Student Honors & Announcements 2022

WFU Biology Announcements

AWARDS

Matthew Weimer won the Elton C. Cocke Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student.

Leonardo Silenzi won the Walter S. Flory Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Biology.

Hannah Watson won the Carolina Biological Supply Company Award for Undergraduate Research.

Hannah received Honors in Biology working in the lab of Professor Wayne Silver. The title of her honors thesis is “The Development of Chemoreception in the Earthworm E. hortensis.” She was the recipient of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences Award for Undergraduate Research for her outstanding presentation at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Hannah will be starting graduate school in the fall in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.” – Dr. Susan Fahrbach, Chair of Biology

Dr. Cassie Freund (’22) received the Elton C. Cocke Award for Outstanding Biology Graduate Student.

Allison DeLange received the Elton C. Cocke Award for Outstanding Biology Graduate Student.

Ellen Quinlan received the Outstanding Biology Graduate Teaching Award.

 

RICHTER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Rebekah Lassiter
Mentor: Andrew Gurstelle, Anthropology
Project: Pacific Art Through the Lens of Europe: A Mixed Method Approach

Richter Scholarship Program awards are the largest single awards on campus for the purpose of independent study. Students are encouraged to pursue enriching, broadening projects that have the promise of being life-changing. To enrich the independent study experience, each student is required to have a faculty mentor for his or her project.

 

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AWARDSCampus Sustainability Awards Logo

Una Wilson
Student Leadership Award

Sophie Eldridge
Student Initiative Award

The Campus Sustainability Awards are a much-anticipated part of the Office of Sustainability’s campus-wide Earth Month celebration. It is their chance to honor the exemplary leadership of students, faculty, and staff and to celebrate the incredible impact that collaborative efforts can have on campus sustainability. Provost Rogan Kersh, Dean Michele Gillespie, and
Executive Vice President Hof Milam recognized the award recipients at the ninth annual awards program.

 

WAKE FOREST ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

Sofia Campbell
Mentor: Christina Soriano and Jason Fanning
Project: IMPROVEMENT Class Library Development

Wake Forest Research Fellowships (WFA&HF) are designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member during the summer months. The WFA&HF will support half-summer (5 week) projects mentored by Reynolda College faculty in Divisions I (Humanities), II (Literature), and III (Fine Arts).

 

WAKE FOREST RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

Lu (Irene) Bai
Mentor: Regina Joyce Cordy
Project: Correlation Analyses and Comparison between Metabolites Expression of Various Degrees of Malaria

Steven Cayea
Mentor: Susan Fahrbach
Project: Amitraz’s Effects on Memory and Sensory Integration through Sweetness in Apis Mellifera

Stacy Hahn
Mentor: Gloria Muday
Project: Do Tomato Plants with Thermotolerant Pollen Also Have Thermotolerant Roots?

Caleb Strickler
Mentor: Josh Currie
Project: Characterizing T-cells During Salamander Organ Regeneration Using a Fluorescent Transgenic Reporter

Minghau (Leo) Li
Mentor: Sheri Floge
Project: Diversity of Microbial Communities Across the Gulf Stream Front and its Effect on Nutrient Cycling

Brendan Lemezis
Mentor: Ke Zhang Reid
Project: Domain Functions of Elf1 and Cue2 in Schizzosaccaromyces pombe

Conner Rougier-Chapman
Mentor: Christopher Tracy and Rong Chen
Project: Quantification of Steriod Species in Brain Tissue from Cocaine Self-Administered Animals through Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry

Emma Xu
Mentor: Ke Zhang Reid
Project: The Effects of Point Mutations to Phf1/Phf2 In Relation To Growth, Reproduction, and Gene Expression

Charlotte Waugh
Mentor: Bonny Morris
Project: Health Literacy: Promoting Self-Management for Rural Cancer Patients

Wake Forest Research Fellowships (WFRF) are designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member across the summer months. The Wake Forest Research Fellowship will support projects mentored or co-mentored by Reynolda College faculty.

 

Read more about the Student Honors and Announcements in the Dean’s Office Digest:
Spring 2022 Honors & Announcements & Wake Forest Honors and Awards 2022 by Wake Forest