Student Honors and Activities

Undergraduate student Matthew Scaccia (Parks, Recreation and Tourism) was chosen to attend the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT) conference in Vermont this September. CLfT is a professional development program that focuses on conservation education and hunting awareness. It is a four-day workshop that blends interactive classroom discussion with field experiences, giving participants an opportunity to engage with leading natural resource professionals and conservationists.
SFR’s Binod Neupane was one of 10 Ph.D. students from around the world selected to attend a special summer course on sustainability for coupled human and natural systems organized by the University of Hokkaido in Japan. While there, Binod participated in a poster session describing his research. In June, Binod won the best 1st Time NAC-SETAC Poster Presentation award at the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry conference in Rhode Island.
Yucheng Peng won 1st place in the 2012 Forest Product Society (FPS) Wood Award competition for a paper he authored. The Wood Award is intended to recognize and honor outstanding research conducted by graduate students in the field of wood science and wood products. The Wood Award is the most prestigious FPS award for graduate research.
At the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE), graduate student Alper Kiziltas received the SPE ACCE Graduate Scholarship and the Best Poster award. Each year, only two students in the U.S. are selected for this scholarship through a rigorous process based upon each student’s research.
Doctoral students Spencer Meyer and Michelle Johnson gave an invited presentation on their alternative futures modeling research at the Harvard Forest’s conference on future forest scenarios.