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Sierra Jaeger and Laurent Duverglas won presentation awards at the SC Entomological Society meeting

For over 60 years, the South Carolina Entomological Society (SCES) has supported entomological sciences in South Carolina. The SCES is home to many individuals, from professional entomologists to amateur insect collectors. It publishes the Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology and hosts an Annual Meeting that provides a venue for all members to share scientific information and their entomological experiences. Many society members, especially students, have benefited financially from SCES Awards presented each year. Presentation awards are given to participants for outstanding presentations at the Annual Meeting of the SCES. This year, two graduate students from our department won presentation awards. Sierra Jaeger from the LoPresti lab was awarded the Outstanding Oral Presentation award in the MS category for her talk titled "Day and night pollinators contribute separately to the reproduction of a sand verbena (Abronia fragrans: Nyctaginaceae)". Laurent Duverglas from the Boggs lab was awarded an Outstanding Oral Presentation award in the MS category for his talk on "Examining the relationship between biotic and abiotic drivers of pollinator-population vital rates through a tri-trophic lens". Congrats to both!

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