Ten students earn Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award

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Ten students received the 2015 Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University’s intellectual environment. The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty. The award is given annually to students who have completed their third year at Miami (a minimum of 75 credit hours) and achieved academic excellence while making sustained and significant contributions to the intellectual climate of a department, an academic division or the campus. Students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship and certificate of recognition. The 2015 recipients recognized are:
Elizabeth Dimbath, bioengineering and pre-medical studies double major from Bellbrook. She is co-authoring a journal manuscript with Jessica Sparks, associate professor in chemical, paper and biomedical engineering.  She is involved with the Wells Project, an organization to raise awareness for water conservation. She was nominated by Sparks.Robert Doughty, mathematics and statistics and integrated mathematics education double major from Pleasant Plain. He is active in research and has won an Undergraduate Research Award. He was a presenter at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. He was nominated by Dana Cox, assistant professor of mathematics education, and Anna Ghazaryan, assistant professor or mathematics.Nora Husani, software engineering major from Solon. She is the founder of Kode2Learn, a nonprofit,  educational organization designed to provide service-learning opportunities to first-year computing students by teaching introductory programming to elementary school students. She was nominated by James Kiper, chair and professor of computer science; Louise Morman, executive director of the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute; and Daniela Inclezan, assistant professor of computer science.Rebecca Jorgensen, mathematics major and master’s of quantitative economics from Mequon, Wis. She is an undergraduate associate in the economics department. She is researching how spending in political campaigns affects election outcomes.  Her nominators, Deborah Fletcher, associate professor of economics, and Olga Brezhneva, associate professor of mathematics, believe this …

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