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office: Mines 321

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Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Mary Oswald

Mary Oswald

Mary Oswald is an intelligent, dedicated, and hardworking student with a superior record of research, undergraduate education, and University service.

Though she studies how animals adapt to captivity, Mary has never allowed herself to be captive to her laboratory.

Her contributions to the University include the creation of the Student Grant Program which has set aside $85,000 annually to support the scholarly and creative work by both undergraduate and graduate students, and also provide funds for dissemination of this work. Since the program began in 2006, Mary has served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Student Grant Program Committee.

To further encourage young scientists to pursue research and discovery while at the University of Idaho, Mary designed a Core Science course entitled “Animals in Captivity: Perspectives from Biology and Society”. She is the first graduate student at U-Idaho to be allowed this privilege.

Mary’s outreach to younger students doesn’t stop in the classroom. She has achieved her scholarly accomplishments through a combination of intelligence and sheer hard work, which helps make her a fantastic mentor for undergraduate researchers. She has mentored many students on directed research projects, REU students, high school students, and students from the HOIST program.

Mary’s commitment to a career in science education makes her the most appropriate candidate for the prestigious Diane Haynes Memorial Award.
Diane Haynes Memorial Award
Diane Haynes was a long-time member of the University of Idaho staff. After her death in 1982, colleagues, family, and friends established a memorial fund in her honor. Originally presented in the College of Mines and Earth Resources, the Diane A. Haynes Memorial Award is now presented to an outstanding graduate student in the College of Science.