For the Record -- Week of June 2, 2023

Publication Date

Rachel Bryan ’24 and Sofia Barth ’23 recently presented their research at a conference of the Geological Society of America in Reno, Nev. Bryan presented her research on “Age and Provenance of Cretaceous to Paleocene Clastic Rocks of the Yakutat Group in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.” Barth presented on “Stratigraphy and Provenance of Detrital Zircons in the Sitka Graywacke from Baranof, Chichagof, Yakobi, and Glacier Bay National Park in the Fairweather Range.”

Yijing Stehle, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of nanotechnology, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program for her project "Increasing the Fundamental Understanding of the Auxetic Behavior of Graphene Oxide Membranes."

Donald T. Rodbell, John and Jane Wold Professor of Geosciences, has been awarded the Israel C. Russell Award from the Limnogeology Division of the Geological Society of America. This lifetime achievement award recognizes contributions to the field in research, teaching and service. Rodbell, who specializes in climate change, glacial geology and lake sedimentology, has devoted much of his career to documenting the geologic record of global climate change through research in the tropics.

D. Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, has recently published an article with Julia Brooks ’16 titled "What can my body do for me? Guided body-functionality mirror gazing task improved college women’s body appreciation and body functionality orientation" in the Journal of American College Health.

Nicole Theodosiou, associate professor of biology, has been elected to membership in the Society for Developmental Biology Academy, which recognizes long-standing SDB members. These individuals have demonstrated sustained contributions to developmental biology through excellence in professional activities including research, mentoring, teaching and training, coupled with a record of engagement with and/or service to the Society.

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At the 2023 APS Summit, from left Prof. Scott Kirkton, Dana Truini ’23, Natalie Preveza ’23 and Christopher Ringer ’23

Dana Truini ’23, Christopher Ringer ’23 and Natalie Preveza ’23 presented their senior thesis research at the 2023 American Physiological Summit in Long Beach, Calif.

Truini was advised by Scott Kirkton, professor of biology. Preveza and Ringer were advised by Kathryn Feller, assistant professor of biology.

Truini won several awards:

  • Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Travel Award sponsored by Novo Nordisk Foundation ($500)
  • Barbara A. Horowitz and John M. Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award ($100 and a one-year APS membership).
  • Barbara A. Horowitz and John M. Horowitz Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award ($650) as the highest ranked among more than 100 undergraduates.

Ringer was awarded second place in the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section’s Scholander Poster Competition ($300) which included graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.

Kirkton, who accompanied the Union group, organized the meeting and was co-chair of a session titled, “Hypoxia and Ischemic Reperfusion from Hibernators to Stroke Victims.” He is the section advisory chair of the APS and serves on the APS Council.