On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, Ashley and I traveled to the annual SEPA conference in Nashville, TN. Ashley won first place in the CEPO Student Research Award competition for research on women and minorities. This competition was open to undergraduate and graduate students alike. The award came with a cash prize and recognition at the Friday night reception. The other two winners were both graduate students presenting their Masters and Dissertation data. Congratulations, once again, Ashley and the other CEPO student award winners!