Doctoral student receives Pfadt memorial scholarship
ahid Dakhel of Libya has received the $500 Robert E. Pfadt Memorial
Entomology Graduate Student Scholarship.
Wahid is a doctoral student in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Man-agement. He received his master’s degree in animal science from UW last year. Hisgraduate studies at UW are supported by the Libyan Ministry of Environment.Dakhel was presented the award by his adviser, Associate Professor AlexLatchininsky, UW Extension entomologist, and Professor John Tanaka, head of thedepartment.
Pfadt was a member of the UW entomology program for more than 60 years.
The scholarship was established by his daughter and is awarded to graduate stu-dents whose research deals with rangeland grasshoppers. Wahid’s project aims atsearching means of biological control of grasshoppers using naturally occurringpathogens.
The rst recipient of the Pfadt scholarship in 2012 was Douglas Smith, also a
Ph.D. student of Alex Latchininsky.
Wahid Dakhel, center, was presented the RobertE. Pfadt Memorial Entomology Graduate StudentScholarship by his adviser Associate ProfessorAlex Latchininsky, left, and Professor John Tanaka,head of the Department of Ecosystem Scienceand Management.
n entomology doctoral studentfrom Casper has received the
$32,000 Lloyd/Kumar Graduate
Fellowship in Entomology.Doug Smith received the scholar-ship established in 2007 to honor long-time UW entomologists Jack Lloyd andRabinder Kumar. The fellowship sup-ports graduate student education andhelps train future entomologists.Smith’s master’s research at UW
included intensive eld collections
and processing of collected material inthe lab. He published the results in theInternational Journal of Pest Manage-ment.
Ph.D. student receives $32,000 Lloyd/Kumar award
Doug Smith receives the Lloyd/Kumar Graduate Fellowship inEntomology from Associate Professor Alex Latchininsky, left, andProfessor John Tanaka, head of the Department of EcosystemScience and Management.
Alex Latchininsky, associate pro-fessor in the Department of EcosystemScience and Management and UW Ex-tension entomologist, has known Smith
for 10 years and is his adviser.
“When Douglas approached mewith an inquiry about a possibilityof a Ph.D. study, I did not hesitate toprovide him with my support,” saysLatchininsky.Smith has taught laboratory classesand assisted teaching courses.He was part of Latchininky’s teamthat developed and delivered a new,
economic, efcient, and environmental
-ly less hazardous strategy of rangelandgrasshopper control.As part of thatteam, Smith receivedthe International IPM(Integrated Pest Man-agement) Award of Excellence at the 7
International IPM Sym-posium in Memphis,Tennessee, last year.“Not many gradu-ate students are recog-nized for their researchwith such a prestigiousaward of internationalscope,” says Latchinin-sky.Smith is only the second recipientof the Lloyd/Kumar award, said JohnTanaka, head of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.
The rst award was in 2010. Entomol
-ogy faculty members recommend the
recipient with Tanaka having the nal
Smith was also the rst recipient
of the Robert E. Pfadt Memorial En-
tomology Graduate Student Scholar
-ship. Pfadt was a member of the UW
entomology program for more than 60
Graduating seniorstapped as speakers atgraduation ceremonies
wenty-three graduate students and
101 undergraduate students have
signed up to participate in spring com-
mencement 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May11, in the War Memorial Fieldhouse.
Speakers are graduating students
Kaitlynn Glover, Casper, B.S. in agri
-cultural communication with a minorin international agriculture, and KelsieSpeiser, Casper, M.S. in animal andveterinary sciences.