The Global Change Award is given based on the best poster presentation to the public about ongoing or planned scientific research. The award was established to reward those young scientists best able to bring great science to the public sphere. This year’s theme for the award was interactions between humans and other species.
Over forty young scientists brought posters to the Museum of Natural Sciences on June 30th. Presentations were given prior to talks by Steve Frank, Ed Vargo, Warren Booth and Rob Dunn. Presentations were diverse and included posters on fish, fruits, flies, urbanization, parasites that live inside aphids, ants, bacteria, and much more.
First place was awarded to Dr. Andrea Lucky, a scientist in the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University. Andrea’s poster was about The School of Ants , a research project that uses global citizen scientist data to map urban biodiversity patterns.