CSM honors 2020-2021 Outstanding Graduating Students

2020-2021 College of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Graduating Students photo collage

(Thursday, May 13, 2021) Congratulations to the nine College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Outstanding Graduating Student Award recipients!

The College's 2020-2021 student recipients and their faculty mentors are:

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • M.S. in Chemical Sciences: Alvaro Calderón
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Stollenz, Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
  • B.S. in Biochemistry: Conner Casterline
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Leeper, Associate Professor of Biochemistry
  • B.S. in Biochemistry: Robert Cronin
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wei Zhou, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

  • B.S. in Environmental Science: Derek McNutt
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Ferreira, Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Department of Mathematics

  • B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics: Sarah Kim
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dhruba Adhikari, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • B.S. in Mathematics: Miles Corn
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Vandenbussche, Professor of Mathematics

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • M.S. in Integrative Biology: Ashley McDonald
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chris Cornelison, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
  • B.S. in Biology: Carrie Lyn Barron
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan McMurry, Professor of Chemistry

Department of Physics

  • B.S. in Physics: Gracyn Jewett
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Joffe, Associate Professor of Physics

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.