Two grad students win travel awards to attend the "World Congress on Evolution III" in the Galapagos in June

Congratulations to the two outstanding graduate students who were selected for travel awards to attend the third "World Congress on Evolution", to be held June 1-5, 2013, on the Galapagos Island of San Cristobal.

Melissa Kemp is a third-year PhD student in Elizabeth Hadly's lab at Stanford University, and Aide Macias Muñoz is a first-year PhD student from Adriana Briscoe's lab at UC Irvine.

The awards will cover conference registration, travel, food and lodging. Part of NESCent's efforts to serve members of groups that are under-represented or under-served in evolutionary science, the awards were restricted to graduate students who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

Forty-two students applied. Our only regret is that we have funds to send just two of them. Congrats again to Melissa and Aide!

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