Award-Winning Student

Congratulations Ashley Mortensen!

Ashley has been awarded the 2017 Southeastern Branch John Henry Comstock Award given by the Entomological Society of America’s National Office. Ashley Mortensen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory studying honey bee behavior. She will be receiving an all-expenses-paid trip to the ESA national meeting in Denver, CO this year, in addition to a cash prize and certificate!

According to the Entomological Society of America, for a student to be considered for this award, he/she “must be a current ESA-SEB student member and have demonstrated excellence in their graduate program, e.g. scholarship, research, teaching, presentations, awards, and extracurricular activities.”

The ESA National Office gives an award to one outstanding Ph.D. student from each of the six regional branches of ESA. The Comstock Award is intended to stimulate interest in entomology throughout the graduate student community and to promote attendance at the ESA annual meeting.

Way to go, Ashley!

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Posted: August 24, 2017

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Amortensen, Beekeeping, Entomology, Honey Bees, Research Update, UFBugs, UFHoneyBeeLab

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