisco Estuary. Award: $750.
Michelle A. Berney, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. Major professor: Owen J.T. McCarty. Project: Thrombin Interactions with Clots Formed under Shear Flow: The Role of gamma'-Fibrinogen. Award: $735.
Gwen Conahan, Department of Biology, Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. Major professor: Katharyn Boyer. Project: Nutrient Dynamics and Production in San Francisco Bay Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Beds: Food Web and Restoration Implications. Award: $620.
Virginia Jayne Emery, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California. Major Professor: Neil D. Tsutsu. Project: Parabiosis in Ant-Gardens: Nestmate Recognition in Multi-Partnered Ant Nests. Award: $750.
Kathryn A. Hedges, Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Eureka, California. Major professor: Bruce A. O'Gara. Project: Copper Exposure Damages both Dopaminergic and GABAneurgic Neurons in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Award: $750.
Neil Losin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California. Major Professor: Greg Grether. Project: The Evolution of Competitive Mimicry in Indonesian Orioles (Oriolus spp.). Award: $750.
Kimberly E. Beatty, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Major professor: David A. Tirrell. Project: Fluorescent Visualization of Proteins Traveling Through the Secretory Pathway. Award: $750.
Shawn Butcher, Zoology Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Major professor: Jaga Giebultowicz. Project: Using Real-time PCR to Examine Variation of Expression of Detoxifying Enzymes in Drosophila Over the Course of a 24-hour Period. Award: $700.
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