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 21st consecutive year of the program. The 20 awardees will 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 2018 awards were presented at the US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting in April in Chicago, IL.
Evan Bredeweg, Oregon State University
Erin Buchholtz, Texas A&M University
Stephanie Burgess, University of Mississippi
Andrew Carlson, Michigan State University
Yue Dou, Michigan State University
Yueyue Du, Peking University & Michigan State University
Jonathan Eiseman, Western Michigan University
Devon Gaydos, North Carolina State University
Daniel Hale, University of Connecticut
Ta-Ken Huang, University of Arizona
Insu Jo, Purdue University
Zaneta Kaszta, University of Oxford
Elizabeth LaRue, Purdue University
Sohyun Park, Texas Tech University
Matthew Petrie, New Mexico State University
Colin Phifer, Michigan Technological University
Monika Shea, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Aurora Torres, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Ho Yi Wan, Northern Arizona University
Di Yang, University of Florida