Amanda Wenczel, a doctoral candidate in Ecology and Evolution working at the Haskin Lab, is the winner of the New Jersey Sea Grant (NJSG) Stew Tweed Scholarship Award for 2014.
Stew Tweed was a student of Hal Haskin, for whom the Rutgers Haskin Lab is named, and later spent a productive career as a County Extension Agent in fisheries and aquaculture. The Stew Tweed scholarship is intended to perpetuate Stew’s passion for shellfish culture and marine science education and his dedication for taking fisheries and marine-related technology and scientific information and finding ways to apply them to the real world of shellfish aquaculture and commercial fisheries.
NJSGC and the scholarship fund partners and benefactors believe the Stew Tweed Scholarship Fund will become a long-term source for helping to cultivate future leaders for New Jersey’s fisheries and aquaculture industries. A formal announcement of the award was made at Ocean Fun Days on May 18 at Sandy Hook.Wenczel was also the recipient of the Class of 2014 Eagleton Fellowship Program, earning her an Eagleton Martin Fellowship in 2013.