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Departmental Undergraduate Awards Announced

Biological Sciences Academic Achievement Award

Tayler SheahanThe Biological Sciences Academic Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement in the Biological Sciences Department by a senior majoring in Biological Sciences, Physiological Sciences, or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. The award committee selects the winner based on a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and above, the student’s sciences GPA, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. A plaque listing former recipients’ names is on permanent display in the Biological Sciences Department. A separate plaque is presented to the student together with a monetary award of $500 from the Department of Biological Sciences.

This year’s recipient is Ms. Tayler Sheahan, a Physiological Sciences major with a GPA of 4.00. Tayler is also in the Honor’s Program. Her physiological sciences academic adviser is Dr. Gail Waring.

 

Catherine Welsh Smith Award in Biological Sciences

Tyler HarveyThe Catherine Welsh Smith Award in Biological Sciences recognizes outstanding achievement in biological research by a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences. The award committee selects the winner from nominations from faculty of students who have displayed talent for research, including initiative, independence, and the ability to design and carry out experiments. A plaque listing former recipients’ names is on permanent display in the Biological Sciences Department. A separate plaque is presented to the student together with a monetary award of $500.00.

This year’s recipient is Mr. Tyler Harvey, a senior biological science major. He conducted his research in the laboratory of Dr. Gail Waring.

 

Department of Biological Sciences Research Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SPONSORED BY: DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Alexis OnderakNadia Hallaj

The Department of Biological Sciences Research Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology recognizes outstanding achievement in research by a junior or senior majoring in the Biological Sciences Department. The award committee selects the winner from nominations from faculty of students who have displayed talent for research, including initiative,independence, and the ability to design and carry out experiments on their own, and from an abstract submitted by the student. A plaque listing former recipients’ names is on permanent display in the Biological Sciences Department. A separate plaque is presented to the student together with a monetary award of $200.00.

This year the department has corecipient. Ms. AlexisOnderak, a senior, who conducted her research with Dr. James Anderson, and Ms. Nadia Hallaj, a senior, who conducted her research with Dr. Krassimira Hristova.

 

2012 Gold Medal Award Recipients

Gold Medal WinnersThe Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that four students will receive Gold Medal Awards at the College Graduation Ceremony, Sunday, May 20, 2012.

The Gold Medal Award is given to the graduating senior or seniors with the highest cumulative grade point average.  Of the many awards recognizing academic achievement by students in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, none speaks so clearly of the recipient’s intelligence, commitment to studies, academic discipline and extraordinary passion to learn. The Biological Sciences Department is proud to announce that three of the four students receiving this award are majors in our department.

The three students from the Biological Sciences Department receiving the 2012 Gold Medal Award are Ms. Anna Luetmer, Ms. Alexis Onderak, Ms. Tayler Sheahan. 

Anna Luetmer, from Wausau, Wisconsin, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Spanish for the Health Professions.  Anna has served as a University tour guide, and is a member of Global Medical Brigades.  She plans to attend Medical School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after graduation.

Alexis Onderak, from South Beloit, Illinois, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a minor in Criminology and Law Studies.  She enjoys participating in intramural sports at MU and is a loyal member of the MU Fanatics.  After graduation, Alexis will attend graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.

 

Tayler Sheahan, from Orland Hills, Illinois, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Physiological Sciences and a minor in German.  She plans to attend graduate school in the fall, to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience.  Tayler is Vice President for the Running Club and is a member of the Honors Program and Delta Phi Alpha, the German Honor Society.

 

 

 


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