STEP/ECP Travel Award Winners

ESA’s Early Career Professional Committee (ECP), formerly know as Student and Early Professionals Committee (STEP), sponsored two competitions for travel grant awards for airfare, meeting registration, and lodging/living costs associated with travel to the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016). The first competition for a total of $50,000 was open to ESA members who were undergraduate or graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or professionals having less than three years’ experience and who are located outside of the continental U.S. The second competition for a total of $27,000 was open to postdoctoral researchers, or professionals having less than three years’ experience and who are located within the U.S.

Congratulations to the following individuals from outside the U.S. who won these travel awards:

Fabio Luiz de Leão Leonel (Brazil)
Gabriela Costa Pinheiro (Brazil)
Diana Catalina Fernández (Canada)
Melanie Lalonde (Canada)
Yanwei Wang (China)
Linda Chininyelum Oforka (Nigeria)
Dulce Santos (Belgium)
Chandra Moffat (Canada)
Jamie Stavert (New Zealand)
Paul Manning (United Kingdom)
Isobel Ronai (Australia)
Emily Johnson Flies (Australia)
Holly Caravan (Canada)
Joanna Konopka (Canada)
Gurion Ang (Australia)
Penelope Mills (Australia)
Eduardo Calixto Soares (Brazil)
Jean Willy Nduwimana (China)
Dr. Louisa Alexandra Messenger (Tanzania)
Dr. Rajeswaran Jagadeesan (Australia)
Dr. Peter H.W. Biedermann (Germany)
Dr. Amanuel Tamiru Abamo (Kenya)
Dr. Margaret C. Hardy (Australia)
Dr. Joy AnuriI Anogwih (Nigeria)
Dr. Malkie Spodek (Israel)
Dr. Joel Gibson (Canada)
Dr. Juliana Amaka Ugwu (Nigeria)

Congratulations to the following individuals from the U.S. who won these travel awards:

Dr. Mohammad Amir Aghaee (Raleigh, NC)
Dr Sarah Elizabeth Bengston (Rochester, NY)
Mr. Douglas Brent Booher (Topanga, CA)
Mr. Ángel Manuel Casanova-Torres (Madison, WI)
Dr. Yuting Chen (Ames, IA)
Dr Peter Graystock (Riverside, CA)
Dr Alexandra Nicole Harmon-Threatt (Urbana, IL)
Dr John Mark Hash (Loma Linda, CA)
Dr Jo-anne C Holley (Austin, TX)
Dr. Erica Jean Kistner (Riverside, CA)
Dr. Fredrick J. Larabee (Washington, DC)
Dr. Sarah Page Lawson (Durham, NH)
Dr. Ting Li (Auburn, AL)
Dr. Kevin Maringer (New York, NY)
Dr. Elizabeth Erin Morris (Lansing, MI)
Dr. William R. Morrison III (Kearneysville, WV)
Dr Elizabeth Murray (Ithaca, NY)
Dr. Shelley Susan Myers (Clemson, SC)
Dr Christopher L Owen (Alexandria, VA)
Dr. Jennifer L Pechal (East Lansing, MI)
Dr Swapna Priya Rajarapu (West Lafayette, IN)
Dr. Kevin Barry Rice (Kearneysville, WV)
Dr. Sourav Roy (Riverside, CA)
Dr. Qian Sun (Lexington, KY)
Dr. Genevieve Tauxe (Baltimore, MD)
Dr. Ana M. Velez (Lincoln, NE)
Dr. Scott B. Williams (West Lafayette, IN)
Dr. Guanyang Zhang (Tempe, AZ)

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