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Congratulations to MA Students Molly Kaplan and Mariah Moe

Molly Kaplan, MA student under Dr. Kate Spradley, received a $1,500.00 Forensic Sciences Foundation travel grant.

Mariah Moe, MA student under Dr. Kate Spradley, won the AAFS Anthropology Section Diversity Award $1,000.00 student travel award.

Congratulations to Courtney Siegert and Sophia Mavroudas

Doctoral students Courtney Siegert and Sophia Mavroudas won $1,500 Forensic Sciences Foundation/CRC Press Student Travel Grants, which also includes complimentary registration to the American Academy of Forensic Science 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA, in February 2020.

In addition, Sophia was chosen as the Book Prize Recipient by CRC and will receive $1,500-worth of pre-selected books and a plaque at the Academy’s Annual Business Meeting.

Texas State Students Win Research Awards at Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists Meeting

Photo of student winner from TABATwo Texas State students won research awards at this year's Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists meeting held at Baylor University from November 8-9.

Olivia Green won the undergraduate poster research award for her collaborative project entitled "Comparing patters of pathology in enslaved Africans of an 18th century cemetery on St. Eustatius." This research project was an outgrowth from her experience in the Texas State’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program “Exploring Globalization through Archaeology" headed by Drs. McKeown, Ahlman, and Hermann.

McKensey Miller won the graduate poster award for her master's thesis research under the guidance of Dr. Jill Pruetz: "The importance of microclimates: Environmental differences between habitats at Fongoli, Senegal."

Texas State Students Attend and Present Research At Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists Meeting

Numerous Texas State undergraduate and graduate students attended the annual Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists (TABA) annual meeting hosted by Baylor University on November 8 - 9. Five undergraduate research projects (some from internships and Honors College theses) were presented and one graduate student's master's thesis research project was presented.

Undergraduate research:

  • Laci L. Frank: Estimating stages of facial decomposition via time-lapse footage
  • Olivia Green, Ashley McKeown, Nick Hermann: Comparing patterns of pathology in enslaved Africans of an 18th century cemetery
  • Hannah Munsch: The effects of secondary-level evolution education on undergraduate perceptions of science
  • Amanda L. Rodriguez, Deborah Cunningham, Danny Wescott, Rob McCarthy: Association between distal humerus measurements and body mass in modern humans: Application for fossil hominin MK3
  • Christina Tinsley: Proportional trends in dental metrics of Texas Hispanic individuals: Forensic ancestry application

Photo of Laci Frank at TABA

Photo of Olivia Green at TABA

Photo of Hannah Munsch at TABA

Photo of Christina Tinsley at TABA

 

 


Left to right: Laci L. Frank, Olivia Green, Hannah Munsch, Christina Tinsley

Graduate research:

  • McKensey Miller, Jill Pruetz: The importance of microclimates: Environmental differences between habitats at Fongoli, Senegal

Other Student Photos

Photo of students at TABAMore student photos from TABA

 





From left to right: (first image) Laci Frank, Hannah Munsch, Olivai Green, Veronica Flores-Guiillen, Ian Long
second image: Cole Clawson, McKensey Miller, Christina Tinsley

Congratulations to Anneke Paterson and Dr. Nicole Taylor!

Anneke Paterson (mentor Dr. Nicole Taylor) has been awarded the URF scholarship in the amount of $630, to support her research project titled Visually Re-Membering the Eastside: Trajectories of Belonging and Displacement in Austin.

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