During the 2017 annual conference in Milwaukee, WI there was another science based thought provoking student paper session.  This year, each student made a significant contribution to our program though their presentations that highlighted research relative to Aquatic Plant Management.  MAPMS would like to thank each student for their time and preparation in presenting at our meeting in 2017; and congratulate the winners of the student paper contest:

1st place ($300) – Ciera M. Kinley, Ph.D. Student, Clemson University. “Distinguishing copper exposure vs. dose to Microcystis aeruginosa and relationships with microcystin-LR release”

2nd place (Tied; $150) – Mirella Ortiz, Ph.D. Student, Colorado State University. “Translocation of Endothall in Eurasian Watermilfoil and Two Hydrilla Biotypes”

2nd place (Tied; $150) – Tyler Geer, Ph.D. Student, Clemson University. “Predicting In Situ Responses of Taste and Odor Producing Algae in a Southeastern U.S. Reservoir to a Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate Algaecide Using a Laboratory Exposure-Response Model”


Congratulations to all the students.  We look forward to learning about the progress of their research and anticipate another outstanding group of students involved at the 2018 conference and with our Society; participating in both the Program and Poster Presentations in 2018.

We look forward to student contributions at our meeting in 2018 to be held in Cleveland, OH.  Please  help spread the word about opportunities to present.

Guidelines and registration for the 2018 conference Paper Contest will be posted here early Fall 2017. 

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ryan Thum
Student Affairs Committee Chair