News & Events

Commencement 2013

Sunday, May 18 was a memorable day for the Biology Class of 2014.  Epic amounts of rainfall drenched everyone and delayed the ceremony, but it was a happy day nonetheless.  Congratulations to all of you!  See a list of our graduates and pictures from commencement.


Biology Awards Picnic

Our annual Awards Picnic was held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, and the sunny day made the fun event even better.  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:

Biology Class of 2014

2014 Biology Award Winners

National Awards

Princeton in Asia Fellowship:
Brenna Cameron

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship:
Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters

University Awards

James R. Slater Award for Academic Excellence:
David Ho

Writing Excellence Award for Natural Sciences:
Alix Melton

Wyatt Scholarship:
Grete Slaugh

Wallerich Scholarship:
Drew Anderson

University Honors:
Brenna Cameron
Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters
Sophie Diepenheim
David Ho
Jinkyong Lee
Kristina Lewin
Katy Papoulias
Brenda Seymour
Shelley Stephen
Lake Thelen
Logan Thompson
Alisa Wallace

Biology Department Awards

Honors in Biology:
Amelia Asbe
Holly Dixon
Morgan Giese
Morgan Hellyer
Erik Solhaug
Lucas Stone
John Valenzuela

Outstanding First-Year Student Award:
Jenna Kersting
Anna Rothstein

Outstanding Sophomore Award:
Sam Hain
Kieran O'Neil

Outstanding Symposium Presentation:
Drew Anderson

James and Barbara Snow Scholarship:
Liz Berg
Heidi Henderson

Outstanding Instructor Assistant:
Krista Haapanen
Caryn Stein

Beverly Pierson Research Engagement Award:
Erik Solhaug

Gordon D. Alcorn Award for Outstanding Biology Senior:
Katy Papoulias


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.  See a list of students and their poster titles (with Biology students highlighted).