Three Entomology students secure summer research with EEB Fellowships
The competitive fellowships from MSU’s Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) program are based on the student’s scholarly accomplishments, research potential and engagement in EEB endeavors.
Twelve Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) fellowships have been announced with entomologists earning three of the awards. Each student has received a stipend totaling $7,500 including matching support from advisors, allowing them to focus solely on research over the summer. The honored entomology students are:
- Elizeth Cinto-Mejia, advised by Will Wetzel
- Daniel Turner, advised by Will Wetzel
- Zinan Wang, advised by Henry Chung
In addition, Turner, who ranked in the top of the group was awarded a Don Hall Fellowship, which comes with an additional stipend of $1,000 from EEB’s Dr. Don Hall Endowed Fund. This fellowship is named for the late zoology professor who served as EEB director from 1989 to 2004.
“We’re delighted to support a terrific group of scholars,” said EEB director Elise Zipkin. “This is exactly the type of investment that will benefit not only these impressive individuals but will also enrich the entire community. We are proud to be part of Michigan State’s vast network of lifting up early career scholars.”
“MSU’s EEB program is recognized to be a trailblazer in inter-disciplinary, cutting edge research and education. They are at the forefront of broad scholarly accomplishments in graduate education while incorporating professional development of their students and postdocs,” said Thomas Jeitschko, the dean of MSU’s graduate school. “We are excited to partner with a program that is illuminating the path forward.”
Read about all 12 recipients: EEB Fellowships secure summer research for 12 graduate students