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EEMB Senior Awards

The 2013 Graduating Seniors and Student Awards

Audrey Lynn Copeland Memorial Award

This award was established in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Copeland, their family, and friends, and is given annually to an outstanding student in the biological sciences, to perpetuate the memory of Audrey Lynn Copeland and her appreciation of nature, enthusiasm for life, and enjoyment of her UCSB experience.

  • Katrina Sky Munsterman

EEMB Distinction in the Major

For outstanding undergraduate research. Individual departments and programs in the College of Letters and Science grant this academic award to students of departmental honors programs who complete a senior honors project or thesis with distinction.

  • Bridget Barbara Bedsaul
  • Alexis Julie Breen
  • James A. deMayo
  • Danielle Eileen Edelman
  • Nicholas QD Huynh
  • Bryan Hernandez Juarez
  • Josephine Charlotte Lesage
  • Michael Maidaa
  • Arrash S. Moghaddasi
  • Katrina Sky Munsterman
  • Ryan Issac Nasseri
  • Erica Christine Pandolfi
  • Cole Tyler Symanski

Worster Summer Internship/Research Awards

This award was established through a generous gift from Susan and Bruce Worster to encourage and support undergraduate and graduate research. Undergraduate students selected to receive this award conduct research during the summer and the regular academic year under the mentorship of an EEMB graduate student.

  • Leah Priscilla Foltz
  • Katrina Sky Munsterman
  • Jennifer Marie Rydz

Dean Bazzi Memorial Award

Established in 1985 by the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, is given annually to an outstanding Junior or Senior in the area of aquatic biology, environmental biology, or Zoology, to perpetuate the memory of Dean Bazzi, a 1980 graduate in biological sciences.

  • Bryan Hernandez Juarez

CH Muller Award for Excellence in the Plant Sciences

The C. H. Muller Award was created by a generous gift from Dr. Craig Martin to honor Cornelius H. Muller. Dr. Martin is a UCSB alumnus and former student of Dr. Mullerís, who is currently a Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Kansas. Dr. Muller was one of the original faculty at the Santa Barbara Campus when it became the 8th campus of the University of California in 1958. His enthusiasm for teaching shone through in his classes, seminars, and field trips at UCSB, which are legendary. It was this enthusiasm that provided Craig Martin with tremendous inspiration to pursue a career in academia and to offer this award to support excellence in undergraduate research in the plant sciences.

  • Mark William Simon

The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in EEMB

This award was established to recognize the graduating senior within the Undergraduate Biological Sciences Program with the highest academic performance within the EEMB Majors. Nicole is a remarkable student having earned a perfect 4.0 GPA within her upper division major courses (including 23 UCSB A+s). In addition to being a U.C. Regent Scholar and Kirby-Jones award recipient, she is graduating with L&S highest honors in Ecology and Evolution, and she has earned a Minor in Science and Mathematics Education.

  • Nicole Danielle Gee
Undergraduate Program in Biology - University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106