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Biology Award

Students enrolled in Biology at Penn State are required to take Biology 110, 220W, 230W and 240W.

The core content of each of these courses is essential to today's biology major and stress that students think independently and creatively through inquiry. Biology 220W, 230W, and 240W are also writing intensive and as such require students to present their laboratory research findings via formal scientific lab reports and papers.

The Biology Award is given annually to the student who has completed all four biology courses and holds the highest overall grade point average at the end of their sophomore year. This student must also have earned "entrance into the biology major" through the Eberly College of Science, and present a strong desire to pursue a future career which utilizes his biology education, e.g., medicine, research in a specific discipline of biology, agriculture, science education, etc.

This award represents excellence in biology and should be considered a lifelong academic honor.

Previous Recipients

BioAward 2012
2012 - Marissa Burns and Venod Jeyaretnam
Bioaward 2011 - Aileend Tinjar
2011 - Aileend Tinjar

2009 - Fahad Taimur

2008 - Foram Dave

2007 - Daniel J. Devine & Nadia Y. Abidi
Mazin T. Albert with Dr. McLaughlin
2006 - Mazin T. Albert
Dr. McLaughlin presents the Biology Award to Daniel Arbeider
2005 - Daniel Arbeider
Dr. McLaughlin presents the Biology Award to Alyssa Miller
2004 - Alyssa Miller
Dr. McLaughlin presents the Biology Award to Michael Friedman and Trevor Dolena
2003 - Michael Friedman & Trevor Dolena
Dr. McLaughlin presents award to Brandon McCollum
2002 - Brandon McCollum
Dr. McLaughlin presents award to Jennifer Gangi
2001 - Jennifer Gangi
Dr. McLaughlin presents award to Jennifer Schriner
2001 - Jennifer Schriner
Students not pictured:
  2000 John Schreier
  1999 Lisa Horney
  1998 Kaja Styczynska
  1997 Sharen D. Daniel
  1996 Travis I. Burlson

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