Biology Awards Ceremony
It's always awards season in Biology!
Each year, Seniors and Honors students in Biology are celebrated for their contribution to our department, the College of Science, and the university. Whether they graduate in Summer, Fall, or Spring, these extraordinary students are invited to join us in at the Spring Awards ceremony, which is held every May before the College of Science Degree Celebration. We ask awardees and their families to join us in celebrating in person at a location on the Fairfax Campus. We also publish our slides from the Awards Ceremony via our Youtube Page and our main Biology page. Talk to your professors or email email@example.com for more information on how to participate and/or qualify for our awards.
- Biology Department Youtube Channel
This award is given to a senior who has excelled in his/her academic program and contributed significantly to the Biology Department and the University, and has demonstrated a serious interest in a vocation in biology.
Amy H. Hoang
This award is given to an outstanding senior majoring in biology, whose academic profile indicates a wide range of interest and ability in biology, and who is interested in a vocation in biology.
Alexander J. Lalena
THE ROCKWOOD PRE-HEALTH AWARD
This award is bestowed by the Rockwood family, Dr. Larry Rockwood and his wife Jane Rockwood, named in honor for their years of service to George Mason University and pre-health students in the Biological Sciences. The recipient of this award must have demonstrated the greatest potential to be a superior professional in the Health Sciences and normally the recipient has been admitted to a professional school.
Alison N. Johnston
MELISSA STANLEY MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AWARD
This award is presented to a junior or senior majoring in medical technology who has excelled academically and who has demonstrated a high likelihood of contributing to the profession in the future. The recipient of the award will already have been accepted by, or is currently registered in, an affiliated school of medical laboratory science.
Phuong T. Nguyen
OUTSTANDING BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHER
This award is given to a Master's or PhD student in recognition of a record of teaching excellence in the biology undergraduate program as evidenced by student teaching evaluations and letters of recommendation of faculty supervisors.
Adeyemi A. Olanrewaju
INNOVATIVE TEACHING AWARD
This award is presented to a Masters or PhD student in recognition of innovative teaching practices or strategies implemented in the academic year. The recipient of the award successfully designed a way to improve student learning in online, blended and/or face-to-face courses in Biology.
Chase A. LaDue
BIOLOGY WRITING AWARD
This award recognizes excellence in writing amongst upper-division, Biology Major, student writers. is aligned with the George Mason University Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Initiative.
HONORS IN THE MAJOR
Students graduating with Honors in Biology 2021:
Alexander John Lalena
Einas Abu El Hawa
MARION LOBSTEIN AWARD
This award is presented to a rising senior by the Virginia Academy of Sciences, and recognizes outstanding achievement in research and presentation during the Fall Research Semester.
RESEARCH SEMESTER AWARD
This award is presented to a junior or senior who has excelled in research and presentation skills during the Fall Research Semester.
Program cancelled for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19.
Things Awardees Need to Know
Don't forget your Award Slide
All Honorees and Awardees will be presented at the ceremony with a powerpoint slide. We hope Honorees and Awardees confirm spelling of your name and provide a picture. There is also room to provide a quote. If the slide isn't submitted by May 2nd, we will simply print your name on the slide. Please do not update template theme.
Please check your award email for template.
Share Photos/Videos/Thank you Notes
In addition to your slide, we encourage you to make this presentation unique to you. This can be a thank you note to a special faculty member, GTA or peer, or what it means to graduate with a Biology degree. This can be a video (15 seconds maximum), a photo/collage, a note (10 sentences or less). You can thank people, you can be silly, you can show us your decorated cap.
All submissions must be sent via email to Genevieve McKenna, firstname.lastname@example.org. Video files must be uploaded to server (Google, OneDrive) and download link emailed to Genevieve.
For Family and Friends
Do you want to celebrate your graduate at the event? Then #TweetYourGrad in our presentation! Family/Friends interested in contributing should use the powerpoint slide template below. You can include pictures and a message. Please do not change the theme of the slide.
All submissions must be sent via email to Genevieve McKenna, email@example.com.
Template can be found here.