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Student Awards

Graduate Student Awards:

 

Edmund H. Fulling Award, Seedling Establishment of American Chestnut, Society for Economic Botany, Michael McCampbell*, Sunshine Brosi, Thomas Hall, Arnold Saxton, and Scott Schlarbaum, 2011, Castanea dentata, in Pennsylvania, presentation, Cherokee, NC, June.

Julie F. Morton Award, Society for Economic Botany, Amanda Vickers*, Sunshine L. Brosi, James Howell, and David Puthoff, Chromatographic quantification of medicinal compounds in flowering and non-flowering wild-harvested Actaea racemosa L. Botany 2011, Healing the Planet, St. Louis, Missouri,  July 9-13. $500.00.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Student Merit Award:  Natalie A. Walsh* and Sunshine L. Brosi, 2009, poster: Stratification protocols and germination rates of open-pollinated families of black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.) from three western Maryland state forests:  Population dynamics of a medicinal herb native to the Appalachian Mountains (poster), 94th Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, August

Undergraduate Student Awards: Li-COR Prize, Physiological Section, Botanical Society of America.  Mitch Hall**, Sunshine L. Brosi, and David Puthoff, The effectiveness of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) modified with a Hessian fly-responsive (Hfr) gene against phloem-feeding and chewing insects.  Botany 2011, Healing the Planet, St. Louis, Missouri, July 9-13.

Honorable mention for the Julia F. Morton Award, Mitra Karimian** and Sunshine L. Brosi, poster: Analysis of Dulcimer Makers in Appalachia, Society for Economic Botany 51st Annual Meeting, Xalapa, Mexico.

Ronald E. McNair Ambassador Award for Exemplifying the Life, Values and Qualities of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, Christopher Massimino** and Sunshine L. Brosi,  Summer Research Institute 2009, Metabolic Profiling of in vitro Cultured Medicinal Plants: Actaea racemosa L., University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland, College Park.

Student and Faculty Presentations

*graduate students, **undergraduate students

Annually Undergraduate Students Present at Learning Green, Living Green's Focus Frostburg for Earth Day and at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

2014

2nd Annual Life Discovery, Doing Science, San Jose, CA, October 3-4.

  • Educational Hands On Workshop: Sunshine Brosi & Karen, Dyeing to learn objectives: using a natural dyes activity to develop learning objectives.
  • Laura G. Smith** and Sunshine Brosi, Creating Relevance in Botany through Cultural Connections
  • Lauren A. Hull** and Sunshine Brosi, Bugs and Botany: A Play-Based Approach to Bridging Science & Society, Lauren A. Hull**

Society for Ethnobiology (SOE) & Society for Economic Botany (SEB) joint annual meeting, Cherokee, NC, May 11-15.

  • Organizer of Teaching Tuesday Workshops:
  • Hall, Karen & Sunshine Brosi, Dyeing to learn objectives: using a natural dyes activity to develop learning objectives.
  • Oral Presentations:
  • Sunshine Brosi & Ryan Huish. Cherokee collaborative field school: teaching core concepts & competencies in ethnobiology through the lens of Cherokee Artisan Resources
  • Huish, Ryan and Sunshine Brosi, Student-centered learning and ethnobotanical connections in plant identification curriculum: engaging students in broader scientific competencies
  • Michael McCampbell*, Sunshine Brosi, Thomas Hall, Arnold Saxton, & Scott Schlarbaum, Seedling establishment of American chestnut, Castanea dentata, in Pennsylvania
  • Bower, Justin**, Scott Schlarbaum, Eagle Brosi, & Sunshine Brosi, Health status of butternut (Juglans cinerea L.) in Maryland
  • Poster Presentations:
  • Ngofa, Sedia**, Laura Smith**, Scott Schlarbaum, Ami Sharp, & Sunshine Brosi, Increasing the availability of butternut for traditional Cherokee dye
  • Messick, Kerry**, Michael McCampbell*, Matt Tillett, Megan Carr**, Ami Sharp, Scott Schlarbaum, & Sunshine Brosi, Establishment of white oak, Quercus alba, seedlings for Cherokee basketry material
  • Hall, Mitch*, J.B. Churchill, & Sunshine Brosi, Prioritizing management strategies in Washington, DC urban forests
  • Echeverri, Gabe, Ian Cheek, Ami Sharp, Scott Schlarbaum, & Sunshine Brosi, Rivercane as a companion for cultural resource butternut plantings

Invited Presentation, Botany of Cherokee Basketry, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, Washington, DC, March 18.

Palatable or Prohibited: Conservation Concerns of Edible & Medicinal Plants, Maryland Native Plant Society, Frostburg, MD, February 18.  

2013

  • Mitch Hall**, J.B. Churchill, & Sunshine L. Brosi, Management Strategies in DC Urban Forests, Western Mountains Chapter, Maryland Native Plant Society, Frostburg, MD, October 15.
  • Fieldtrip Leader, Mount Aetna & Cranesville Swamp, The Threatened Natural Communities & Rare Plants of Maryland’s Mountains, Annual Meeting of the Maryland Native Plant Society, Frostburg, MD, September 22-23.
  • Working Group Coordinator, How to Build Networks for Change. Vision &Change II: Chronicling the Changes, Washington, DC, August 28-30.
  • What do we want students to know – and are we getting it across? Workshop, Annual Meeting, Society for Economic Botany, Plymouth, England, June 29.
  • Spring Wildflower Walk, Savage River Watershed Association & Maryland Native Plant Society, Bear Pen, Garrett County, MD, April 27.
  • Cultural Flora of Appalachian Forests, Friends of the Frostburg Library, Frostburg, MD, April 23.
  • Michael McCampbell*, Thomas Hall, and Sunshine L. Brosi, Seedling Establishment of American chestnut, Castanea dentata, in Pennsylvania, Maryland Delaware Wildlife Society Meeting, New Germany State Park, MD, April 25.

Oral Presentations at FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green Focus Frostburg Earth Day Celebration, April 17, Undergraduate students in 2013 Economic Botany Course: Evergreen Heritage Center Herbaceous Research, Urban Forestry, Frostburg State University’s Herbarium Online, Wild Beverages of the ‘Burg, Community Supported Agriculture, Arbor Day Tree Planting and Tree Campus USA Designation.

Poster Presentations at FSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 3,

  • Ben Brown**, Rebecca Hiller**, Gabriel Echeverri**, and Sunshine L. Brosi, Beverages of the ‘Burg.
  • Joseph Sauceda**, David Fisher**, Sedia Ngofa**, Hannah Goodmuth**, and Sunshine L. Brosi, Frostburg State University Digital Herbarium
  • Susan R. Snow** and Sunshine L. Brosi, Evergreen Heritage Center Orchard Analysis
  • MaryAnna Cole**, Alexander Cathcart**, Farren Smith**, Larry Shockley**, and Sunshine L. Brosi, Local Food & Local Sustainability, CLAS
  • Laura Smith**, Don Weston**, Joseph Linsalata**, Anna Slaten**, and Sunshine L. Brosi, FSU Tree Campus USA Urban Tree Project

Sunshine L. Brosi, Spring Wildflower Walk, Savage River Watershed Association & Maryland Native Plant Society, Garrett County, MD, April 27.

Sunshine L. Brosi, Cultural Flora of Appalachian Forests, Friends of the Frostburg Library, Frostburg, MD, April 23.

Michael McCampbell*, Thomas Hall, and Sunshine L. Brosi, Seedling Establishment of American chestnut, Castanea dentata, in Pennsylvania, Maryland Delaware Wildlife Society Meeting, New Germany State Park, MD, April 25.

2012

  • Hall, Mitchell*, Sunshine L. Brosi, Saving Trees and Saving Time, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture, Annual Meeting, Rocky Gap Resort, Cumberland, MD, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
  • Hoban, Sean, Scott Schlarbaum, Sunshine Brosi, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Genetic change in a regenerating patch of butternut, a threatened forest tree, is attributable to the contribution of few successful parents. Botany 2012, Columbus, Ohio, July 7-11.
  • Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting, Society for Economic Botany, June 2-7, Frostburg State University
  • Eisenstein, Edward, Sunshine L. Brosi, Mimi Hernandez, An Appalachian Consortium for the Sustainable Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
  • Brosi, Sunshine, Gail Wagner, Vision and Change for Ethnobiology: recommendation for core concepts and course objectives
  • Brosi, Sunshine, Lunch Workshop, The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • Vickers, Amanda*, Sunshine L. Brosi, David P. Puthoff, James A. Howell, Bhavenett Kuar, Edward Eisenstein, Chemotypic variation and adulteration factors in Actaea racemosa L.
  • Snow, Susan R.**, John B. McAllister**, MaryAnna Cole**, Sunshine L. Brosi, Local Produce Trends in Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties Maryland (poster).
  • Kruger, Mary**, Joseph Sauceda**, Andrew Shadel**, Sunshine L. Brosi, Students Perceptions of Flowers and Weeds (poster).
  • Fisher, David**, Morgan Bauer**, Ben Brown**, Sunshine L. Brosi, Campus Sustainability Assessment (poster).
  • Snow, Susan R.**, Ruth LaCourse**, Sunshine L. Brosi, Vegetative Survey of Evergreen, Green Site Plan, Green Learning (poster) 
  • Kruger, Mary**, Joseph Sauceda**, Andrew Shadel**, Sunshine L. Brosi, Didgital Ethnobotanical Herbarium (poster).
  • Smith, Laura G.**, Mitchell Hall**, Donald Weston**, Larry Shockley**, and Sunshine L. Brosi, Becoming Tree City USA (poster).

2011

  • Amanda Vickers*, Sunshine Brosi, Jim Howell, and David Puthoff, Black cohosh: from field to laboratory, Western Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society, Appalachian Lab, Frostburg, Aug 16.
  • A. J. Vickers*, S. L.Brosi, J. A. Howell and D. P. Puthoff, Concentrations in triterpene glycoside levels found to differ between reproductive and non-reproductive black cohosh. Plant Biology 2011, American Society for Plant Biologists, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 6-10.
  • A. J. Vickers*, S. L. Brosi, J. A. Howell and D. P. Puthoff, Concentrations in triterpene glycoside levels found to differ between reproductive and non-reproductive black cohosh. Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society Meeting, Beltsville, MD Aug. 15-16.
  • Sunshine L. Brosi, keynote, Cherokee basketry and dye, Wild Herb Weekend, NC Herb Association, Valle Cruces, NC, July 22, invited.
  • A. J. Vickers*, S. L. Brosi, J. A. Howell and D. P. Puthoff, Concentrations in triterpene glycoside levels found to differ between reproductive and non-reproductive black cohosh. American Council for Medicinally Active Plants Conference, Huntsville, AL, July 19.
  • John Churchill, James Howell, and Sunshine Brosi, Risk Assessment to State Rare Mountain Bugbane in Western Maryland, 2011 Esri International User Conference Paper Sessions,  Understanding our World, San Diego, CA, July 11-15.
  • Sunshine L. Brosi, Curriculum Peer-Review and Inter-Institutional Collaboration Assisted by the Open Science Network in Ethnobiology, Botany 2011, Healing the Planet, St. Louis, Missouri,  July 9-13. invited.
  • Amanda Vickers*, Sunshine L. Brosi, James Howell, and David Puthoff, Chromatographic quantification of medicinal compounds in flowering and non-flowering wild-harvested Actaea racemosa L. Botany 2011, Healing the Planet, St. Louis, Missouri,  July 9-13.
  • Mitch Hall**, Sunshine L. Brosi, and David Puthoff, The effectiveness of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) modified with a Hessian fly-responsive (Hfr) gene against phloem-feeding and chewing insects.
  • Robbie Kutchman, Sunshine L. Brosi, and James A. Howell, ‘The impact of artificial shade cloth and substrate on the establishment of cultivated Actaea racemosa L. in western Maryland, USA.’ Botany 2011, Healing the Planet, St. Louis, Missouri, July 9-13.
  • Mary Kruger** and Sunshine L. Brosi, Frostburg State University’s Digital Herbarium, Western Maryland Native Plant Society Meeting, June 21.
  • Sunshine L. Brosi, 2011, Loss of Appalachian cultural keystone species, Appalachian Studies Conference: River of Earth: Action, Scholarship, Reflection, and Renewal, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, March 13th.
  • Amanda Vickers*, Sunshine L. Brosi, James A. Howell, and David P. Puthoff, Assessment of five medicinal compounds in flowering and non-flowering black cohosh, Appalachian Studies Conference: River of Earth: Action, Scholarship, Reflection, and Renewal, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, March 11th.
  • Mitra Karimian** and Sunshine L. Brosi, 2011, Appalachian dulcimer: traditional materials for a folk art shift with our changing forests, Appalachian Studies Conference: River of Earth: Action, Scholarship, Reflection, and Renewal, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, March 13th.


Current Ethnobotanical Research Projects
 

  • Open Science Network in Ethnobotany, supported by the National Science Foundation:
    • Student and teacher resources on our OSN website