As 2020 come to an end, it is with great honor and pleasure to congratulate three amazing GIDP EIS students who earned EIS program awards in Leadership and Education in 2020.
The EIS Leadership Award goes to the student who supports other students, new and old, with social activities, mentorship, and community building. This year that award goes to:
Rebecca Howes who managed to create student community, plan (safe) activities, and welcome new students in the middle of a pandemic.
The EIS Education Award celebrates student achievement in teaching, mentorship and outreach (and sometimes all three!). This year that award was given to two students who distinguished themselves:
Greg Chism was a critical part of the Graduate College's NSF GRFP Development team, and mentored undergrad and high school students in research, and was very active in outreach, including but not limited to Insect Discovery.
Davide Bergamaschi was involved in both in-person and online delivery of outreach in the spring version of Insect Discovery, mentored undergraduates, and partnered with Wendy Moore in the fall to deliver an innovative, hybrid in-person/online version of Insect Systematics.
Congratulations to all three students!