The NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards are made possible by support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Michigan State University (MSU). The program has supported more than 400 students from approximately 160 institutions worldwide since 1998 to present their research and interact with leading scientists and other attendees at meetings of US-IALE and IALE.

This is the 20th consecutive year of the program. The 21 awardees have opportunities to meet at a special dinner gathering, learn the latest developments in landscape ecology, present their research, build professional networks with other conference attendees, and collaborate on telecoupling.

The 2017 awards were presented at the the US-IALE 2017 Annual Meeting in April in Baltimore, MD.

Zeenatul Basher, U.S. Geological Survey
Nadine Bohner, University of Guelph, Canada
Brooke Cassell, Portland State University
Anad Chaudhary, Baylor University
Laura D’Acunto, Purdue University
Cecilie Friis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Maryam Gharehaghaji, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anna Klevtcova, North Carolina State University
Altaaf Mechiche-Alami, Lund University, Sweden
Amanda Michaels, North Carolina State University
Ethan Miller, Yale University
Monica Noon, Clark University
Hogeun Park, Michigan State University
Chelsie Romulo, George Mason University
Ramon Filipe Bicudo Silva, University of Campinas, Brazil
Jing Sun, Michigan State University
Melanie Torres, Murray State University
Heather Triezenberg, Michigan Sea Grant
Madelyn Tucker, Wayne State University
Hayley Tumas, University of Georgia
Bo Zhang, University of Miami