Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 Undergrad Awardees
Pamela J. Fraker Undergraduate Scholarship
Given to a Biochemistry major who has demonstrated the capacity to achieve education and professional goals, the motivation to achieve those goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.
Dr. James K. Billman, Jr., Undergraduate Research Award
Given to a BMB major who has attained junior or senior status by Fall semester and carries a 3.0 grade point average or higher at the time of application. This award aims to provide research opportunities to students who are committed to pursuing a career in research, and who want to do research, but cannot because of the need to work.
Brendyn Smith (Mentor: Dr. Kevin Walker)
Professor Richard L. Anderson Endowed Undergraduate Research Prize
Given to a BMB major who has attained junior or senior status and carries a 3.0 grade point average or higher at the time of application. These students are committed to pursuing a career in research.
Pamela Himadewi (Mentor: Dr. David Arnosti)
Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
Presented to BMB senior students who have demonstrated the highest excellence in scholarship and research activities.
Kasey Pham (Mentors: Dr. Andrew Hipp, Dr. Alan Prather, and Dr. Frances Trail)
Michael Rankin (Mentors: Dr. Hoffmann-Benning, Dr. Hideki Takahashi, and Dr. Nicole Linka)
Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Given to an undergraduate student who has attained at least junior standing, carries a 3.0 GPA or higher, and are committed to pursuing a career in research. These are students who want to do research, but cannot because of the need to work.
Stephanie Brocke (Mentor: Dr. Michael Feig)
Madison Smith (Mentor: Dr. Min Hao Kuo)
Dominic Thorley (Mentor: Dr. David Arnosti)
College and University Awards
College of Natural Science Awards
David Errer - Arnold D & Helen E Suomi Endowed Scholarship
Raghav Jain (Dr. Jennifer Fenton) - Nelson-MacLellan Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Cody Madsen (Dr. Michaela TerAvest) - CNS Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Dean's Research Scholar
Colin McCornack - Dallas J Chapin Endowed Scholarship
Sarah McGovern (Dr. Warren Beck) - CNS Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Hailee Perrett (Dr. Kristin Parent) - CNS Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Michael Rankin (Dr. Hideki Takahashi) - Dr. Leroy Augenstein Memorial Scholarship
Brendyn Smith (Dr. Kevin Walker) - CNS Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Dean's Research Scholar
Lucas Werner (Dr. Yann Dufour) - Dean's Research Scholar
Jemison Yewah (Dr. C. Robin Buell) - Ronald E Goldsberry Family MSU Black Alumni Natural Science Scholarship
Lyman Briggs College Awards
Onyebuchi Amanze - Frederic B. Dutton Scholarship
Ricardo Aquino - Jane Smith Elliott Scholarship
University/National/International Awards & Recognition
Stephanie Brocke - Harbin Institution of Technology International Students Scholarship, Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (US Department of Education), Dow Corning Employees Educational Fund Honors College State Scholarship, Alumni Distinguished Scholarship
Nick Fekaris - Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation Award (2nd Place) at the Annual Meeting for the Midwest Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists
Brendyn Smith - Nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 2018
Lucas Werner - Semi Finalist 2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Bryan Lakey (BS '16) - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Jessica Mizzi (BS '15) - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Nathan Murray (BS '16) - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)
The University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation.
Nana Anti - 1st place oral presentation entitled "USING FLUORESCENT REPORTER STRAINS TO DETERMINE IF ETHOXZOLAMIDE NEUTRALIZES THE PH OF THE MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS CELL ENVELOPE"
Jaden Norman - 1st place poster entitled "SWITCHING TO SUGARS: OPTIMIZING METAL CATALYZED PRETREATEMENTS FOR SWITCHGRASS"
Expery Omollo - 1st place poster entitled "NEMATODE QUANTIFICATION USING QPCR"
Kasey Pham - 1st place poster presentation entitled "A BIOINFORMATICS APPROACH TO FINDING FIRING GENES IN FUSARIUM"