In recognition of the superb research presentation delivered at 2016 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, CA, the judges chose Zachary Locklear’s work, titled “Rockfish-Habitat Suitabilitiy Modeling in an Oregon Marine Reserve,” as a standout among the student presentations, and awarded him one of the 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards. This award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice necessary for a student to standout from their fellow presenters.
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. This year, the National Conference gathered over 4000 students and professionals. Taking place over three days, the conference showcased both undergraduate and graduate student presentations, offered scientific symposia, keynote addresses, professional development sessions, and a grand exhibit hall in which students interacted with over 300 exhibitors representing colleges and universities across the nation.