Last month, the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) and environmental and wetland professionals from all over came together in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. for the 2022 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM). This conference provided SWS members with opportunities to present their work, learn from others, network with fellow scientists, and much more!
This year at JASM:
- Nearly 4,000 aquatic science professionals attended
- 300 SWS members attended
- 79 SWS Student members attended
- 280 Abstracts were submitted by SWS members
SWS Awards Ceremony
During the SWS Annual Meeting at JASM, awards were presented to several SWS members for their exceptional work in promoting understanding, conservation, protection, restoration, science-based management, and sustainability of wetlands. Here is who received awards this year:
Fellow Award: Darold Batzer and Scott Leibowitz
Merit Award: Lijuan Cui
President's Service Award: Jayme Jecker
Outstanding Educator Award: Joy Marburger (in memoriam) and Beth Lawrence
International Travel Award: Pankyes Datok and Musa Mlambo
Doug Wilcox Award: Hongqing Wang
Scott Jecker was also recognized for his 15 years of service as the SWS/SWSPCP Representative.
Learn more about the SWS Awards Program.
Welcome Bill Kleindl as President of SWS
JASM marked the end of Greg Noe's tenure as president of SWS passing the torch (or should we say spoon?) to Bill Kleindl during the SWS Annual Meeting.
SWS is thankful for the wonderful leadership Greg has exhibited during his time as president!
We welcome Bill and are excited to see what he has in store for SWS in the coming years.
We are already counting down the days until next year's SWS Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington 2023!