Two UWM Freshwater students win Evinrude fellowships

Emily Lou LaMartina and Erik Carlson are the two recipients of the 2018 Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships.

The Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships are awarded every year to UWM School of Freshwater Sciences master’s or doctoral students to help fund their research. Each fellowship is worth $5,000.

LaMartina, born and raised in Racine, is pursuing a master’s degree in microbial ecology.

“With the Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowship, I will be able to dedicate the time and attention this research demands for the future of water,” said LaMartina.

Erik Carlson is from Kenosha County and is working towards a master’s in fisheries.

“It is truly an honor being named one of this year’s Evinrude fellows,” said Carlson.

Both students will be using some of their fellowship to attend conferences to present their research.

Evinrude is a manufacturer of marine engines based in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

Originally published October 8, 2018 in UWM Report