Lauren Smith

Graduate Student - Invertebrate Ecology

Email Lauren or 541-567-6337 x107

The NIFA Fellowship has been a very enriching experience.  It has allowed me to learn not only within my own discipline but across many other disciplines related to agriculture and has provided me with the skills I believe I need to be a successful scientist”… Lauren Smith

EDUCATION:

B.A., Environmental Science, 2010  Wheaton College, Norton, MA & Duke University, Costa Rica

M.S., Ecology, 2013 The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 

Ph.D., anticipated in Wildlife Science, 2017 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

GRANTS, AWARDS, & PRIZES:

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Graduate Fellowship 2013-2015

USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Graduate Student Grant, 2015, $25,000

Soil and Water Conservation Society Kenneth E. Grant Research Scholarship, 2015, $300

Prairie Biotic Small Research Grant, 2015, $1000

Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Region Student Travel Award, 2014, $390

The Nature Conservancy Oren Pollak Memorial Student Research Grant for Grassland Science, 2014, $4,000

USDA NIFA National Needs Graduate Fellowship, “Promoting Diverse Ecosystem Services in

Critical Zone Science Seed Grant, “Filling Gaps in the Aboveground C budget of the SSHCZO,” 2013, $7,173

Clinton V. MacCoy Prize in Ecology, Student with a Promising Future in Ecology, 2010, $1,000

Wheaton Travel Grant, “Coyote and Deer Movement on a Barrier Beach,” 2010, $400

Wheaton College Trustee Academic Scholarship for an out-of-class learning experience, 2007, $4,000

Wheaton College Alumni-Student Interaction Scholarship, 2006-2010, $40,000

Fred C. Lynam Academic Scholarship, 2006-2010, $8,000

College of the Atlantic “Save the Whales” Scholarship, 2006, $1,000

Northeast Harbor Library Academic Scholarship, 2007-2010, $4,000

NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship, 2006, $4,000

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

Farmtastic

Hydromania

HOMETOWN: Seal Harbor, Maine

 

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