Honors, Awards, and Grants
NCSU Impact Scholar
Hannah was accepted as a STIR Fellow (Strengthening The Impact of Research) for the Spring 2022 cohort. As part of the program Hannah will implement and develop a new project and conduct a Research Impact workshop.
DEPP Excellence in Entomology Award
Hannah received the Excellence in Entomology Award from NCSU's Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology. The award honors professional excellence in research, teaching, extension, outreach, and/or professional service with emphasis on contributions during tenure at NC State. Hannah received $500 that will go towards professional development.
STEM Externship with NCSU's 4-H Program
Hannah was selected to be one of seven inaugural externs and was additionally invited to assist in developing a formal evaluation for the program.
North Carolina Entomological Society 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Hannah won 1st place for her 3-minute thesis presentation at the NCES Annual Meeting.
North Carolina State Beekeeper Association's 2020 J.T. Ambrose Student Award
Hannah received the student award in 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID she was not able to receive this honor in person.
North Carolina State University's CALS Research Foundation Competition
Hannah won 2nd place in this research competition. At this meeting, participants presented on their research to the CALS Foundation Board.
North Carolina Entomological Society's Outstanding PhD Student
Hannah was selected as the NCES's outstanding PhD student. She presented her research and received the award at the society's annual meeting.
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education's Graduate Student Grant
Hannah received the Southern SARE award for her work on evaluating the impact of pollinator habitat on bee health and on yield of adjacent cropping systems.
Center for Environmental Farming Systems' Fellowship
Hannah received the CEFS fellowship for $16,500 due to her work on evaluating the impact of bees in soybean. As part of this fellowship Hannah had the opportunity to travel to DC and meet with various environmentally focused agencies.
National Science Foundation Honorable Mention
Hannah received the NSF Honorable Mention in which she discussed her past and current research experience, her broader impacts, and her plan for conducting genetic testing on native bee populations.
International Pollinator Conference's Travel Award
Hannah received a travel award from the ICP in order to attend the ICP conference to present her research. Hannah's funding does not include travel funding so receiving this award was critical for her to attend this international conference.
North Carolina State University Entomology Graduate Student Symposium
Hannah won 1st place for her 10 minute talk at the NCSU Ent Student Symposium.
Garden Club of America's Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
Hannah received a $4,000 grant from the Garden Club of America to evaluate the impact of pollinator habitat on bee health and species interactions across the state.
Syngenta's Bee Research Grant
Hannah was a co-PI with David Tarpy on this Bee Research grant for $25,000. This grant was focused on evaluating in more detail how native bees use planted pollinator habitat and how this habitat supports bee populations that visit cropping systems.
North Carolina Entomological Society's Outstanding Masters Student
Hannah was selected as the NCES's outstanding masters student. She received the award at the society's annual meeting.
North Carolina Entomological Society's Travel Award
Hannah received this travel award to fund her participation at the Entomological Society of America's Annual National Meeting. Since Hannah's funding does not including any travel funding, this award was critical for her to attend the conference.
North Carolina State University Graduate Student Association's Travel Award
Hannah received this travel award to fund her participation at the Ecological Society of America's Annual National Meeting. Since Hannah's funding does not include any travel funding, this award was critical for her to attend the conference
North Carolina State University's Biology Research Award
Hannah received this award for $1500 to purchase supplies necessary to screen multiple bee species for commonly occurring bee pathogens in an effort to evaluate the impact that planted pollinator habitat has on bee health.