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Honorable mention for best student talk

Congrats to Rivers Ingersoll for receiving an Honorable Mention for his excellent talk in the Biomechanics student competition at SICB 2018 In a pixel-perfect talk he shared the outcomes of his unique field study of 20 hummingbird and bat species in Costa Rica. His recordings of the aerodynamic force generated by hovering hummingbirds and nectar bats enabled him to make a rigorous comparison across 100 individuals showing how they adapted and converged on hovering energy efficiently. Last year Diana Chin also received an Honorable Mention for her talk on how birds long-jump energy efficiently in arboreal environments. Both studies highlight our latest discoveries and give new inspiration for developing more effective aerial robots.