Monarchs and Football at ASSSSSS-mas squash bugsby Nicole Gerardo

This year’s Art-Science-Study-System-Secret-Santa-(and ice cream)-Social-(with)-Soup (ASSSSSSS) was a great success. Members of the Gerardo, De Roode, Hickman, Morran and labs drew names of a hat, and then each person made a gift based on their person’s study organism. I got a deck of cards with all of my lab’s insects (microbes included). Greg, an undergrad in the Gerardo lab, received some clay squash bugs — pumpkins and acorn squash with six legs. Gifts were knit, baked and painted.

Happy ASSSSSSS-mas.