We are pleased to announce that Andrea Eveland has received one of our seven Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards. Andrea is an Assistant Member and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. She is currently working on four collaborative proposals, which she anticipates submitting for federal funding within the next few months. In addition, Andrea is going through the application process for adjunct faculty status at Washington University. Here, she will have the opportunity to recruit students through interdisciplinary programs in plant biology, development, genomics and computational biology.
As adjunct faculty at Washington University, Andrea will be expected to teach, at minimum, a module of a graduate level course per year and participate in departmental seminars, student and post-doc mentoring activities and graduate student recruiting events. While her teaching responsibility at Danforth is minimal, she is heavily invested in community education and outreach. This includes participating in community science education seminars, fund-raising events, local outreach programs to St. Louis community schools, and promoting STEM education among women.
About the Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award:
Each year the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) awards travel grants to early career women investigators through a competitive process to attend the Plant Biology Annual Meeting. The goal of the Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA) program is to increase attendance of female investigators in their first five years as an independent scientist in academia, industry, or government at the annual meeting by providing travel funds. Selection is based first on the science and quality of the abstract submitted relative to the amount of time as a young investigator, second on a statement describing why travel should be supported, and third on financial need.
This year seven women were selected and each will receive a $1000 award to attend the Plant Biology Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.