At the 2015 meeting of the SSAR several students were recognized for exceptional oral and poster presentations. The award for oral presentations, named for Henri C. Seibert, was presented to four students in four seperate categories; Systematics/Evolution: Carl Hutter (University of Kansas), Ecology: Nick Huron (University of Oklahoma), Conservation: Tyler Hoskins (Miami University), and Physiology/Morphology: David Penning (University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
There were also eight honorable mentions; Systematics/Evolution: Jesse Grismer (University of Kansas), Pascal Title (University of Michigan), Alexa Warwick (Florida State University), Ecology: Alex Rohtla (Villanova), Conservation: Daniel Quinn (Truman State University), and Physiology/Morphology: Melissa Van Kleeck (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Robin Abraham (University of Kansas). A special mention to six excellent undergraduate presentations in the Systematics/Evolution category with Matt Buehler (University of Kansas) giving a particularly impressive talk.
The award for poster presentations, named for Victor Hutchison, was presented to three students: Evolution, Genetics, & Systematics: Aaron Griffing, Conservation and Management: Peter Delgado, Ecology, Natural History, Distribution, & Behavior: Ellee Cook.
We also presented 12 students with a $500 travel award to allow them to attend the meeting. These were drawn at random from students who applied for the award which required presenting at the meeting and having not received the award previously, winners include Chris Thawley, Rachel Flanagan, Stu Nielsen, Zachary Martin, Megan Smith, Brian Lavin, Molly Womack, Alexandra Gonzalez, John Phillips, Andrea Roth, Jordan Meyer, and Arianne Messerman.