Student Achievements

Student Achievements

Newest: Erika Bucior Received the Fulbright Award; Sigma Xi Inductees

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2016 winners

Adriana Morales (Biochem '17), Colette Piaseck-Masters (Biology '18) and Danielle Bucior (Biology '18). Poster presentation. "Pollination Biology of Scaevola plumieri in Vieques, Puerto Rico". NCUR. 2016. Faculty adviser, Susan Witherup.

Also presented by Colette Piaseck-Masters and Danielle Bucior. James J. Whalen Symposium, Ithaca College, April 2016. 

  • H&S Poster Award Recipients.

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Katharina  Dubyk,  Biology ’18

After my four years of education at Ithaca I hope to attend optometry school and eventually open my own private practice.


Andrew  Rodenhouse, Biology ‘16

 Shadowing experiences in the last year have strengthened my will to become a doctor. Upon shadowing, doing research here at Ithaca, and conversing with doctors, I know that a career in medicine is right for me. At this point, I do not know what specifically I would like to practice, but I have some ideas. Surgery has always been a fascination of mine as I love fixing things and working with my hands.

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Congratulations to our our students and faculty member for this year's induction to Sigma Xi!

  • Emily Conklin
  • Siera Rosen
  • Erika Bucior
  • Cynthia Becker

As well as Dr. Te-Wen Lo.


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Erika Bucior, Receives Fulbright Award for 2017-18

Environmental Studies senior Erika Bucior was awarded a Fulbright to spend the 2016-17 academic year studying an invasive plant species in Tinidad and Tobago.

The Fulbright Program is a flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. 

Erika is majoring in environmental studies, with minors in biology and anthropology. She will be studying the competition between two coastal dune species, the valuable endemic Scaevola plumieri and the invasive Scaevola taccada, growing on the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Read more about about Erika's work in this official press release.

Faculty Advisor: Peter Melcher

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Katie Luckett (Biochemistry '16) received a travel award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Education (FUN) to attend the Society for Neuroscience meetings with Jean Hardwick this fall in Chicago, IL. This international conference is attended by ~30,000 scientists from around the world.  Katie presented the research she has been working in Jean’s lab over the past two years, which focuses on the role of neuropeptides in neuronal regulation of the heart.  Katie also received support the H&S student travel fund and the Biology Department for her attendance at this conference.

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