Each year, many Virginia Tech scientists attend the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), one of the worlds leading professional biological societies. 

More than a dozen faculty affiliates and graduate fellows of the Global Change Center and IGC IGEP, respectively, were in attendance, as well as several IGC alumni.  Current faculty and students presented a total of 20 poster and platform presentations at the conference this year in Austin, Texas. 

Once again our IGC fellows did a wonderful job and represented our programs well.  IGC fellows Jessica Hernandez (BIOL) and Sydney Hope (FWC) both received Broadening Participation Awards from the society, and Jessica also received a highly competitive SICB grant in aid of research!  Brenen Wynd (GEOS) was awarded the Division of Vertebrate Morphology Karel F. Liem award for best student poster!  Congratulations to Jessica, Sydney, and Brenen on their success, and to all the GCC/IGC meeting participants that continue to excel in this and other national research forums.