ENVS Honors Students - 2016

Congratulations to the ENVS honors students of 2016, all of whom received HIGHEST HONORS for their individual thesis projects. Please join us in congratulating Jamie Botsch, Laila Atalla and Cindy Chu (pictured left to right below) on this important recognition of their scholarship. The thesis topics for each student were as follows:

Jamie Botsch, "Impacts of Forest Fragmentation on Species Diversity of Orchid Bees (Apidae: Euglossini) in the Chocó Biodiversity Hotspot of Northwest Ecuador"

Laila Atalla, "Release from interspecific competition results in species niche expansion in bumble bees"

Hsini (Cindy) Chu, "Contaminant removal of non-pollen material in palynologic samples for DNA barcoding"

From left to right: Jamie Botsch, Laila Atalla & Cindy Chu

After graduation, Jamie will participate in a research internship, conducting research on population dynamics of midges in Lake Myvatn, Iceland; Laila, a Bobby Jones Scholar, will begin work on a master’s degree in sustainable development at the University of St. Andrews; Cindy will begin her 5th year in the 4+1 ENVS BS/MPH program in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory.

Congratulations from the entire ENVS community!