March 3, 2017

Plant and Environmental Sciences

  • The Chile Pepper Institute attended ZestFest, produced by Spicy Food Productions, in Irving, Texas, from January 27-29. The Institute participated in the Sauce Awards where they submitted their famous Holy Jolokia sauces, as well as other sauces, into a competition. At the awards ceremony, the Chile Pepper Institute received awards for the following sauces:
    • NuMex Suavemente- Golden Chile (1st Place)
    • NuMex Suavemente- Golden Chile (1st Place)
    • NuMex Suavemente- Second Place
    • NuMex Lemon Spice- Second Place
    • Holy Jolokia Taco Sauce- Golden Chile (1st Place)
    • Louisiana Style Hot and XHot Sauce (All in one category)
    • Holy Jolokia 25th Anniversary- Golden Chile (First Place)
    • Holy Jolokia Hot Sauce- Second Place
    • Sancto Scorpio- Third Place

Fish Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

  • Dr. Ken Boykin and his co-authors received Honorable Mention from the EPA's Science and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) program for their 2016 article "A National Approach for Mapping and Quantifying Habitat-based Biodiversity Metrics across Multiple Spatial Scales," published in Ecological Indicators/Special Issue Publication, October 2013, 33:139-147. The STAA awards are an agency-wide program that recognizes the outstanding scientific work of EPA employees who publish their technical work in peer-reviewed literature.