Congratulations to 2017 Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton on receiving one of only eight prestigious Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowships! This Academic-Year Scholar has recently begun working on her graduate degree in the Master of Science in Natural Science program at Delta State University. Since her time as a Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie has continued to conduct research in the lab of Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient, Dr. Sharon Hamilton. Her research has received awards at the 2017 Southeast Regional IDeA conference. With this $20,000 fellowship, she will be able to continue her research for the 2017-18 academic year.

Congratulations, Katie! We look forward to seeing where your research will take you!