Fourteen students attended the MN chapter annual meeting of The Wildlife Society at Maplelag Resort in Calloway, Minn., Feb. 14-16. The students presented seven posters and networked with professionals in the wildlife and land management professions, as well as potential graduate school options. Other meeting events included a student-professional mixer, the society’s annual business meeting, and the Quiz Bowl, in which students from different universities form teams for a wildlife trivia competition. Students are also members of MSUM’s TWS Student Chapter, advised by Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm. 

Elisabeth Teige was nominated and won the Student Conservationist Award, which is presented to a student who has shown high scholastic achievement and promise as a future wildlife professional. Only one student in the state is awarded each year.

Students in attendance: Sarah Sanderson (President, MSUM TWS Chapter), Marissa Reeves (Vice-President, MSUM TWS Chapter), Eddie Barragan (Secretary, MSUM TWS Chapter), Miranda Sater (Treasurer, MSUM TWS Chapter), Elisabeth Teige, Jordan White, Taylor Jensen, Iveta Harner, Jessica Loeffler, Jaime Kallstrom, Brittney Bruns, Tiffany Grieger, Breanna Huynh and Rachel Rusten.

Faculty in attendance: Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm, Michael Aho and Sara J. Anderson.

We would like to thank the following funding sources for making our participation possible: Judy Strong Travel Award, MN TWS Student Grant, MSUM’s Undergraduate Students in Research, Student Activity Budget Committee and the Biosciences Department.