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Department of Biological Sciences


Distinguished Biology Undergraduate Students win DAAD Rise and Sullivan Awards and graduate with leadership distinction

A) Three USC students have been awarded DAAD RISE summer research internships.

 These students will complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions, as well as in industry. All students are members of the South Carolina Honors College. One is Alex Bantle, a sophomore biology major and a chemistry minor. As a student in Dr. Beth Krizek's lab conducting research on plant genetics, Bantle plans to pursue a career in science research. At the University, she holds the Cooper Scholarship.


B) Biology student Megan Patricia O’Brien won the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Megan Patricia O’Brien and Jory Mackenzie Fleming received the Sullivan awards, the university’s top honor for undergraduates. This award is given each year for outstanding achievements, campus leadership, exemplary character and service to the community. The Sullivan award, given at 15 colleges and universities across the country, is named for the 19th-century New York lawyer and philanthropist.


C) 34 students from Biological Sciences are anticipated to complete requirements for Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD) this spring 2017.

Community Service

Katherine

Castleberry

Valeria

Glanton

Megan

O'Brien

Gray

Ransom

Sally

Wright

 

Diversity and Social Advocacy

Alexis

Ruber

 

Global Learning

Meghan

Root

 

Professional and Civic Engagement

Samantha

Block

Rachel

Botbyl

Austin

Close

McKenzie

Dirr

Austin

Fry

Connor

Lentz

Danel

Mayan

Megan

O'Brien

Sydney

Rapp

Christopher

Ruggiero

Jason

Graham

 

Research

Quinn

Buss

Julianna

Cervino

Shyam

Desai

Chantaezia

Joseph

Abhishek

Malkan

Martha

McCoy

Megan

O'Brien

Elizabeth

Pettit

Nicolas

Poupore

Clarice

Randall

Tamir

Shitrit

Aleah

Singleton

Brooke

Troxell

Camila

Villacreses

Perri

Wiggin

Megan

Wilkey

4/27/2017