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Congratulations to the Department's CLAS Faculty Awards recipients
Dr. Laurel Beck
Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Miuchael Wunder
Research and Creative Activities
Dr. Annika Mosier – Biology Professor beats odds
Amy Ventura, University Communications
CU Denver Today, March 29, 2018
"I am a statistical anomaly”! Annika Mosier, PhD,
grew up in a part of Oregon where there are more farmers and loggers than
scientists – but that didn’t stop her from becoming assistant
professor of integrative biology at CU Denver, with her own lab and nearly two dozen
publications to her name.
Before joining the College of Liberal Arts
& Sciences faculty in 2014, Mosier’s career in STEM (science,
technology, engineering, math) took her from the Willamette Valley to Stanford
University and the University of California, Berkeley.
In CU Denver’s Department
of Integrative Biology, Mosier works to promote diversity in science and
education, giving female students, minority students and others who might be
struggling the same support that fueled her success. Click
here to read the rest of this article in the CU Denver Today newsletter.
Integrative Biology's 2018 Spring Outstanding Student Awards
the afternoon of May 4, 2018, Integrative Biology faculty, staff and students
gathered to honor our 2018 Spring Outstanding Student Award recipients for
their achievements and also to congratulate our first PhD graduate. Dr.
Christopher Phiel presided over the awards presentations and Dr. Mike Wunder
announced exciting news about the Department’s fledgling PhD program.
This year’s winners had some amazing stories and were truly “Outstanding” in
their academic endeavors! Below is a brief explanation of the Smilodon Awards
and the recipients.
Smilodon Outstanding Underclassman and Upper Classman Award -
Recipients of this award receive a $250.00 prize administered by CLAS that may
be used to defray expenses related to enrollment at CU Denver. Nominations come
from the Departments teaching faculty and include such indicators as
motivation, perseverance, enthusiasm, depth and breadth of interest in Biology,
academic performance, outreach, and extenuating circumstances. The Department’s
Awards, Scholarships and Outreach Committee reviews the nominations and votes
on the final recipients.
The 2018 Spring awardees are:
Anh Tran, nominated by Dr. Cheri Jones for the Smilodon
Outstanding Underclassman Award
Elham Chabbi, nominated by Dr. Christopher Phiel for the
Smilodon Outstanding Upperclassman Award
Student Awards for the 2018 Spring Semester -
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Sarah St. Onge,
nominated by Dr. Tod Duncan
Outstanding Graduate Student, Paul Le, nominated
by Dr. Laurel Hartley
Outstanding Graduate Defense, Dr. Adrienne Narrowe, nominated
by Dr. Chris Miller
Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Harman Kang, nominated
by Dr. Alan Vajda
Outstanding Service Learning, Victoria (Tori) Gray, nominated
by Dr. Amanda Charlesworth
Aside from the Department’s Smilodon and
Outstanding Student Awards, Dr. Mike Wunder updated everyone on exciting news pertaining to the PhD program and
announced that Libby Pansing and Andres Andrade were the 2018 recipients of the ISB Merit
Scholarships. To round out the afternoon the Department
celebrated our first PhD graduate, Dr. Adrienne Narrowe who was also awarded the CLAS Outstanding
Student Award later that afternoon in another ceremony.
All in all it was a good tension breaker for everyone before final exams started!