CSM honors 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduating Students

(Saturday, April 27, 2019) Congratulations to the nine College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Outstanding Graduating Student Award recipients! The students and their faculty mentors were honored on Saturday, April 27th with a ceremony and reception.

Group photo of the 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduating students and their faculty mentors

The College's 2018-2019 student recipients and their Faculty Mentors are:

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • M.S. in Chemical Sciences: Diane Diatta
    • Faculty Mentor: Thomas Leeper, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
  • B.S. in Biochemistry: Brady Wells
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Chrestensen, Professor of Chemistry
  • B.S. in Biochemistry: Anna-Marie Plaviak
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heather Abbott-Lyon, Professor of Chemistry

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

  • M.S. in Integrative Biology: William Commins
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Ensign, Professor of Biology
  • B.S. in Environmental Science: Katherine Doussa
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sigurdur Greipsson, Associate Professor of Biology

Department of Mathematics

  • B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics: Sagi Shaier
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meghan Burke, Professor of Mathematics
  • B.S. in Mathematics: Joshua Oleksiak
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Ellermeyer, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • B.S. in Biology: Anna Massey
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Hudson, Associate Professor of Biology

Department of Physics

  • B.S. in Physics: Alexa Zack
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Garofalo, Assistant Professor of Physics

Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences

  • M.S. in Applied Statistics: Nicole Carder
    • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Priestley, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Executive Director of Analytics & Data Science Institute and Professor of Statistics

Each year, department faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics choose one outstanding graduating student per academic degree program. Outstanding students are selected based on notable achievements within their major, including having earned an exceptional GPA, as well as in extracurricular, research or professional activities.