The Roy Lab was well represented during last weekend’s Southern California United Malacologists (SCUM) meeting at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. Maddie Tanda and Ian Hughes, undergraduates in the lab, presented their work for the very first time in 5-minute lightning talks. They were both a tremendous success and showed that the future of malacology is certainly bright! Graduate students Elizabeth Bullard and Alex Neu presented ongoing projects in their thesis research during the 12-minute feature sessions, which generated great interest and a wide-range of discussions with fellow SCUM-ers. Overall, the Roy Lab got the chance to show what we’re up to and meet some new friends and potential collaborators along the way. We’re looking forward to SCUM XXV in Santa Barbara next year!