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Katie Lawson Wins Roger Rottman Memorial Scholarship

Katie Lawson Wins Roger Rottman ScholarshipUF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory PhD Candidate Katie Lawson (Dr. Jeff Hill, advisor) was awarded the prestigious Roger Rottman Memorial Scholarship (PhD level) at the recent business meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) during AFS's 147th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.

The Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Roger Rottmann, one of the first fisheries biologists ever hired by the State of Florida University System. Roger conducted fisheries and aquaculture research for more than 20 years at the University of Florida, producing numerous scientific journal and educational publications and videos. This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding students enrolled in Florida universities and colleges and is the highest student award of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.