Awards and Accomplishments

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2021-2022 Microbiology Scholarship and Award Recipients

Front row (left to right): Madisen Kimbrel, Sabita Ghimire, Katelynn Wang, Meili Aiello, Hope Townsend

Middle row (left to right):  Devon Popson, Shrameeta Shinde, Malory Wolfe, Hannah Latimer, Joel Pantuso, Deborah Asbury, Natalie Young, Nour Sayed, Speaker: Dr. Joe Lutkenhaus, Hannah Nokes, Avery Imes, Maddy Spencer

Back row (left to right):  Jaanak Patel, Cole Pacini, John Fazio, Maxwell Brenner, Joseph Morgan, Elizabeth Zenni

A variety of scholarships and academic awards are given annually to Miami Microbiology undergraduate and graduate students, including the latest recipients.

In addition, several Microbiology undergraduates received research awards this academic year from the Undergraduate Research Award program, the University Summer Scholars program, and the Howard Hughes Summer Internship program. Their accomplishments are highlighted in Undergraduate Research.

Miami Microbiology graduate students receive presentation awards

Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to present a semester's worth of research and study in a three-minute oral presentation with language appropriate for a nonspecialist audience. MBI graduate student Steven Distelhorst won the competition in 2015, and colleagues Wei Li and Chris Sedlacek were top ten finalists.

At the 2016 Ohio Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Heather Beck won the Donald C. Cox Award for Research Excellence for the best podium presentation and Greg Cook received the J. Robie Vestal Award for Research Excellence for the best environmental/evolution poster.

In the 2014 Miami University Graduate Research Forum, Amber Teufel was a recipient of a top three oral presentation award

Former Miami Microbiology majors recognized by NSF

Two Miami Microbiology alumni pursuing graduate degrees at other institutions received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Ashley Richards is currently in graduate study at the University of Louisville, and Mark Noviski is at the University of California, San Francisco.