February 2015

Grants & Contracts

AWRI was awarded a new Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Technology Transfer Talent Network (T3N) project grant for $50,000 in support of development of the GVSU startup business, AquaGen.

Rick Rediske received a $5,000 award for his work on the Muskegon Lake Benthos Beneficial Use Impairment Monitoring project.  The award is from West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission through their NOAA grant funded through the Great Lakes Commission.

Awards & Recognition

Travis Ellens, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, received a travel award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, which was matched by the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society, to attend the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Indianapolis, IN, February 8 - 11.

AWRI graduate students Syndell Parks and Lindsey Schulte both won awards for their oral presentations at the annual meeting of the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society, held in Indianapolis, IN from February 22 – 25. Lindsey won a first place award and Syndell won a third place award.