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Outstanding Student Awards

Each semester the School of Natural Sciences recognizes exceptional graduating students by presenting them with an ‘Outstanding Student Award.’

 

Students are nominated and selected by the faculty who oversee their major. Awardees are selected based on criteria including academic excellence, achievements in research, service to UC Merced, and community service and outreach.

 

The Outstanding Student Award ceremony is special because each student is introduced by their faculty mentor or department chair, who talk about their experiences working together. Many of the awardees are involved in conducting research in faculty labs and are key team members. Although we will miss them, we wish all the awardees well in the next steps of their journeys.

 

Last semester’s Outstanding Students were recognized at a reception on November 30th.

 

Spring 2019 SNS Outstanding Student Awardees:

 

Angel Rubalcava

Physics major

Angel Rubalcava

Pictured with Professor Ajay Gopinathan

 

 

 

Yulissa Perez-Rojas

 Earth Systems Science

Yulissa Perez-Rojas

Pictured with Associate Professor Teamrat A. Ghezzehei

 

 

Willem Schep

Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology emphasis

Willem Schep

Pictured with Assistant Professor Sora Kim

 

 

 

Benjamin Rumbaughm

Applied Mathematics, Computational and Data Sciences emphasis

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

Victoria Arias

Applied Mathematics, Engineering emphasis

Victoria Arias

Pictured with Professor Francois Blanchette, Professor Suzanne Sindi, and Grad Student Michael Stobb

 

 

 

Karla Mosqueda

Biological Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology emphasis

Karla Mosqueda

Pictured with Professor Rudy Ortiz

 

 

Indiana Madden

Biological Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology emphasis

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

 

 

Susana Tejeda-Garibay

Biological Sciences, Human Biology emphasis

Susana Tejeda-Garibay

Pictured with Assistant Professor Ramen Saha

 

 

 

Lorena Moreno Aguilar

Biological Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology emphasis

Lorena Moreno Aguilar

Pictured with Assistant Professor Anna Beaudin