Academic Year 2011-12
Dr. Kyle Zimmer
wins the St. Thomas Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty. Click here to go to Dr. Zimmer's
is awarded both a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and a UNCF/MERCK Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship. Click here to learn more about Kia
also wins a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Click here to learn more about Chloe
is recognized with a School for Field Studies Distinguished Student Award for Fall 2011 at the Center for Wildlife Management Studies in Kenya. Click here to learn more about Luke
- Tyler Firkus is given "Best Student Platform Presentation" at the regional Meeting of Midwest Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry held in March 2012 for his work with Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt. His competitors included doctoral graduate students from R1 institutions.
Luke won a Distinguished Student award for Fall of 2011 from the Center for Wildlife Managment Studies in Kenya.
During the 1940s and 1950s, McClintock discovered transposition and used it to show how genes are responsible for turning physical characteristics on or off.
His 1859 book, On the Origin of Species
, established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature.
His experiments confirmed the germ theory of disease, and he created the first vaccine for rabies.
During his lifetime van Leeuwenhoek ground over 500 optical lenses. He also created over 400 different types of microscopes, only nine of which still exist today.
Fossey"s book, Gorillas in the Mist,
was praised by Nikolaas Tinbergen who was a Dutch ethologist and ornithologist who won the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Her book remains the best selling book about gorillas of all time.
Albert is one of only 15 undergraduate researchers to get an award from the Society of Plant Biologists.
Kia was awarded two national scholarships this past year: Goldwater and UNCF/MERCK.
Tutor, lab preparator, and teaching assistant
Chole is a recipient of a national Goldwater Scholarship and a departmental Paul J. Germann award.
Kyle Zimmer's research students