Annual Student Prizes for 2021

The Department of Biological Sciences is proud to present its annual awards and prizes to seven graduate students in recognition of their stellar academic achievements and service to their community. Congratulations!

John S. Newberry Prize: Ipsita Agarwal
Awarded to the graduate student in the Department who, in the opinion of the faculty, is the “most promising student of the year in the field of vertebrate zoology.”
 

James Howard McGregor Award:  Lindsey Florek, Kelly Eckart and Lena Street

 

Awarded to the graduate student in the Department who, in the opinion of the faculty, “shows unusual promise as a teacher of zoology.”

 

 
Charles A. Huebschman Prize: Kirit Limperis 
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who, in the opinion of the faculty, is deserving of or who would profit by a summer’s work at some laboratory preferably the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
 
Chinweike Okegbe Memorial Award: Eliza Jaeger and Rahim Hashim
Awarded to a senior graduate student who, in the opinion of administrators and faculty, has had a lasting impact due to his/her service to the Department and University while demonstrating academic excellence. In honor of Chinweike Okegbe, this award is meant to reflect his vision of a student being recognized for leaving the Department and the University, as a whole, more improved than when he/she first entered the program. As the co-founder of the Biological Sciences Career Initiative (BSCI), in addition to his many other contributions, Chinweike Okegbe demonstrated this ideal and this award captures the determined spirit that he had to help others.

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