Archives—February 2015

Travis Wakeham is awarded the David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract

 Travis Wakeham is a David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Awardee! This award is based on the abstract that Travis submitted to the Experimental Biology Conference that will be held in Boston at the end of March, a personal statement written by Travis, and a letter of support from his mentor Dr. Durocher. Travis will receive $100 and a 2-year complimentary membership to the American Physiological Society as part of this award. He will also be eligible for an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award at Experimental Biology based on his poster presentation. His abstract is titled “Obesity and neural cardiovascular responses to mental stress in humans.” Dr. Durocher has noted that “Travis always anticipates what needs to be done in the lab and he is extremely dedicated and reliable. He makes conducting a research study a seamless process.”

Congratulations Travis!


Congratulations to Top 10% Biological Sciences instructors in Fall 2014

It gives me great pleasure in congratulating the following faculty, instructors and graduate students from Biological Sciences Department for their inclusion in the list of campus wide, top 10% instructors in fall 2014 semester.

The following faculty received scores above 4.78 out of 5 on average of 7 elements of university-wide class size group with response rate of >50% on student evaluations of their lecture classes.

  • Dr. Amy Marcarelli, Assistant Professor
  • Ms. Brigitte Morin, Lecturer
  • Ms. Karyn Fay, Professor of Practice
  • Dr. Ramakrishna Wusirika, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Thomas Werner, Assistant Professor

The following instructors received scores above 4.64 out of 5 on average of 7 elements of university-wide class size group with response rate of >50% on student evaluations of their lab classes.

  • Dr. Cinnamon Pace, instructor
  • Ms. Emily Geiger, Graduate student
  • Mr. Morton Harwood, Graduate Student
  • Mr. Ryan Dixon, Undergraduate student

 

Thanks for your great contributions!
Dr. Chandrashekhar Joshi, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences