Erin E. Froetschel, undergraduate ecology Honors student within the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology, received a Scientific Research Society Certificate of Recognition during the Eleventh Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Froetschel was recognized for her presentation of the research project entitled “Comparative Methods of Estimating Small-mammal Population Abundance.” Her research was carried out at the HorseShoe Bend Ecology Experimental Site under the mentorship of Gary W. Barrett, Eugene P. Odum Chair in Ecology.
The Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Research Conference celebrated the organization’s 125th anniversary in November 2011. In acknowledgement of her research, Froetschel was invited to become an Associate Member of Sigma Xi; membership is by nomination, and an honor shared by thousands of talented scientists and engineers around the World. Froetschel’s study will also be included in a Companion in Zealous Research published by Sigma Xi.
Froetschel with her mentor, Gary W. Barrett, Eugene P. Odum Chair in Ecology. Photo courtesy of Terry Barrett.
Froetschel with Kathryn D. Sullivan PhD, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut, during the 2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Research Conference. Sullivan, first American woman to walk on the Moon, inspired students with her Sigma Xi awards banquet address. Photo courtesy of Terry Barrett.
Froetschel during her presentation, on the afternoon of the student poster judging session, 11 November 2011. Photo courtesy of Terry Barrett.