Galen Cobb '14
Galen was recently awarded first prize in the international student essay competition of the Royal Entomoligical Society. This was an essay she originally wrote for her Natural History of Invertebrates course here at Wooster. Congratulations Galen!
Samuel Kitara '14
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Samuel Kitara from College
of Wooster as a 2012 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate
careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct
full time summer research at their institution with an ASM mentor and present their
research results at the 113th ASM General Meeting in Denver, CO if their abstract
Each fellow receives up to a $4,000 stipend, a two-year ASM student membership, and funding for travel expenses to the ASM Presentation Institute and 113th ASM General Meeting. This year, one hundred twenty-two applications were received and fifty-six were awarded. Of the fifty-six awardees, thirty-four students were from doctoral/research universities, five students was from doctoral/research universities, seven students were from a master’s college and university institutions, eight were from baccalaureate colleges, one student from a comprehensive master’s II institution, and one student from a specialized institution Among the fifty-six awardees, eight additional students were recognized as Honorable Mentions.
Dr. Stephanie Strand from College of Wooster is Samuel Kitara’s mentor. The title of the research project is: An investigation of Pseudomonas Chlororaphis virulence in the presence and absence of phenazine production. The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the oldest and largest single biological membership organization, with over 40,000 members worldwide.