Tyson Undergraduate Fellow wins presentation award at national conference

Sep 30, 2018

Derek McFarland, 2018 Tyson Undergraduate Fellow and SLU McNair Scholar, won first prize and $1,000 for his presentation at the 19th National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C. Derek is a junior at Harris-Stowe State University, and he has been on the presentation circuit lately, sharing his research on the prevalence of Babesia sp. parasites in a population of Carolina Wrens at Tyson Research Center.

In addition to the National Role Models Conference, Derek has presented during fall 2018 at: the MOKANNE McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, MO; the Inland Bird Banding Organization meeting in Valley Park, MO; and the Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium. In 2019, Derek will return to Washington D.C. to present at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM.

The whole Tyson community is proud of you, Derek! Congratulations!

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 Derek receiving his first place award at the National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C.

Derek receiving his first place award at the National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C.