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Entomology doctoral student is Young Scientist of the Year

Photo Courtesy Coby Schal

J. Chad Gore (center), a doctoral student in the W.M. Keck Center of Behavioral Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received one of three inaugural Young Scientist of the Year awards, presented by Bayer Environmental Sciences and the National Pest Management Association. Gore won a $2,500 scholarship and a $10,000 research grant. Bayer Environmental Sciences also donated $1,000 to the College's Urban Entomology Graduate Fellowship Endowment.

Working in the laboratory of Dr. Coby Schal, Blanton J. Whitmire Professor in the College's Department of Entomology, Gore is researching approaches to cockroach allergen mitigation in urban and agricultural settings.

Gore and the other two awardees, Donald Oswalt (left) of Clemson University and Marc Fisher (right) of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, are all members of the Entomological Society of America. They received their awards last October in Hawaii during a conference of the National Pest Management Association, where Gore and Schal made presentations. (Excerpted from The Signal.)