IB PhD Candidate Wins Award and Presents at International Conference

Galloway Conference Katherine Galloway, Ph.D. candidate who works in the laboratory of Dr. Marianne Porter, received the 2018 Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship for Graduate Students ($2,000) in June. This scholarship is awarded annually to full-time graduate students in the field of marine biology with a focus in marine technology, marine engineering and/or marine science. The Marine Technology Society (MTS) was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government, and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. The guiding purpose of the MTS is to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology. In addition to receiving this scholarship, Galloway recently presented her research in an oral presentation at the 2018 Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) that took place this July in Florence, Italy. Her talk was entitled "Mechanical properties and puncture performance of the venomous spines of the red lionfish, Pterois volitans." Galloway also received a $500 travel award from the SEB to attend the international symposium. Congratulations to Kate and her advisor Dr. Marianne Porter on the recent award and international public presentation!