The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) held their annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, this year.
Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles, assistant professor of biology, and two of her students, Indigo Tran and Christine Cornish, presented at the meeting.
The presenter is noted by the * symbol:
- Macrophyte and atrazine presence in agricultural, conservation, and golf course wetlands in Southwest Missouri. Christine Cornish* and La Toya Kissoon-Charles
- Lemna minor: Response to nanoparticle exposure. La Toya Kissoon-Charles*, Indigo Tran, Jordan Heiman, Dr. Ridwan Sakidja
- Lead Concentration in Sycamore Trees of Big River Gravel Bar. Indigo Tran*, Jordan Heiman, Dr. Bob Pavlowsky and La Toya Kissoon-Charles
This meeting is Kissoon-Charles’s favorite meeting.
“I was particularly excited to share this experience with my students this year and introduce them to colleagues and friends from the wetlands research community,” Kissoon-Charles said.
Kissoon-Charles served as a SWS Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP) mentor. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and SWS.
This program helps undergraduate students from underrepresented groups attend the annual meeting and navigate the conference.
Kissoon-Charles was also asked to join the SWS Human Diversity Committee.
This group does several things:
- Recruits and selects mentors for SWaMMP
- Serves as mentors for SWaMMP
- Selects mentees to participate in various programs
SWaMMP is accepting applications for the upcoming SWS meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in May 2019. Applications are due Nov. 2.