Four undergraduates win first place with entomology research at UURAF

posted on April 19, 2017 1:33pm

Jaclyn Stone, Emilie Cole and Katie Boyd-Lee of the Isaacs Lab. (view larger image)
Jaclyn Stone, Emilie Cole and Katie Boyd-Lee of the Isaacs Lab.

Several undergraduates working in Entomology research labs presented their research at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 7, 2017, with four of them winning first place in their respective sections. First place winners were awarded $100 and are eligible to submit their work for consideration for the UURAF grand prize of $500.

Congratulations to the following students:

First place

  • Katie Boyd-Lee (Isaacs Lab): The effect of floral pollen availability on bee visitation
  • Emilie Cole (Isaacs Lab): Influence of fruit position, harvest frequency and can density on drosophila infestation in fall red raspberry
  • Megan Heil (Gut Lab): Mark-recapture of Drosophila suzukii to determine dispersal distance and trapping area
  • Jaclyn Stone (Isaacs Lab): The effects of morphology on the survivorship of a key pest in berry crops

Honorable mention

  • Michael Killewald (Isaacs Lab): Identification of pollen used for offspring provisioning within the bee genus: Megachile

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Honors College, the UURAF provides MSU

undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity with faculty, peers and external audiences. Students can present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. This year, approximately 950 students from 14 colleges presented their research on a wide variety of topics.

Visit the UURAF website for more information on the 2017 forum and for a complete list of all first place recipients.