2013 Student/ Young Professional Award Winners

Cultural Diversity Travel Scholarship Winners (travel to the AFS AK Chapter Meeting in Fairbanks):

  • Lauren Divine, St. Paul Island
  • Allyson Olds, Juneau


Molly Ahlgren Scholarship Winners ($4,500 scholarship each; plus travel to the AFS AK Chapter Meeting in Fairbanks):

  • Rosario Fuentes, is a junior at Alaska Pacific University and is working towards a B.S. degree in Marine Biology
  • Melissa Rhodes-Reese, is a junior at the UAF – Juneau Center School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and is working towards a B.S. degree in Fisheries Biology

Best Student Paper ($200):

  • Emily Lescak, “Genomic Patterns of Rapid Evolution in 50 year old Alaskan threespine stickleback populations on uplift Islands”

Best Student Posters ($200 each):

  • Bryce Mecum, “An In-Season Run Timing Prediction Model for Yukon River”
  • Kevin Fraley, “Bioelectrical impedance analysis as a measure of energy density in Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus)”