Incoming SGA Secretary and Henning lab member Maggie Braun was highlighted on the Biology Department website! See the article here!
Maggie will be joining a STEM-packed Student Government for the 2021-2022 academic year with Henning lab researcher Grace Sekaya as the President!
Watched four amazing undergrads walk across the stage today and graduate!! The FUNGGii lab is losing 4 fantastic students, however we are super excited to see what comes next!! Carolien is heading to Wake Forest to start a MS in sustainability, Emma is heading to San Diego to work with sea lions, Leslie & Chelsea are finishing a couple of courses at the Sea Lab and then venturing beyond!!
New Paper out today in Ecosphere! Check out this paper lead by Case Prager on some work out of Rocky Mountain Biology Laboratory!
This week, J was awarded the 2021 Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence award. More coming soon, but J appreciates all the students, peers that nominate him, and the administration for providing him the award!!
Angela was 1 of 3 panelists to participate in the University of Minnesota's Petri Dish series to address systemic racism in science. Angela was incredible, as were the other 2 panelists (Stefanie Marshall and Hillary Barron) and moderated by the incredible Mohamed Yakub! The Petri dish is co-sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences and the Bell Museum!
If you missed it, the video can be found right here!
After a delayed start to the experiment because of COVID-19 field work restrictions, then hurricane Sally & Zeta knocking out access to the west end of Dauphin Island, J, Leslie, & Chelsea were finally able to get out to layout the DRAGNet sites and install seed rain carpets! This long-term experiment will test how nutrient addition & disturbance impacts secondary succession of coastal dune ecosystems, and is part of the larger multisite experiment.
J gave the Biology departmental seminar at South this afternoon on some of the Education research the lab is currently conducting and a little bit of our future plans! Check out the seminar here
J is virtually visiting Wright State University today to give a seminar on some of the cool work our group is doing! J is super excited to be able to catch up and hang out with former lab mate Megan Rua, assistant professor in the Biological Sciences dept.
Recent Henning Lab undergraduate researcher Madison Nelson will be joining the lab as a dual-enrollment Masters student working toward her M.S. in Biology and M.Ed. in Secondary Education simultaneously! Madison will be exploring how student visible and hidden identities shape their experiences in STEM classes at South Alabama, Auburn, Tuskegee, and Cal State Chico! WooHoo!
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama