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EEB Graduate Students Receive Awards from Undergraduate Biology Program

Sunday, June 17, 2012

EEB doctoral students Robin Jones and Kyungjin Min have been awarded the Ida H. Hyde Scholarship. This award was established to enable women in science to study at a research facility outside the university. Robin will attend the Workshop on Molecular Evolution at the Woods Hole, MA Marine Biological Laboratory. Kyungjin will attend the Summer Soil Institute at Colorado State University to complete courses and field work in soil ecology.

For his excellent teaching record in the Principles of Biology Laboratory, Chao Song was awarded the Kenneth B. Armitage Award for Excellence in Teaching. Students in his labs consistently commented on his commitment to their learning and were impressed with his use of internet technologies to support concepts covered in lab.

Jacob Carter was recognized for his superior teaching in the Principles of Biology Laboratory with the Michael S. Gaines Award for Excellence in Teaching. Jacob’s students found him patient, friendly, and approachable. Many expressed appreciation for his willingness to go “above and beyond” to help in their learning.

For her success in teaching undergraduate biology core labs, Iera Chatterjee was awarded the Sally K. Frost Mason and Kenneth A. Mason Award for Excellence in Teaching. Students in her labs appreciated her passion for the subject and reported that coming to class was fun. They consistently described Iera as helpful and skilled at explaining concepts.



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