Elizabeth Bevan, a doctoral student mentored by Dr. Jim McClintock and Dr. Thane Wibbels, is the recipient of a $5,400 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Award. With this award, Bevan will spend 3 months researching sea turtle behavior in Australia. Her project evaluates the use of drones for studying sea turtles on nesting beaches and in nearshore foraging, mating, and developmental habitats of Australia. Over the course of 3 months, Bevan will collaborate with multiple researchers, institutions, and indigenous communities throughout Australia. The collaborative nature of this project will promote a deeper understanding, awareness, and conservation of the marine environment among the next environmental stewards.