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NSA-PCS Student Awards and Scholarships

The Pacific Coast Section of NSA greatly values student participation at the annual PCSGA-NSA conference.  We provide student travel scholarships and awards for the best student presentations made at the meeting each year.   We also solicit donations for a silent auction at each meeting with resulting proceeds going towards our student awards and scholarships. 

The 2018 NSA-PCS best student presentation was awarded to Laura Spencer from University of Washington for her talk entitled “Low pH and high temperature adult exposure affects larval viability and juvenile growth in O. lurida from Puget Sound, WA."  and the honorable mention went to Yaamini Venkatarman from University of Washington for her talk entitled “Influence of ocean acidification on the epigenome of oyster reproductive tissue".  Both students received NSA-PCS memberships and cash awards.