Published: April 8, 2021

The Department of Integrative Biology would like to congratulate our student awardees for the 2021 Spring Smilodon Outstanding Underclassman/Upperclassman Awards, Integrative Biology Outstanding Student Awards and Dissemination/Travel Grants.

SMILODON OUTSTANDING UNDERCLASSMAN & UPPERCLASSMAN AWARDS:

The Smilodon Outstanding Scholar Endowment was established by a generous anonymous donation to support graduate and undergraduate scholarships in the Department of Integrative Biology. Preference is for students with an interest in a career or graduate degree in biology and recognizing outstanding undergraduate and graduate scholars in the Department. Currently, the awards are given to these outstanding students each Fall and Spring semester. Students are nominated for the award by faculty, staff and fellow students for their scholarly achievements, ethics, and contributions to the Department. 

To give to the Smilodon Fund please go to giving.cu and in the write-in fund section paste “Smilodon Biology Scholarship fund, allocation number 0350146” in the comments box.  

2021 Spring Smilodon Outstanding Underclassman Student Award

  • Emily Warsavage
  • Paul Johnson

2021 SPRING SEMESTER INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS:

Nominations for the Spring Integrative Biology Outstanding Student Awards are solicited from faculty and staff A strong nomination clearly specifies why the student should be considered and should address multiple facets of their achievement. This may include a variety of indicators, such as motivation, perseverance, enthusiasm, depth and breadth of interest in biology, academic performance, outreach, and extenuating circumstances. 

Outstanding Service in Integrative Biology Award

  • Howard Huges Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence (HHMI-IE) Grant Team
    • Beck Harrott, Zahra Mubank, Piper Sherkenback and Michael Swing

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Emily Warsavage

Outstanding Student Award

  • Scott Yanco

Outstanding GraduateStudent Award

  • Scott Yanco

Outstanding Graduate Defense Award

  • Scott Yanco

2021 SPRING DISSEMINATION/TRAVEL GRANT

The Department of Integrative Biology encourages graduate students to present the results of masters thesis and doctoral dissertation research at regional, national, and international professional meetings or at themed workshops and encourages them to apply each Fall and Spring Semester for the grant.  

  •  Alex Romero
  •  Andrew McDevitt
  • Gary Olds
  • Thomas McLaren
  • Laurel Sindewald
  • Julie Byle