Moffitt and Students Receive National Awards from American Fisheries Society

Thursday, September 30 2010

Fishery resources students and faculty in the College of Natural Resources recently were recognized by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) annual conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Zachary Penney, doctoral candidate, and Kelly Stockton, master's candidate, both received one of the nine Skinner Memorial awards given. The Skinner awards provide travel moneys for exceptional graduate or undergraduate students to attend and present at the American Fisheries Society.

Jessica Buelow, master's candidate, received one of AFS' four Equal Opportunity Section's travel awards. The AFS Equal Opportunities Section is working to increase participation in the society by graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Travel grants not to exceed $500 each are awarded on a competitive basis to assist these students with expenses incurred when attending the annual meeting.

All of the students presented papers on their research findings and are students of Christine Moffitt, fisheries professor, who is the assistant unit leader of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Moffitt also attended and was presented with the Emmeline Moore Award recognizing career achievement in the promotion of demographic diversity in the society.