Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Biology News

WKU Biology Alumnus Receives Alltech Young Scientist Award

WKU Biology Alumnus Receives Alltech Young Scientist Award

My name is Maggie Wisniewska, and I am a 2011 WKU alumnus.  I completed my Master of Science Degree (MS) in Biology under the advisement of Dr. Bruce Schulte.  My MS thesis question investigated the interplay of age, reproductive condition and behavioral traits in female African savanna elephants.  While still at WKU I decided to enter the competition for the Alltech Young Scientist Award (http://www.alltech.com/education/alltech-young-scientist/about).  This award is granted by Alltech, Inc., a company that gives undergraduate and graduate students a chance to share their research with the global community and compete at two levels: country and international level.  The Young Scientist program’s scope of interest spans a variety of topics related to agriculture, such as agronomy, animal science, biological science or veterinary science.  Recently, my paper, entitled “Trade-offs in activity budgets in lactating and nonlactating African savanna elephants”, was selected as the third prize winner in the United States graduate category.  I also received a prize of $300 USD, a memory stick and a medal recognizing my work.  Today I would like to share my success with the Biology Department and the entire WKU community.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my committee members and fellow graduate students for their guidance and support and the WKU Graduate Studies, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, and the Department of Biology for their funding.

Categories
Latest Headlines
WKU Student Selected for Assistantship at ESRI International GIS Conference

over 16,000 GIS professionals, educators, and users from over 120 countries attend the world’s largest conference in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This conference was hosted by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in San Diego, CA.

WKU METEOROLOGY PROGRAM HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL YOUTH WEATHER CAMP

The WKU Meteorology Program is hosting more than 20 students from 10 states and Puerto Rico this week (July 17-21) for its fifth annual weather camp.

WKU CHNGES Student Completes International Internship and Researches Carbon Footprint of an Upcoming International Arctic Conference

Audrey Alexander, a senior in Western Kentucky University’s CHNGES program, participated in the 3rd annual Iceland Faculty-Led Study abroad course focusing on the realities and perspectives of climate change in Iceland.

Featured Articles

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/25/14