Graduate Student Receives Kentucky Academy of Science Award

An Eastern Kentucky University student has received one of three 2012 Marcia Athey Awards from the Kentucky Academy of Science.

Ryan O’Connor, a graduate student from East Lansing, Mich., is working with Dr. Gary Ritchison, Foundation professor of biological sciences, on Ritchison’s research proposal “Breeding Biology of Chuck-will’s Widows: Nest Success, Nest-Site Selection and Habitat Use.”

The Kentucky Academy of Science Foundation makes available funds through the Marcia Athey Fund for research in science. The funds are for research planned and conducted by students of Kentucky secondary schools, colleges, and universities under the supervision of a faculty member.  Proposals are reviewed and selected for funding by the Kentucky Academy of Science Distribution of Research Funds Committee. 

The Kentucky Academy of Science, www.kyscience.org, is a non-profit organization whose goals are to encourage scientific research, promote the diffusion of scientific knowledge, and unify the scientific interests of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Established in 1914, the Academy is an Affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Association of Academies of Science.

EKU will host the 2012 Kentucky Academy of Science meeting Oct. 19-20. Approximately 700 attendees are expected.

Published on March 26, 2012