Banquet - PSA finale

This evening was the banquet and finale for this year's meeting. Here are a few pictures of tonight's festivities! Check back in September for all the exciting news on the awards in the Phycological Newsletter. It was great seeing everyone and we look forward to seeing you in Monterey next year! Safe travels! 

 

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

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Milton Sommerfeld receiving the Award of Excellence

Milton Sommerfeld receiving the Award of Excellence

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Inaugural PSA Legacy Society Reception

The inaugural PSA Legcy Society reception was held Tuesday evening in Rodman Hall. The nephew and niece of Dr. Norma Lang were present for this reception. Rick McCourt, Paul Gabrielson and Kirsten Müller spoke about Dr. Lang's contribution to science, the society and as a pioneering female scientist. More about the Legacy Society will be posted on the website in the next few months.

Rick McCourt

Rick McCourt

Andy Lang, Dr. Norma Lang's nephew

Andy Lang, Dr. Norma Lang's nephew

PSA President, Paul Gabrielson

PSA President, Paul Gabrielson

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Poster Session and Auction this evening!

Following an riveting plenary talk on Paleolimnology and Climate change by Dr. John Smol (Queen's University, Ontario, Canada), the first poster session was held. This was followed up by an meal held in the Dolan Atrium and the annual PSA auction.

 

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Rick McCourt - auctioneer

Rick McCourt - auctioneer

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Watching the auction

Watching the auction

Change to schedule for tomorrow morning #PSAlgae2016

Due to mechanical issues with aircraft, Dr. John Smol's talk will be rescheduled to 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the afternoon.  This will be followed by a sumptuous feast at the poster session following this plenary talk.  As a result, Opening Remarks will be at 10:30, followed by the Bold Session at 10:45 am.  Coffee will be available in the atrium before the Bold Session.

In addition, Jeffrey Morris will be chatting about using Twitter at meetings in the Atrium at 9:30.

PSA Opening Reception & Ceremony in Memory of Dr. Norma Lang #PSAlgae2016

The PSA Opening Reception was held this evening in the atrium of the Dolan Science Center. Paul Gabrielson (PSA President) spoke about Dr. Norma Lang and her generous gift to the PSA.  Dr. Lang's gift will support funds to increase funding for the Grant-In-Aid of Research fellowships, postdoctoral awards and the new Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellowships.  This early career award will be up to $10,000 and awarded at the beginning of the successful applicants three year term as a Lang Fellow.  More information on this award will be available  on this website in December 2016 and the first award is expected to be given in July 2017.

Paul Gabrielson (PSA President) 

Paul Gabrielson (PSA President) 

Michael Wynne speaking with family members of Norma Lang

Michael Wynne speaking with family members of Norma Lang

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception