2019 School of Biological Sciences Award Winners

In addition to the annual Undergraduate Awards and Certificates given by the School, one Biology undergraduate received an award from the College of Sciences and 3 Faculty members received awards from the Institute.

School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Awards

 Kenneth Williams

Biological Sciences Faculty Award
An award given by the SoBS faculty to a graduating Biology major who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, meritorious character, and significant contributions to the School of Biological Sciences.

Taylor Cooper &
Joseph Stockert

McCallum Publication Award
This is a new award, given to two senior Biological Sciences undergraduate students for publication of outstanding undergraduate research.

Nancy Park

John H. Ridley Award
An award given annually to a junior Biology major who plans to apply to medical school and has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and talent for research.

Holly Nichols

Williams-Walls Award
An award given annually to one or more senior women in the life sciences (majoring in Biology or Psychology) with high academic achievement, and who has applied to graduate school.




College of Sciences Undergraduate Awards

Kenneth Williams

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
This award by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is awarded to one student from each College based on involvement in long-term research projects, participation in conferences, published research papers, displayed leadership within the research environment, and unique contributions to the field.

Institute Faculty and Staff Awards

Joseph Lachance
Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences

CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
Jointly supported by the Center for Teaching and Learning and BP America, the award recognizes the excellent teaching and educational innovation that junior faculty bring to campus. 

William Ratcliff

Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences &
Peter Yunker
Assistant Professor, School of Physics

Sigma Xi Faculty Best Paper
This award is given to faculty authors of an outstanding paper (or multiple papers within a single, coherent subject area) published in the previous calendar year according to journal issue date.

Emily Weigel
Academic Professional, School of Biological Sciences

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award
This award recognizes a faculty member who has significant responsibilities in advising undergraduates and in teaching and/or research.