Dr. Gary Garrett awarded Distinguished Texas Scientist honor by the Texas Academy of Science

This past weekend, members of our team attended the 119th Annual Texas Academy of Science Meeting in Junction, where our own Dr. Gary Garrett was selected for the Distinguished Texas Scientist Award. Recipients are chosen by the Academy’s Board of Directors for work that demonstrates “distinguished contributions to science through research and publication that has garnered recognition at the national and international level.” Gary began his career at the University of Texas, earning his Ph.D under Dr.

Melissa Casarez attended iDigBio Workshop on Managing Natural History Collections Data for Global Discoverability

This workshop, fourth in an iDigBio-hosted series on biodiversity informatics, aimed to equip natural history collections personnel with the proper tools to make their data 'research ready'.  It was held at Arizona State University, Sept. 15-17 and covered such topics as:  Data Management Planning, Digitization Workflows, Intro to Data Mapping, Images and Media Issues, and Data Cleaning.