Students also gain recognition during society’s Nashville, TN meet
COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Michael Masser, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist, professor and department head for wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, and several students in the department were honored during the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 22-25.
Masser was named “Fellows of the World Aquaculture Society.” According to the society’s webside https://www.was.org , this award is distinguished from other awards by creating a category of recognition to the many professionals spread throughout the world who have contributed to developing aquaculture as members of the society.
A Fellow is defined by the society as “a member who has made outstanding achievements in aquaculture science, industry, outreach or extension as recognized by his/her peers.” Examples of outstanding advancement can be in research, education, technology, service to professional societies, administration in academia, industry or government, or on abilities in communicating and interpreting aquaculture science to the public.
Also receiving recognition during the society’s meeting, according to Masser, were students Maria Mendoza and Ichsan Fauzi, receiving student travel awards based on submitted scientific abstracts. Masser said Camilo Pohlenz won the society’s first place travel award in support of his participation in the Physiological Insights Towards Improving Fish Culture symposium. This award was also based on the study’s abstract and its scientific quality.