February 12, 2016

Students star at Southern Section


February 11, 2016 – Winners of the graduate and undergraduate student competitions held during the 2016 ASAS Southern Section Meeting were announced on February 8 during the Southern Section Awards Ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. 

Here are the results of the competitions:

Graduate Student (oral) Competition– Ph.D.

1st place: Sierra Lockwood, University of Tennessee

2nd place: M.D. Redden, Oklahoma State University

3rd place: Elizabeth Backes, University of Arkansas

Graduate Student (oral) Competition– M.S.

1st place (tie) – C.L. Bayliff, Oklahoma State University, and N.M. Early, Texas A&M University

2nd place – H.C. Collins, Texas A&M University & Sam Houston State University

3rd place – J.C. Mackey, North Carolina State University

Undergraduate Student Competition

Ten undergraduates participated in this year’s competition!

1st place: Will Pohlman, University of Arkansas

2nd place: E.K. Cook, Clemson University

3rd place: E.M Rankins, Auburn University

Undergraduate and graduate student competition awards are supported by the ASAS Foundation. Donate today!

At the Southern Section Annual Business Meeting, Southern Section Graduate Student Representative, Brittni Littlejohn, Texas A&M University, and outgoing Graduate Student Representative, Elizabeth Backes, University of Arkansas, gave a recap of student activities during the past year. They also introduced incoming representative, Sierra Lockwood, University of Tennessee.

The Southern Section Meeting also included a “Lunch and Learn” for graduate students, where students could network with peers and get tips from a panel of speakers on “branding” themselves.

Looking for results of the Southern Section Academic Quadrathlon? Find it here.


About the photo: Pictured are Graduate Student Competition Award recipients in the Ph.D. category: (left to right) Elizabeth Backes, University of Arkansas; Sierra Lockwood, University of Tennessee; M.D. Redden, Oklahoma State University