Recently, Morgan Slevin, an IB PhD student, and Gillian Cannataro, an undergraduate researcher, received prestigious research awards from the American Ornithological Society (AOS). Both Slevin and Cannataro conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Rindy Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology. The American Ornithological Society gives research awards annually to support undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs conducting research in various areas of avian biology. Slevin is pictured to the left and Cannataro is pictured below.
Both Slevin and Cannataro won competitive Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research awards. The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. In addition, Slevin also received a Werner and Hildegard Hesse Award, which supports graduate student research for studying birds in the wild. The American Ornithological Society bestows a range of awards that recognize excellence in ornithology, honor outstanding service to the societies, and promote research and society involvement by students, postdocs, and early career professionals.