Congratulations Caroline Storer and Neala Kendall!

Two outstanding Student Chapter members were honored at the AFS 2011 Conference.

Caroline Storer was awarded the James Wright Student Travel Award, given in recognition of her potential for success in research in fisheries genetics as well as her service to the American Fisheries Society. Caroline was invaluable in her role as the President of the Student Chapter in 2010-2011, coordinating the development of several new outreach programs. To learn more about her, see her website.

Neala was awarded the J. Frances Allen Scholarship and the Eugene Maughan Scholarship in recognition of her research promise, scientific merit and academic achievment. Neala has always been an active Student Chapter member, and she recently organized a Student-Mentor Happy Hour and Lunch, Career Fair, and Student Social as the Chair of Student Activities at AFS 2011. To learn more about her, see her website.

Thank you to AFS UW members who were a part of AFS 2011!

Many of our Student Chapter members contributed to the success of the annual meeting this year. Thank you to all who volunteered their time, organized student events, and moderated symposia. You helped us make connections at the Career Fair, get career advice at the Student-Mentor Lunch, and raised money for student activities by selling out all of our t-shirts. We had so much support, it even made the news! We are proud to have such an involved Student Chapter. Below, some AFS UW Student Chapter members pause for a picture with Sal the Salmon and Dr. Randall Peterman, Professor at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Peterman’s students posed with Sal too!

FINAL STATS: 4300 registrants, 2400 oral presentations, over 450 posters!