CEOE students demonstrate excellence, receive awards


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2:05 p.m., Dec. 2, 2009----From research on tree bark to fish ecology, graduate students in the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) have made valuable contributions to their fields recently. Four students received awards from the following organizations:

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John Van Stan, doctoral student in geography -- Outstanding Student Paper Award for the Hydrological Sciences Section at the 2009 American and Canadian Geophysical Unions' Joint Assembly in Toronto. His paper discussed applications of the patented instrument he invented for the measurement of bark microrelief. The award will be presented during the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco this month.

Margaret Miller, master's student in marine biosciences -- Best Student Presentation Award at the American Fisheries Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting at Stockton College in Pomona, N.J., in October. Her presentation focused on the movement of summer flounder in relation to oxygen deprivation in an estuarine tributary.

Emily Maung, marine biosciences doctoral student -- Student Travel Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry to attend its 30th annual North American Meeting held in New Orleans in November. At the meeting, she presented a poster on her research, which examined the effects of a pesticide on the development of horseshoe crab embryos and larvae.

Joseph Senne, physical ocean science and engineering doctoral student -- Best Student Paper Award in Acoustical Oceanography for his presentation at the 158th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in San Antonio in October. His presentation was titled, “Measurement and Modeling of High-Frequency Acoustic Channels for a Moving Source in Shallow Water.”  

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