2016 MEA Award Winners!!

There are many great reasons for researchers and students to become active in the MEA, but the many cash awards for student presentations, posters, and scholarships should be reason enough for entomology students in this region to attend the annual meetings. The MEA gave out ten scholarships this year, each one worth $1,000, to masters and PhD students and cash prizes for winners in the various presentation categories!

A list of award winners is given below, with photos below that (all photos by Kat Lawrence). Congrats to all!


MEA Scholarship: Christi Jaeger

Mitchell Scholarship: Ty Smith & Whitney Crow

Wilson Scholarship: Matthew Thorn & Santos Portugal

Pat and Linda Harris Scholarship: John North, Adam Whalen, Tina Nations, Sara McInnis, and Ellie Moen


Masters Paper Sec 1
1st,Chelsie Darnell; 2nd, Ty Smith

Masters Paper Sec 2
1st, Tyler Towles; 2nd; Sara McInnis

PhD Paper
1st, Ben Thrash; 2nd, Nick Bateman

Undergraduate Poster
1st, James Clements

Masters Poster
1st, Ellie Moen; 2nd, Matt Thorn

PhD Poster
1st, Santos Portugal; 2nd, Whitney Crow


MEA Merit Awards: Jennifer Seltzer, Jenny Bibb, Terry Schiefer, & Jeff Harris

MEA Distinguished Service Awards: Blake Layton & Fred Musser

Outgoing Presidential Award: Jeff Harris


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