Biology Majors Win Library Research Awards
Senior Kiersten Newtoff Awarded $750 for her First Place Paper
Two Biology majors were award winners in this year's Winesett Library Research competition. Kiersten Newtoff was one of two first place contestants in the Junior/Senior Division -- winning a $750 prize. Her paper was a species account of the gentoo penguin which will be published on the Animal Diversity Web sponsored by the Natural History Meseum at the University of Michigan. Kiersten wrote the paper for Karen Francl's BIOL 232 Organismal Biology course. Chelsea Crawford, a student in Christine Small's BIOL 232 course, was also a finalist in the Freshman/Sophomore Division for her ADW species account of the green anole. Chelsea was awarded a $100 prize for her efforts. Since the Winesett competition started six years ago 10 students sponsored by Biology faculty members have been finalists and 3 have been first place winners.