During the recent ASHS meeting in New Orleans, Shuyang Zhen and David Gianino participated in the Growth Chamber and Controlled Environment Graduate student competition. Both gave oral presentation as part of the competition. David placed 3rd in this competition for his presentation titled ‘Water Use Efficiency of Four Types of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in Response to Different Drought Severities‘ . He now anxiously awaits the check he will receive as an award. Congratulations. David!