Student Spotlights

Check out some of the accomplishments of IDEAS members!

ASU Profile on Nikki Osgood

ASU School of Molecular Sciences military veteran graduates this summer

Nicola Osgood began her ASU career while still on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Fortunately she was able to enroll as a biochemistry major in the School of Molecular Sciences’ world-class online degree program, and Osgood took full advantage. She was frequently found studying at work, on the rifle range — in fact anywhere she could squeeze in a moment or two with a textbook.

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April 22, 2021

Bri McCoy Awarded NSF GRFP

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Brianah (Bri) McCoy is a first-year PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology, where she is advised by Dr. Noah Snyder-Mackler. Bri previously graduated from ASU online with a B.S in Biological Sciences in 2020. She is currently working as a member of the Dog Aging Project on project 3 where she studies the molecular mechanisms (epigenetics) of muscular aging in companion dogs.

After graduating from ASU, she hopes to begin a career with the National Institutes of Health, specifically the National Institute on Aging where she can continue her work understanding human skeletal muscle aging and developing potential therapeutic strategies for increasing healthspan. She also plans to continue her efforts to create research opportunities for non-traditional/underrepresented students and encourage increased diversity in STEM.

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Mar 30, 2021

Kristen Krip Awarded SMS Women in Science Scholarship

Spring 2021 School of Molecular Sciences Women in Science Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate to encourage women to pursue careers in molecular sciences

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April 14, 2021

Nikki Osgood Awarded Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award for CHM 113/116

Given to outstanding teaching assistants.

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April 14, 2021

Ellen Streitwieser Awarded SMS Dean's Medalist

Spring 2021 School of Molecular Sciences Dean's Medalist

Honors the highest achieving graduating senior of each school in the The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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April 14, 2021

ASU Profile on David Reed

ASU graduating senior inspired to become a doctor through son's illness

David Reed’s life changed in February 2018 when his son, Isaiah, less than a year old, was in the intensive care unit. He watched the doctor as she treated his son for meningitis: “She was always teaching and using her skill for the benefit of others.”

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March 5, 2021