2023 Jody Connor Student Award Winners

November 14, 2023

Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Development & Marketing Director
Phone: 608-233-2836
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North American Lake Management Society Announces 2023 Student Award Winners

MADISON, WI – Each year the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) presents student awards to the best student presentation and best student poster at the annual NALMS symposium. The 2023 student awards were sponsored by the Regional Science Consortium at Presque Isle.

The NALMS Board of Directors renamed the student award as the Jody Connor Student Award in memory of Jody Connor, a long-time friend of NALMS who was active on the Education Committee and participated in the reviews of student presentations and posters. The first-place winners receive a check for $250 and a plaque, while the honorable mention or second place winners receive a plaque. The awards are based on scientific merit, research design, visual aids, clarity, and presentation.

We are delighted to share that the 2023 first-place oral presentation winner is Charlotte van der Nagel, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Henderson, NV for her talk entitled “Phytoplankton dynamics in a large, semi-arid reservoir.” The 2023 first-place poster presentation winner is Jamie Would, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada for her poster entitled “Tracking long-term effects of silver mining along a spatial gradient of lakes on traditional Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation territory (YT).” Congratulations to Charlotte and Jamie for your excellent work!

We are also happy to share the 2023 Honorable Mention awards, for both oral and poster presentations! The 2023 honorable mention oral presentation winner is Katie Vasquez, for her talk entitled “Using Macroinvertebrates to Assess Aquatic Macrophyte Restoration in Austin, Texas Reservoirs Post Hydrilla Invasion.” The 2023 honorable mention poster presentation winner is Greg Lemke, for his poster entitled “Evaluating round goby’s use of Lake Erie’s tributaries using otolith elemental analysis.” Congratulations to Katie and Greg!

We thank the Regional Science Consortium for sponsoring the student awards and for all of the students who presented and/or attended the NALMS symposium in Erie, PA! We look forward to excellent student participation at the NALMS 2024 symposium in Tahoe!