News & Events

Fall Research Symposium

Another great poster symposium on September 12, 2013!  Fifty science students showed off their summer research findings, and 23 of them were majors within the Biology Department or Biochemistry students who did research with biology faculty.  A list of students and their poster titles is here (with Biology students highlighted).

Commencement 2013

Sunday, May 19 was a great day for the Biology Class of 2013.  The weather was perfect--not rainy, not too hot--and everyone was happy and excited for the big event.  Find a list of our graduates and pictures from commencement here.

Biology Awards Picnic

Our annual Awards Picnic was held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and everyone had a great time hanging out with friends and eating good food.  Chair Joel Elliott, assisted by Stacey Weiss, announced the biology awards.  Congratulations to all the winners (see below)!

Here is this year's senior picture.  It's our biggest class in recent memory--77 graduates!

2013 Biology Award Winners

National Awards

Fulbright Scholarship:
Maggie Shanahan (Mexico)

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention:
Kelton Mock

Princeton in Asia Fellowship:
Charles Nguyen (Singapore)

University Awards

James R. Slater Award for Academic Excellence:
Nathan Pincus

Writing Excellence Award for Natural Sciences:
Talitha Wilson

University Honors:
Chelsea Clark
Nicci Condon
Joey Gorvetzian
Hillary Handler
Erika Hayes
Erin Lindsey
Nathan Pincus
Vienna Saccomanno
Maggie Shanahan
Phoebe Smith
Laura Strong
Caralyn Takaka
Tess Warner
Talitha Wilson

Biology Department Awards

Honors in Biology:
Michaela Alden
Jason Blanks
Bryce Bunn
Karina Caprez
Danielle Campbell
Olivia Feinstein
Ned Sherry
Claire Simon

Outstanding First-Year Student Award:
Zander Biro

Outstanding Sophomore Award:
Kelton Mock
Grete Slaugh

Outstanding Symposium Presentation:
Danielle Campbell

Honorable Mention:  Brenda Seymour, Jessica Wong

James and Barbara Snow Scholarship:
Brenda Seymour

Outstanding Instructor Assistant:
Jason Blanks
Talitha Wilson

Beverly Pierson Research Engagement Award:
Jay Goldberg

Gordon D. Alcorn Award for Outstanding Biology Senior:
Maggie Shanahan