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Michael G. Scott Award Winners

Michael Hellmair

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2009 Recipient

During my time at HSU I was able to gain priceless experiences in many techniques used in the field of fisheries science and was fortunate to be able to work in the fisheries genetics laboratory under Dr. Kinziger, completing a genetic fingerprinting project (of Chinook salmon) concurrently with my undergraduate course work.  I have since had the opportunity to present the findings from this investigation at several scientific meetings, which has allowed me to meet and get to know many influential people in the field of fisheries biology.  After I completed my undergraduate education at HSU in Fall of 2008, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Natural Resources graduate program (Fisheries Option) and am now working on a project focusing on the age and growth of the federally endangered tidewater goby.

I always have enjoyed – and continue to enjoy- working with the outstanding faculty at the HSU fisheries biology department and look forward to taking additional classes throughout my time as a graduate student.

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