The Botanical Society of America (BSA) has chosen Kaitlin Henry of Vineland, cell biology/biochemistry major at Bucknell University, as one of five winners of the 2023 Undergraduate Student Research Award, a student grants program. Bucknell is a comprehensive higher learning institution in Lewisburg, PA, where Henry, Class of 2025, is enrolled.
The award, requiring a proposal and letter of support, helped Henry establish her research project using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to analyze extrafloral nectar in an Australian bush tomato to explore possible ant-plant relationships.
Four other Bucknell University undergraduate students were honored as recipients of eight highly selective research awards in plant sciences. The awards were given at the Botany 2023 conference in Boise, Idaho.
Henry was also selected as recipient of the 2023 Torrey Botanical Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship.