2006 Canon National Parks Science Scholars announced

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 19, 2006 Helping to develop and support the next generation of scientists in the fields of conservation, environmental science and park management, Canon U.S.A., Inc., in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), today introduced the 2006 Canon National Parks Science Scholars recipients here in Washington, D.C.

At a ceremony and reception held at the Art Museum of the Americas, eight scholarships were awarded to doctoral students from the Americas to conduct innovative research on scientific problems critical to national parks. This year's scholarship winners include:

  • Denny Capps, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

  • Wade T. Cooper, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

  • Adrin Di Giacomo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Marina Gonzalez-Polo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Carl J. Legleiter, University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

  • Emily V. Saarinen, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

  • Shannon Tushingham, University of California-Davis, Davis, California, U.S.A.

  • Carmen Wong, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program's mission is to train the next generation of conservation scientists by encouraging the best and brightest graduate students in all relevant disciplines to conduct research important to the future of national parks, and expand scientific knowledge concerning conservation and sustainability, while sharing this knowledge broadly," said William Reed, senior vice president and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Since its inception, nearly 70 doctoral students have experi

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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