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Honors and Achievements

2014

Jin Ah Kim, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2013-14 alum of the UBM Program won an Oral Presentation Award entitled “Speciation Reversal: The Case for the Common Raven,” at the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 12-15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

2013

John Malloy, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, 2012-13 alumnus of the UBM Program won Honorable Mention for his poster entitled, Norfolk Island Robins are a distinct endangered species: ancient DNA unlocks surprising relationships and phenotypic discordance within the Australo-Pacific Robins.  The poster was presented at the  39th Annual Southeastern Population Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) Meeting at the University of Virginia Mountain Lake Biological Station, July 30, 2013.

Stonko-David-smallDavid Stonko, Biological Sciences, 2010-11 alumnus of the UBM Program was named UMBC Researcher of the Week, April 1, 2013.  One quote from the story: “How did you find a mentor and decide on a project? I first met Dr. Peercy when he was my instructor for Linear Algebra in the spring of my freshman year. During this class he introduced me to the extremely interesting work that he was doing in the field of Mathematical Biology. This was around the same time that the UBM program was starting up here at UMBC, so I applied to work with Dr. Peercy and Dr. Starz-Gaiano on a project. It was one of the best decisions that I made here in my time here at UMBC.” Read the full story.

The following three awards were presented at the CNMS Student Recognition Day in May, 2013

David Stonko was  the co-recipient of the top graduation award in Biological Sciences, The Faculty Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences for Superiority in Classroom and Research.

Kathryn Cronise was honored as one of 10 “Outstanding Graduating Seniors,” all of whom graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Kevin Herold was honored for “Departmental Honors Research.”

2012

David Stonko (Biological Sciences: Michelle Starz-Gaiano and Mathematics: Bradford Peercy) was the first place winner in his poster session at the 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 20, 2012..

Kevin Herold (Biological Sciences: Phyllis Robinson) and Drew Thatcher (Mathematics: Kathleen Hoffman) were the second place winners in their poster session at the 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 20, 2012..

2011

Jacquelyn Meisel (Biological Sciences: Phyllis Robinson) and Kimberly Daniels (Mathematics: Kathleen Hoffman) were first place winners in their poster session at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical & Biological Sciences, a regional symposium held at UMBC October 22, 2011.