Laurie Henneman Outstanding Student Presentation Awards

The Montana Academy of Sciences would like to thank all those who attended and participated in our 2016 Annual Meeting on April 8 and 9 at Montana Tech.  Additionally, we would like to thank our sponsors of the meeting; we could not have done it without you!  There were many fine poster and oral presentations at the meeting, but the Board of Directors have identified the following four students as recipients of the Laurie Henneman outstanding student presentation awards:

Best Undergraduate Student Poster:  Oscar Machado, Montana State University – Bozeman, “Determining the place of Aqp-3b in the Wnt/Ca2+ Noncanonical Pathway”

Best Graduate Student Poster:  Medora Lachman, Montana State University – Bozeman, “The Intertwined Successional Development of Lamb Gut Microbota and Immune System”

Best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation: Jordan Foster, Montana Tech, “Stormwater in Silver Bow and Blacktail Creeks: Implications for the Microbial Community”

 Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation: M. Rashelle Herrygers, Montana State University – Bozeman, “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Metabolic Profiles to Distinguish Geographically Isolated Populations of Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus)”

 

Congratulations to all the award winners!

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Have Photos?

If any attendees have photos from this year’s MAS annual meeting last weekend and don’t mind having them posted, please send them to webmaster Jim Barron at, jbarron@msubillings.edu.

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2016 Annual Meeting Program

The 2016 Annual Meeting Program can be found at the link below:

2016 Annual Meeting Program
Download the MAS 2016 Annual Meeting Program

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Small Grants 2016

The MAS awards small grants to undergraduate and graduate researchers in Montana. We have increased the size of our grants this year. In 2016, we hope to award THREE larger grants (up to $1500) and FOUR smaller grants (up to $750). This year’s deadline for grant submissions is March 10, 2016. Awards will be announced after the 2016 MAS Annual Meeting, April 8-9 in Butte. Awardees will be required to present their research at the 2017 MAS Annual Meeting.

For more information and application materials, see our Small Grants page, under Funding and Awards on the top navigation bar.

 

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2016 Annual Meeting Announcement

The 2016 Montana Academy of Science’s Meeting will be held April 8th – 9th on the campus of Montana Tech in Butte (map of campus). The poster session will be Friday evening at 6 pm, followed by dinner. The oral sessions will be on Saturday.

The deadline for abstract submission and meeting registration is March 25. Registrations after this date will be accepted until April 5, but will require a $10 late fee. All presenters must be MAS members, but Annual Meeting attendance does not require an MAS membership.

Instructions: Oral Presenters or Poster Presentations

To submit an abstract, go to Online Abstract Submission.

To register for the meeting, go to Online Registration.

When the program for 2016 has been set, it will be posted under Annual Meeting Program, so be sure to check back a week or so before the annual meeting.

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2015 MAS Annual Meeting Presentation Award Winners

When the program for 2016 has been set, it will be posted under Annual Meeting Program, so be sure to check back a week or so before the annual meeting.

2015 Small Grant Awardees

Anthony Slominski, MSU-Bozeman, “The effects of climate-driven phenological shifts on plant-pollinator interactions and plant and pollinator reproductive success”

Alan J. Weaver, Jr., MSU-Bozeman, “Characterization of Antibacterial Mechanisms of Action against MRSA Biofilms through 1H NMR Metabolomics”

Niall G. Clancy, MSU-Bozeman, “The effects of a large river impoundment on river channel complexity: implications for downstream macroinvertebrate community structure and function”

Kaitlyn See, MSU-Bozeman, “Rescuing convergent extension after inhibition of an aquaporin”

Christopher Prescott, Rocky Mountain College, “Montana grassland plant resistance to (±) catechin: an exudate of spotted knapweed, Centaurea maculosa”

2015 First Annual Laurie Henneman Best Poster/Oral Presentation Awardees:

Best Poster Awardees:

Heidi J. Smith, Graduate Student, MSU-Bozeman, “Riverine dissolved organic matter decomposition and dynamics”

K. Phyu Pannu, Undergraduate, MSU-Bozeman, “The role of ZIC1 in cranial suture formation”

Best Oral Presentation Awardees:

Katharine Perz, Graduate Student, MSU-Bozeman, “Evaluation of differences in body composition and carcass characteristics in lambs divergent in residual feed intake”

Theodore Darnell, Undergraduate, MT-Tech of UM, “Analysis of urban humans and their spatial allowance for predators”

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2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 Montana Academy of Science’s Meeting will be held April 10th – 11th on the campus of Montana Tech in Butte (map of campus). The poster session will be Friday evening at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. The oral sessions will be on Saturday.

Our sponsors for the 2015 meeting include:

  • Dr. Bob Wilmouth, President, Rocky Mountain College
  • Dr. Doug Coe, Dean, College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies, Montana Tech
  • Dr. Beverly Hartline, Vice Chancellor for Research, Montana Tech
  • Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, VP for Research, Montana State University
  • Dr. Beth Weatherby, Chancellor, University of Montana – Western
  • Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, Montana State University – Billings

2015 Annual Meeting Program

Academy Poster Abstracts

Academy Oral Abstracts

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2015 Annual Meeting Announcement

The 2015 Montana Academy of Science’s Meeting will be held April 10th – 11th on the campus of Montana Tech in Butte (map of campus). The poster session will be Friday evening at 6 pm, followed by dinner. The oral sessions will be on Saturday.

The deadline for abstract submission and meeting registration is March 21. Registrations after this date will be accepted until April 3, but will require a $10 late fee. All presenters must be MAS or Sigma Xi members, but Annual Meeting attendance does not require an MAS membership.

Instructions: Oral Presenters or Poster Presentations

To submit an abstract, go to Online Abstract Submission.

To register for the meeting, go to Online Registration.

When the program for 2015 has been set, it will be posted under Annual Meeting Program, so be sure to check back a week or so before the annual meeting.

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2014 MAS Annual Meeting Presentation Award Winners

The Montana Academy of Sciences would like to congratulate the following student award winners from the 2014 Annual Meeting:

2014 Best Oral Presentation by an Undergraduate
Brennan Zotovich, Rocky Mountain College
“Phenotypic and Genetic Characterization of a Hybrid Phoxinus Community in a Montana Prairie Stream”

2014 Best Poster Presentation by an Undergraduate
David Kemp, University of Great Falls
“Estimating Population Density of the White-Tailed Jackrabbit Lepus townsendii in Select Central Montana Agricultural Fields”

 

 

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2014 Recipients of Student Research Grants

The Montana Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Student Research grants:

Allison M. Adams, University of Great Falls (Dr. Alex Shafer, advisor)
“The Effects of Detraining on Collegiate Softball Player’s Performance Indicators”

Bryon K. Anderson, MSU-Bozeman (Dr. Thomas Livinghouse, advisor)
“Exploring the methodology of allylbis(silane)-imine cyclizations in polycyclic alkaloid synthesis. A concise approach to the synthesis of the azatricyclic core of Asparagamine A and Stemofoline”

Erica Garroutte, MSU-Bozeman (Dr. Andrew Hansen)
“Using field data to validate satellite models of elk forage in the Upper Yellowstone River Basin to improve prediction under climate and land use change”

Pannu Khin, MSU-Bozeman (Dr. Christa Merzdorf, advisor)
“Positioning the Midbrain-Hindbrain Boundary during Nervous System Development”

Madison P. Martin, MSU-Bozeman (Dr. Michelle Flenniken, advisor)
“Evaluation of the Metabolic Signatures of Virus-Infection and Agrochemical-Stress in Honey Bees”

Katherine J. Martini, University of Great Falls (Dr. Chrissie Carpenter, advisor)
“The Effects of Generated vs. Store-bought Alcohol in Blood & Breath”

Elizabeth A. Mullins, MSU-Billings (Dr. Kurt Toenjes, advisor)
“Identification of potential targets of the Grr1p SCF ubiquitin ligase pathway in fungi”

Anthony Slominski, MSU-Bozeman (Dr. Laura Burkle)
“Life history traits of bees and forbs as mediators of phenological responses to climate change: interaction mismatches, survival, and community-level implications change”

Heidi J. Smith, MSU-Bozeman (Dr. Christine M Foreman, advisor)
“Linking biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology: the role of dissolved organic matter decomposition in a Montana stream”

The award winners are required to submit their findings at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the MAS. We look forward to seeing your work. The Board of the MAS expresses thanks to all those who submitted project proposals. Keep those great submissions coming next year!

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