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The Microbiology Outstanding Undergraduate Award

About the Award

This award is provided by Dr. Aaron Mitchell and his wife Barbara to honor a Microbiology major undergraduate who displays extraordinary effort not only in coursework but also in service to the department, University, and community. Fourth and fifth-year students graduating Spring, Summer, or Fall of the current year who show balanced academic, leadership, and service activities are invited to apply. One letter of recommendation is required from either faculty or graduate student mentors to complete the application.

Applications are due by March 15, 2024

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Past Recipients 

  • Logan Ballard (2020)
  • Matthew McFadden (2022)
  • Audrey Safir (2023)
  • Linda Jawahar (2024)

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