Science Majors Win Awards for Excellence in Writing

Dr. Rebecca Jabbour reports that a number of our science majors have really done us proud in this year's round of the SMC Awards for Excellence in Writing.

Dr. Jabbour attended the Awards Luncheon, where Chelsea Bradley (Biology, '14) received a Spectrum Award for a paper she wrote for her Theory of Evolution class.  The title of the paper is, "Using Knowledge of Evolutionary Processes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance in Medicine," a topic inspired partially by her previous research with Biology adjunct faculty James Berleman.

Madeline Bell (Health Science) received a Newman Award for her Collegiate Seminar paper, "Life Goes On: Finding Optimism in the Theory of Natural Selection."

Robby Tabor won a Newman Honorable Mention for "The Value of NASA," and Ryan Keane (Biology) won a Spectrum Honorable Mention for "How to Cope with Applying to Medical School."

Dr. Jabbour suggests that science faculty encourage their students to submit their best writing from their science and math classes to the Spectrum competition.  Three of Dr. Jabbour’s students from her Theory of Evolution class have submitted papers and won awards. Tereza Kramer of CWAC assured Dr. Jabbour that lab reports and mathematical proofs are just as welcome as essays.  This is a great way to recognize students who are doing outstanding work.