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2021 Senior Awards for Excellence in Biology Announced

The Biology Department is once again pleased and proud to announce the recipients of our Senior Awards for Excellence in Biology. Although the criteria vary a bit among the awards, academic excellence, and dedication to and involvement in the college community are significant characteristics which we identify and acknowledge in these students. We are proud of these young scientists and citizens, and count them among our finest graduating seniors. 


A celebration of their achievements will be held online May 7 with family members and friends as the Biology faculty honor their accomplishments, and present their awards during the 37th Annual Biology Awards Celebration.  The 2021 awards and their recipients are as follows:


2021 Faculty Award

Arshia Arasappan and Safreen Sain, recipients

Delia Zumpano and Nicholas Zeltt, honorable mention


2021 Joseph Vena Award

Alexandra Immerso, Grace Cocanower, and Zachary Bishop, recipients

Ignatius Hazelwood, honorable mention


2021 Health Professions Award

Katie Ramdial and Rohan Singh, recipients

Alexandra Weaver, honorable mention


2021 Secondary Education Award

Grace Postiglione, recipient


2021 Susan Lapetz Uyhazi Award

Nathaniel Byrnes and Cole Santucci, recipients


2021 George Washington Carver Award

Emily Forester and Muhammad Siddiqui recipients

Usha Modukuru, honorable mention


Biology Major Receives Top Honors at Regional Symposium

  Congratulations to Junior Biology major Nicholas Blount on his selection as First Place Winner for his poster presentation within the Ecology and Evolution subdivision at the 14th Annual Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University of New Jersey, conducted online this year on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Nick is a research student of… Continue Reading

Bio Alum Aaron Lee Receives Award

Recent biology major Aaron Lee, a December 2019 magna cum laude graduate, has been named a recipient of the Young Botanist Award from the Botanical Society of America. He joins another dozen or so students from around the country receiving this award, the purpose of which is to “offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in… Continue Reading

Deep Sea Seminar

Deep Sea Seminar

“The Ecology of the Deep Sea: What we have learned from exploration and exploitation” is the subject of the next Biology Seminar, this Friday, April 22. Dr. Erik Cordes of the Department of Biology at Temple University will speak on this topic from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Room P101 of the Science Complex. Dr.… Continue Reading

“Excellence in Biology” Awards Announced

The Biology Department has announced the recipients of this year’s “Awards for Excellence in Biology.” The following ten seniors have been selected to receive one of three awards, based on the overall criteria of academic excellence, dedication, and involvement in the college community: Susan Uyhazi Award for Excellence in Biology: Recipients – Amanda Soler and Letitia… Continue Reading

Four Biology Majors Strike Gold(water)!

Four Biology majors have been honored by the 2014 Goldwater Scholars Awards Committee.  Biology majors Syndi Barish and Andrew Goldfarb have been selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2014, and Biology majors Daniel Chawla and Dylan McClung were selected for honorable mention in this year’s national competition. This may be the first time that TCNJ has had four students… Continue Reading

Biology Colloquia

Speakers for the Spring 2014 semester’s Biology Colloquium Series have been announced. They are: Dr. Robert Pringle, of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, speaking on “Complex species interactions in savannas and on small islands” (Thursday, 2/13 at 11:30 in P-101); Dr. Roger Hangarter, of the Department of Biology at Indiana University, speaking… Continue Reading

“How to Get Involved in Research” Info Session

If you are interested in learning more about what scientific research is all about (“Why should I do it? What does it involve?”), then come to an Information Session hosted by Tri-Beta and the GradS Club on Wednesday, Nov 20, from 2 – 3 pm in SCP 101. TCNJ faculty and students who have carried… Continue Reading

Rutgers Opportunities Info Session

Rutgers dean Dr. Evelyn Erenrich will be here on Wednesday, Nov 20 at 3 pm in SCP 101 to talk about summer research programs and graduate study opportunities at Rutgers. Also present will be TCNJ alumna and current Rutgers grad student Michelle Sempkowski, and TCNJ participants from the summer RiSE (Research in Science and Engeineering) program… Continue Reading