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Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award: Kelly Deobald

Awarded to a graduating senior who has performed outstanding original research in science or mathematics.

My name is Kelly Deobald.
I am from Moscow, ID.

Why did you choose UI?
I chose UI because I love Moscow.

Poster at the Idaho Academy of Science Meeting
Poster at the Idaho Academy of Science Meeting

Favorites

Class?
Genetic engineering, advanced biochemistry II, and pathogenic microbiology

Professor?
Who could possibly choose?

Lab?
Organic II Lab

Research Project?
Dr. Cole's G12 euglenid project.

At the Honors Program ice cream social
At the Honors Program ice cream social

Study Time

Study early or procrastinate?
Procrastinate

Go-to Snack?
Chocolate malt balls

Giving an "elevator speech" at the INBRE Directors' Reception
Giving an "elevator speech" at the INBRE Directors' Reception

Campus Life

What UI memory makes you laugh the most?
"Where do I point my money funnel?"

Dorm or Greek?
Dorm

Intramural Sports or Student Clubs?
Honors student advisory board and intramural soccer

Recognition for my first oral presentation at a regional conference.  Pictured with Dr. Bohach and Dr. McNairy
Recognition for my first oral presentation at a regional conference. Pictured with Dr. Bohach and Dr. McNairy.

What's Next?

What are your plans for after graduation?
I will be working on getting more laboratory experience.

What should incoming first-year students know?
The experiences you get out of college directly relate to the effort you put in.

What advice do you have for other students in your major?
If you feel like you don't have a natural aptitude for science, you're not alone and it doesn't mean you should look for another area of study. Use all of your resources to your advantage; things will make sense and work out.

Celebrating Pi Day with pie
Celebrating Pi Day with pie

Contact

College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904

Email: science@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Science