Aarons Selected for CERF "Rising TIDES"

The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, or CERF, selected DOCS Ph.D. student Anika Aarons to receive a 2017 Rising TIDES (Toward an Inclusive, Diverse, and Enriched Society) Conference Mentoring Program award for this year's CERF 24th Biennial Conference in Providence, RI. Rising TIDES supports the participation of underrepresented minority students and their mentors at the conference. Aarons, whose research interests include wetland biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling and soil microbiology, was mentored by Lori Sutter, a research professional in plant, water and soils at the University of Georgia.

CERF selected 11 student/mentor pairs from an applicant pool of 75. "We were extremely impressed with both the number and the high quality of the applications we received," said Dr. Hilary Neckles, USGS Research Ecologist, CERF President-Elect, and chair of the Rising TIDES selection committee. "We are excited to engage these exceptional students and their mentors in broadening participation in coastal and estuarine science, and we look forward to growing CERF's URM mentoring program in future years."

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