Three Alums Nab Top Science Honors
June 10, 2002
Quantum physics. Computational chemistry. Scanning electron micro-scopy. At many colleges, these fields are off-limits to undergraduate researchers. But not so at Lewis & Clark College.”We worked directly with professors on fairly independent research projects at Lewis & Clark,” says Marie Spong ’01, who is currently enrolled in a graduate program at Harvard University. For Spong and others, that firsthand experience with real-world science is netting prestigious awards and significant cash for graduate study.
Three alumni win honorable mention
Three Lewis & Clark alumni received honorable mention in the National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow-ship competition: Jason Huff ’02, who plans to work at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and eventually pursue a doctorate in biochemistry; Colin Beck ’00, who is doing graduate work in Stanford University’s department of sociology; and Jesse Ellis ’01, who is enrolled in Cornell University’s graduate program in neurobiology and behavior.