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College of Science Awards for 2018


College of Science awards for outstanding undergraduate students

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award:

Dean’s Awards:

  • Jonah Bartrand, graduating with majors in Physics and Mathematics (Scientific Modeling option)
  • Alyssa Baugh, graduating with majors in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Nathan Dice, graduating with a major in Physics
  • David Richards, graduating with a major in Microbiology
  • Sleight Smith, graduating with a major in Chemistry (Professional option)
  • Mikahala Waters, graduating with a major in Geological Sciences (Hydrogeology option)

One of the Dean’s Award recipients is selected to receive the John B. George Award as the outstanding graduating senior in the College of Science. This year’s winner of the George Award is Alyssa Baugh.

Finally we have five winners of Student Achievement Awards to announce as well:

  • Guadalupe Corona Ortiz — Biology/Chemistry
  • Samuel Hernandez — Mathematics
  • Dylan Porter — Geography
  • Alyssa Baugh — Biochemistry/Microbiology/Molecular Biology
  • Allysha Yasuda — Microbiology

Congratulations to all of these excellent students! These awards will be presented at the College of Science reception following commencement exercises on May 12. The reception will be at approximately noon (depending on when commencement ceremonies end) in the Pitman Center International Ballroom. We hope you’ll be able to join us there to honor all of our graduates.


College of Science Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Student Awards

This year’s recipients are:

Dean’s Graduate Award:

  • Michael France (PhD, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
  •  Sarah J. Jacobs (PhD, Biology)
  • Xinming Lin (MS, Statistics) 
  • Cary Lindsey (PhD, Geology)
  • Yevgen Nosyk (PhD, Physics)
  • Tuan Pham (MS, Mathematics)
  • Margot Vore (MS, Geography)

Early Career Faculty Award:  Matt Hedman (Department of Physics) 

Outstanding Teaching Award: Tim Steffens (Department of Biological Sciences) 

Staff Outstanding Service Award:

  • Tim Cavileer (Department of Biological Sciences)
  • Melissa Gottschalk (Department of Mathematics) 

Dyess Faculty Fellowship: Dave Tank (Department of Biological Sciences) 

Harding Faculty Fellowship: Jeff Hicke (Department of Geography) 

COS Distinguished Faculty Award: Celeste Brown (Department of Biological Sciences) 

We also extend our congratulations to those from the College of Science who have been named as recipients of University Awards for Excellence this year:

  • Staff Excellence in Advising Award: Lisa Hill (Director of Student Services)
  • Excellence in Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research Award: Ray von Wandruszka (Department of Chemistry)
  • University Mid-Career Award: Craig McGowan (Department of Biological Sciences)
  • University Distinguished Professor: Ruprecht Machleidt (Department of Physics)

And we’re pleased to congratulate both Hirotachi Abo (Department of Mathematics) and Marty Ytreberg (Department of Physics) on being promoted to the rank of Professor (effective 2018-2019 academic year).

Alumni Award Recipients for 2017 - 2018

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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


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