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EA and SETAC Present the Jeff Black Fellowship Award to Lauren Kristofco, Master’s Student at Baylor University

EA and SETAC Present the Jeff Black Fellowship Award to Lauren Kristofco, Master’s Student at Baylor University

Hunt Valley, Maryland (1 February 2013)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) recently announced that Lauren Kristofco, a Master’s student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is the recipient of the 15th annual SETAC/EA Jeff Black Fellowship Award, given in memory of Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Black, a long-time EA employee.

“Jeff Black epitomized EA’s heritage in applied ecology and aquatic toxicology,” explained William (Bill) Goodfellow, EA Vice President/Senior Scientist and President of the SETAC World Council. “He was a charter and avid member of SETAC, and led EA’s aquatic sciences practice for many years, until his passing in January 1998. Soon after, EA collaborated with SETAC North America to establish the Jeff Black Fellowship Award in remembrance of Jeff’s strong combination of scientific expertise and mentorship of young professionals, which made him unique and highly valued in the early years of ecotoxicology research.”

This year’s award was presented during the opening ceremony of the SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, held in Long Beach, California. The award was designed to acknowledge the accomplishments of young professionals enrolled as Master’s level students in an environmental science or engineering program.

In recognizing the award winner, Bill Goodfellow, said, “Ms. Kristofco’s statement of her professional goals, letters of recommendation, and undergraduate transcripts clearly demonstrate that she is particularly well suited to receive this award.” Lauren is a founding member of her student chapter of SETAC and is conducting research on the mixture toxicity of insecticides to zebrafish using time-dependent models. In the spirit of collaboration and communication, she is also working with Baylor’s Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research to develop an outreach exhibit on contaminants of emerging concern for the Lake Waco Wetlands Research and Education Center.

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