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Student Awards

Graduate Student Awards:  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

2013

  • Sunshine L. Brosi, What do we want students to know – and are we getting it across? Workshop, Annual Meeting, Society for Economic Botany, Plymouth, England, June 29.

Undergraduate Students Present at Learning Green, Living Green's Focus Frostburg for Earth Day

 

Undergraduate Students Present at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

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