Ella Vardeman, a junior majoring in Plant Biology, is the recipient of the 2017 Joshua Laerm Academic Support Award for Undergraduate Research. The Georgia Museum of Natural History administers this student award for field or collections-oriented research in natural history. The $1,000 award will cover Ella's registration and travel expenses to attend the 79th annual meeting of The Association of Southeastern Biologists (Myrtle Beach, SC; March 2018) with PBio faculty mentor Wendy Zomlefer. Ella will present her herbarium project, Flora of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Based on Digitized Specimens in the GA Herbarium. The talk is based on her PBIO 4960 independent study conducted under the supervision of Wendy Zomlefer, Steven Hughes, and David Giannasi. Congrats to Ella!
Photo: Ella Vardeman presenting the poster based on her work at the Plant Biology Graduate Student Symposium, 22 August 2017.