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Student Grants & Awards

2011

Anjel Helms - Grad. Student

  • NSF Fellowship

Ryoko Ichiki - Post Doc Fellowship:

  • JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. (January 2011-December 2013)
Rupesh Kariyat - Grad. Student:
  • Intercollegiate graduate outreach achievement award, PSU.
  • Awarded CAS grant.
  • First prize for poster competition, Annual Ag Sciences Research Expo, Penn State, Co-sponsored by GAMMA SIGMA DELTA.
  • Second prize for research poster competition, Annual Achievement conference, PSU.
Kerry Mauck - Grad. Student:
  • 1st Place Student Oral Competition: Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch Meeting.
Jason Smith - Grad. Student:
  • Awarded CAS grant.

2010


Jun Tabata - Post doc.:

  • Recipient of the Excellent Young Researchers Overseas Visit Program-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.


Beth Irwin - Grad. Student:

  • Michael E. Duke Memorial Award in Entomology, PSU.


Rupesh Kariyat - Grad. Student:

  • Braddock research award, Dept of Biology, PSU.
  • Winner of the Entomological Foundation's 2010 National Competition for
    Primary Education Science Projects.


Kerry Mauck - Grad. Student:

  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.
  • Ralph O. Mumma Graduate Award.
  • Outstanding Student Research in Ecology Award.


Lori Shapiro - Grad. Student:

  • USDA AFRI Microbial Genomics Training Program.
  • Vartkes Miroyan Memorial Award ($600)
  • Yendol Memorial Travel Award ($100)
  • 2nd Place Entomological Society of America Competition for the President’s Prize
  • Entomological Foundation Lesson Plan Development Award ($100)


Jason Smith - Grad. Student:

  • Michael E. Duke Memorial Award in Entomology, PSU.
  • Selected among best 15 science projects for high school students, Entomology Foundation, Joint with Rupesh Kariyat.
  • Winner of the Entomological Foundation's 2010 National Competition for Primary Education Science Projects.

Ryoko Ichiki - Post Doc Fellowship:
  • Young scientist award -The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, March 2010.
  • Japan Prize in Agricultural Sciences, Achievement Award for Young Scientists - The Foundation of Agricultural Sciences of Japan, November 2010.

2009


Lucie Salvaudon - Post doc.:

  • Recipient of the Marie Curie fellowship.


Tom Bentley - Grad. Student:

  • Awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Awarded Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.


Beth Irwin - Grad. Student:

  • Awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Awarded Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.


Rupesh Kariyat - Grad. Student:

  • Huck Institutes of Life Sciences graduate student travel award, PSU.


Kerry Mauck - Grad. Student:

  • First place: Student competition for the president’s prize – oral presentations ESA annual meeting in Indianapolis.
  • Awarded CAS grant.


Lori Shapiro
- Grad. Student:

  • Awarded Entomological Society of PA Outstanding Student Award.


Jason Smith
- Grad. Student:

  • Awarded Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.

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2008


Jennifer Dean - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of the Penn State University Alumni Association Dissertation Award.


Beth Irwin - Grad. Student:

  • Awarded PSU William Yendol Memorial Travel Award.


Rupesh Kariyat - Grad. Student:

  • Hill memorial award, Dept of Biology, PSU (2008-2010).


Kerry Mauck
- Grad. Student:

  • Received honorable mention for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Awarded Lloyd Adams Memorial Grant in Entomology.
  • Awarded the Vartkes Miroyan Memorial Award in Entomology.


Lori Shapiro
- Grad. Student:

  • Awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2008-2011).
  • Awarded an EPA STARS Fellowship (declined).
  • Awarded Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.
  • Awarded the Michael E. Duke award in Entomology.

Jason Smith - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of a Penn State University Fellowship.

Tom Bentley - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of a Penn State University Fellowship.
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2007


Jennifer Dean - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient Penn State Graduate Outreach Award.
  • Awarded President's Prize Student Competition Award, Entomological Society of America National Meeting (first place oral presentation Section FA).


Casey Delphia - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of the Ralph O. Mumma Graduate Award (most outstanding Ph.D. student in the Department of Entomology).
  • Awarded President's Prize, Entomological Society of America National Meeting (first place oral presentation Section C).


Beth Irwin - Grad. Student:

  • Awarded PSU Entomology Departmental Fellowship.


Rupesh Kariyat - Grad. Student:

  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Fellowship (2007-2008).


Kerry Mauck - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of the Michael E. Duke Memorial Scholarship.
  • Received Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.
  • Second place - Student competition for the president’s prize poster presentations ESA annual meeting in San Diego.
  • Received William Yendol Memorial Research Award (2007- 2009).


Lori Shapiro
- Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of a Penn State University Fellowship.
  • Awarded Yendol Memorial Travel Award.

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2006


John Tooker
- Post doc.:

  • Awarded a USDA/NRI grant (2006-07)


Jennifer Dean - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of the Ralph O. Mumma Graduate Award (Most Outstanding PhD student in the Department of Entomology).


Casey Delphia - Grad. Student:

  • Awarded NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant.
  • Recipient of the Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.


Kerry Mauck - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of a Penn State University Fellowship.


Justin Runyon - Grad. Student:

  • Awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant.
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2005


John Tooker - Post doc.:

  • Recipient of the Entomological Foundation's Henry & Sylvia Richardson Research Grant.


Jennifer Dean - Grad Student:

  • Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences student grant.
  •  Awarded President's Prize at Entomological Society of America (second place oral presentation Section FA).


Casey Delphia - Grad. Student:

  • Recipient of PSU College of Ag. Sciences Student Grant.
  • Awarded President's Prize, Entomological Society of America National Meeting (second place oral presentation section CD).


Justin Runyon
- Grad Student:

  • Recipient of Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences student grant.
  • Awared grant from the William Yendol Memorial Fund in Entomology.

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2004


Jennifer Dean - Grad Student:

  • Recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Awarded a Penn State University Fellowship.


Casey Delphia - Grad Student:

  • Recipient of the Entomological Foundation's Kenneth & Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects award.


Justin Runyon - Grad Student:

  • Recipient of the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania's Outstanding Student Award.
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2003


Jennifer Dean
- Grad Student:

  • Awarded a Penn State University Fellowship.


Casey Delphia - Grad Student:

  • Awarded a Penn State University Fellowship.

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