Kim Ledger - Division of Biological Sciences
In November 2013 I attended the National Collegiant Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in New Orleans to present my poster titled Impacts of a global invader, Solidago canadensis, at home and away. My research, in collaboration with my mentors Dr. Ragan Callaway from the University of Montana, and Dr. Robert Pal from the University of Pecs in Hungary, investigates biogeographical differences in impact of Solidago, which is highly invasive across Europe. I received the top poster award in my category of Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Green Technology. This was the first time I travelled to present my research to a broad audience at a national conference. Receiving this award in recognition of my work is a great honor!