Well, it has been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of updating this site but this past week we have had some very fortunate outcomes from the hard work and dedication from students in our lab. Last week, graduate students from all Masters programs on campus participated in TRU’s 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, where each student had a maximum of 3 minutes to describe their research to a panel of judges. Sarah Whitehouse blew them away with her discussion on biosolids, taking first place and winning $1000! Coming in second was Janelle Paulson with a strong presentation on climate change research taking place in our own backyard, Lac Du Bois, and taking home $500! Finally, Medina Jeff-Zanni (also from the Master’s of Environmental Science program) won the People’s Choice award for the competition and $250. Footage of the 3MT can be found here: https://livestream.com/TRU/Live/videos/152923266 . Well done to all that participated, there was a lot of competition!
In other news, congratulations must also be given to Colton Stephens, an undergraduate assistant in our lab! He was awarded the TRU Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award (UREAP) for future work on the ongoing BIODESERT project in our lab. We look forward to working with you again this summer!
Everybody in our lab is working hard on their research to achieve their goals. Stay tuned, more updates will follow this field season.