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 2019 NSA-PCS Best Student Presentation awards went to Amanda Xuereb, University of Toronto, and Eileen Bates, University of Washington. Amanda’s presentation was titled, “Population genetic structure and connectivity of Parastichopus californicus in the northeastern Pacific coastal region” and Eileen’s presentation was titled, “Physiological Impacts of Ocean Acidification and warming on early life stages of pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) in WA State.” Both students received NSA-PCS memberships and cash awards.  
Support for students to attend the meeting was generously provided by the Dr. Ken Chew Student Scholarship Fund, the NOAA Office of Aquaculture, Arcadia Point Seafoods, Chuckanut Shellfish, Hama Hama Company, Rock Point Oyster Co. and Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery. The students, and the NSA-PCS officers, thank these sponsors for their continued support.