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Nora Vail is the recipient of the Drago Chemistry Award.  This award is given to a rising senior based on academic achievement, laboratory skills, promise in the field of Chemistry and recommendations by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry.     

About Nora:  Nora Vail had no idea what her direction would be in college when she arrived to Ithaca College. After rearranging her schedule to avoid an 8 am freshman seminar, she found herself in her first chemistry class and hasn’t looked back since. Besides learning about chemistry and doing lots of research, Nora has enjoyed being a TA and a tutor, especially for first year students. After graduating from IC, Nora plans on pursuing her doctorate, working in industry, and then eventually teaching.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Other Academic Achievements:

Dean’s List Fall 2016-present

Oracle Honor Society Member

Ithaca College School of Humanities and Science Summer Scholar

Eastern Colleges Science Conference Award for Outstanding Poster in Chemistry

Sigma Xi Research Honor Society Member

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at University of Minnesota