TAMIU Students Win Award at Symposium

TAMIU Students Win Award at Symposium

Two Texas A&M International University undergraduate students received an award at the Texas A&M University Eighth Annual Integration Symposium “From Speciation to Extinction: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biodiversity.”

Marc Andres and Monica Treviño received the best undergraduate poster award for their poster: “Influence of Fish on Ecosystem Properties in an Urban Wetland in Laredo, Texas.” (photo)

Their poster was based on work done with Dr. Frances Gelwick, associate professor at TAMU and wildlife and fisheries biologist, who is directing research in Laredo in collaboration with Dr. Sushma Krishnamurthy, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Thomas Vaughn, associate professor of biology.

The symposium, held at College Station April 20 – 21, allows students the opportunity to present their research in a professional forum of their peers and gives them an opportunity to interact with leading scientists in ecology.

It is organized by graduate students for graduate and undergraduate students, with the objective of stimulating interest and discussion in conservation, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

For more information on the Symposium, please visit wfsc.tamu.edu/eis/index.html

For additional information, please contact Dr. Krishnamurthy at 326.2584 or skrishna@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 385C.

Beginning Thursday, May 31, University summer schedule hours will be from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. – noon on Fridays.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu