Field season has *officially* begun!

The Gardiner Lab has been mentally gearing up for field season throughout the long Columbus winter and been preparing materials for the last week (re: garage sale or shed clean-out), and we have good news: field season has officially begun!Ellen holding a thumbs up with a sticky trap.

Michelle holding a queen bee in a vial.Time to sample with all varieties of tools that may or may not be meant for catching bugs and soak in the sunshine as we move into the warmer months! We wish everyone a happy summer field season and a bee filled May term!

Michelle Pham wins NIFA pollinator travel award!

Michelle holding a bee.Congratulations Michelle for winning a NIFA pollinator travel award to attend and present at the IUSSI 2022 conference in San Diego this summer!

As well as presenting, she will be scouting out all the good food for Ellen to eat when she arrives in San Diego. Thanks in advance, and congratulations for your award!

Sarah Scott wins Lowell R. (“Skip”) Nault Research Award!

A hearty congratulations to Sarah for winning the Department of Entomology Graduate Student Award for excellence in research!

Her work on bumblebees and heavy metals is comprehensive and many parts have been published and presented during her time in the Gardiner Lab. We are so proud of all the hard work, perseverance and research expertise you bring into the lab, and are so glad to see you recognized!

ESRI User Conference Student Assistantship

Pic cred: Lucy Guarnieri

Congratulations to Ellen for being awarded a student assistantship to the ESRI User Conference this summer! She will be traveling to San Diego to learn more about using and applying ESRI GIS products in research, extension and everyday life.

Ellen has been working with GIS mapping softwares since her undergraduate degree, but she’s found that there are still many applications she has yet to discover. Ellen is excited to attend the conference to get some new ideas which she can bring back to the lab and her projects to make life even more geographical!

Check back in July for updates on her trip!

Gardiner Lab scholars place first and second in CFAES Poster Competition!

A hearty congratulations to Michelle Pham and Carlee Shepard for placing first and second in the CFAES PhD poster competition!

We are so proud of their hard work and wonderful posters, which you can see outside the G-lab on the first floor of Howlett Hall!

G-lab students at the CFAES Poster Competition

Five Gardiner Lab students presented their research at the CFAES Poster Competition this week! Michelle, Carlee, Ellen, Sarah and Lucy all created and presented posters of their completed research or preliminary data.

Great job everyone!

Posters are being displayed outside the Gardiner Lab in Howlett Hall for public viewing!

Michelle Pham awarded prestigious grant!

Congratulations to Michelle Pham who was awarded a fellowship from the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

Michelle’s application is titled: ‘Municipal Investment in Urban Greening to Support Healthy Bee Communities’. She will be researching how the Community Backyards program has supported urban bee communities through garden rebates in Columbus. 

Congrats to Michelle on this well-deserved and exciting recognition! We are excited to support you in your research!

Incoming: new lab photo

The 2021-2022 school year has started and we are back in person for some classes! Here’s hoping for a healthy and productive new year in the Gardiner Lab, as we welcome two new students (Ellen and Lucy) and continue working on our research projects and coursework.

Happy new (school) year!

Hello from the 2020-2021 Gardiner Lab! Zoom may be the normal for meetings, but we feel pretty original using it to take our lab photo. Here’s to a happy and healthy new school year of research!