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Department of Microbiology Undergraduate Awards
Each year the Department selects recipients for the following awards:
The Don Bassett Memorial Fund was established in November, 1965 by the contributions of students, faculty members, administrative and technical staff of Health Science departments, and friends and members of the Bassett family. The fund was established as a memorial to Don Bassett, an undergraduate Microbiology major, who died while in his third year at the University of Washington.
The fund provides a grant to a worthy undergraduate microbiology student whose studies would be helped by the award. Students who wish to apply for the award should see Sarah Mears in G-315 during Autumn Quarter for application information. For more information please contact Janis Fulton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Jacques M. Chiller award was established in 1999 on behalf of the family of Dr. Jacques M. Chiller. The Chiller award is to be granted at the end of the junior year to a student majoring in Microbiology, and is intended to help defray the student's education expenses for their final year. Students in their first year as a Microbiology major are invited to apply. An important criterion for selection is academic merit. Students from diverse backgrounds are encourged to apply.
To apply, write a letter (not more than two pages) to the Chiller Award Committee, c/o the Program Coordinator
In your letter describe your background, your academic accomplishments, and your career interets. Also provide the names, addresses, and phone numbers of two people who are familiar with you and your academic performance.
Application deadline is no later than April 30th.
Dr. Evans was appointed as the first chairman of the Microbiology Department in 1946, and served in that position for 24 years. The Charles Evans Award Fund was established when Dr. Evans retired, in June of 1982.
Contributions to this fund were made by friends, colleagues, former students, and members of his family. The fund provides an annual award for the graduating microbiology major with the highest cumulative grade point average. No application is necessary; the recipient will be notified during Spring quarter.
The Erling J. Ordal Award Fund was established in 1988 as a memorial to Professor Ordal through contributions made by friends, former students, colleagues, and members of the family. Dr. Ordal was a professor in the Department from 1937 until his retirement in 1977. The fund provides an annual award for the best undergraduate research thesis submitted.
Regulations for the award competition are:
- Student must be in good academic standing.
- Part of the work must have been conducted under either Micro 499 or 495 (undergraduate/honors research). Projects conducted during the period, summer quarter 1998 through spring quarter 1999, will be considered.
- Results of the research should be presented in the form of a manuscript that could be submitted for publication in a professional journal. Paper should include an abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and references. Research reports will be evaluated by the quality of the research and the conciseness and clarity of the written manuscript.
- The faculty sponsor should provide a letter that describes the student's role in the research effort and in the composition of the manuscript. The student's degree of independence should be addressed.
Manuscript and sponsor letter should be submitted (Spring deadline is announced each year) to the Ordal Undergraduate Research Award Selection Committee, c/o the Program Coordinator.
If you have any questions regarding the Ordal Award regulations, please contact Dr. John Leigh, 685-1390 (email@example.com). Please remember to give us your current address, phone number, and email address.