Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Experimental or Computational Biology-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Experimental or Computational Biology

In 2008, the department lost a dear colleague, mentor and friend. Beth Jones was a wonderful scientist and scholar, but her real passion was for teaching and guiding undergraduate students. Jones believed that the best way to stimulate and excite students about science was to involve them within real, hands-on, original research. The result of her vision is that over 85% of biological sciences undergraduates experience valuable bench-side research, thereby stimulating scores of students to choose research careers. To honor her commitment to undergraduate research, the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research was created, made possible by the generous contribution of her colleague Robert Murphy, Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology. This award is given to honor the research efforts, be they experimental or computational, of a talented and dedicated undergraduate over their years at Carnegie Mellon.

Receipients

2014, Anthony Spadaro
2013, Xuexia Jiang
2012, Simone A. Costa
2011, Claire Steeves Koechlein
2010, Justine M. Harkness
2009, Kathleen Lenna McCann