LSU doctoral student and native Brazilian Glaucia Del-Rio is the first in the College of Science to receive the American Association of University Women, or AAUW, doctoral fellowship. The AAUW has been awarding the fellowship since 1888 making it the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States.
The fellowship opens a new set of possibilities for Del-Rio’s research and fieldwork. Currently, she is conducting research with Robb Brumfield, LSU Roy Paul Daniels Professor in Biological Sciences and director of the LSU Museum of Natural Science. She intends to use the fellowship to support her work in the Brazilian Amazon Forest performing fieldwork, collecting data on bird communities and investigating the general evolutionary and ecological processes shaping and maintaining the forest’s avian diversity.
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