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AFSFITS Student Poster Awards

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section’s Best Student Poster Award encourages the dissemination of knowledge gained from using cutting-edge technology in fisheries management and science.  In addition to providing recognition from AFS fisheries professionals, the award is accompanied by a plaque and a $250 cash prize. Students presenting posters at the AFS Annual Meeting that emphasize computer-electronic and/or information technology are encouraged to compete for this award.

2013 FITS Poster Award Announcment - Students planning to present posters at the 2013 AFS Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, and who wish to be considered for the FITS Best Student Poster Award, are encouraged to submit their poster title and abstract to FITS President-elect Thomas Litts ( by Friday, August 9, 2013.

AFS FITS Announces 2012 Best Student Poster Award Winner - Congratulations to Matthew DeAngelo, this year's winner of the FITS Best Student Poster Award. Matthew DeAngelo of Saint Louis University;  Labor of Love: Female nurse sharks swim less but expend more energy than males during the mating season. Matt participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the Mote Marine Library.  His mentor was Dr. Nick Whitney.  View the poster:  Large (8mb)Small (1.5mb)

AFS FITS Best Poster Award for 2011 -  Ryan Lokteff of Utah State University: Spatial Distribution and Species Segregation of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout, and Brook Trout . His advisor was Joe Wheaton.

AFS FITS Best Poster Award for 2010 - Alicia Landi of University of Connecticut: Estimation of wave energy using fetch and wind data at horseshoe crab spawning beaches along the Connecticut coast. Her advisor was Dr. Jason Vokoun.

AFSFITS Best Poster Award for 2009 - Justin Spinneli of Montana State University: Spatial and Temporal Fish Entrainment through Hauser Dam, Montana.

AFSFITS Best Poster Award for 2007 - James R. Watson of the University of California, Santa Barbara: A Spatially Explicit Nearshore Demographic Model for the Santa Barbara Channel.

AFSFITS Best Poster Award for 2006 - Tom Lang of University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff: Evaluation of the Use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for Collecting Angler Survey Data.