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.
Last semester’s Outstanding Students were recognized at a reception on November 30th where departments presented awards to each student. Here are SNS’ Fall 2018 Outstanding Student Awardees:
Chemical Sciences major
Pictured with Associate Professor Erik Menke
Applied Mathematics major with an Environmental Emphasis
Pictured with Associate Professor Suzanne Sindi
Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Molecular and Cell Biology
Pictured with Assistant Professor Stephanie Woo
Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Microbiology and Immunology
Pictured with Associate Professor Jennifer Manilay
Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Pictured with Professor Peggy O'Day
Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Human Biology
Pictured with QSB Graduate Student Stephen Wilson