Student Achievements

Student Achievements

Students continue to shine in- and outside of the department!

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Flora Tierney (Biochemistry, '18), Shannon Allen (Biology, '18), Elizabeth Freilich (Biology, '18) and Madison Chlebowski (Biology, '19) presented their research at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington DC in November.

The four students presented results from their research with Biology faculty at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience poster session as part of the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, DC.  Flora Tierney, who also presented her work in the main conference, received a highly competitive travel award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience to support her attendance at the meeting.  Allen, Tierney, Freilich and Chlebowski also received support from the school of Humanities & Sciences and the Biology Department.

Tierney and Allen worked with Jean Hardwick (Biology) and presented results from their research during the spring of 2017, as well as summer research (supported by Professor Hardwick's NIH grant).  Their research characterized the expression and function of different receptors for a signaling molecule, NPY, in neurons that help to control cardiac function in the guinea pig.  Freilich and Chlebowski work with Ian Woods (Biology) and also presented results from their research as an H&S Summer Scholar (Freilich) and Dana Research Intern (Chlebowski) on the development of sensory neurons in zebrafish.

The Society for Neuroscience conference is the largest international gathering of neuroscientists in the world, with attendance of approximately 30,000 (or more) annually.

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Chasia Bambo (Biology ’19) is among 10 students selected as the first BOLD Scholars at Ithaca College.  All ten juniors have become part of an initiative focused on cultivating courageous leadership among college women. Each BOLD Scholar will receive a scholarship of up to $25,000 per year for tuition, room and board. IC’s BOLD cohort will be responsible for implementing a specific and tangible transformation project on campus that reflects the mission of the BOLD Network. In addition, members of the cohort will identify major quantifiable goals related to campus inclusion that they would like to accomplish by the end of their BOLD experience. The new cohort will travel to Rutgers University in Newark and to New York City October 6–8 for the first national BOLD summit and retreat. Read the full article here.

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Samantha spent her summer volunteering with veterinarians for three weeks in Thailand, where she helped to care for rescued animals and learned about Thai culture.

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As featured in Intercom, the Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased and proud to announce that Cailin Harro (Biology '17), has been selected as a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and will receive an award of $5,000 in support of her graduate studies!

These awards are extremely competitive and to be selected as a Fellow is a distinct honor. Cailin, who graduated in May 2017 with a B.S. in Biology is planning to pursue her DVM degree at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Lansing MI.

Cailin will be added to the list of recipients featured on the chapter's website and the Phi Kappa Phi display case near Textor 102!

The full story is available here.

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On Friday, May 5, the School of Humanities and Sciences recognized a select group of students for outstanding academic achievement in the 2016-17 academic year.

The Dean's Award is granted annually to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in each of the four disciplinary areas in H&S: Social & Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Fine & Performing Arts.

  • Cailin will attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.

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