School of Science announces record number of Top 100 Students for 2016

Release Date: 
Mar 10 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Science is excited to announce that 46 of its students will recognized by the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 8.

"We congratulate all of the Top 100 honorees," said School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes. "At IUPUI and in the School of Science, our students combine academic excellence with a unique environment where they can also develop remarkable research, leadership and community engagement skills".

With 46 students on this year’s list, the School breaks its previous record of 41. Last year, 12 of the School’s students were placed in the Top 20 and Science student Corinne Blackburn was named the top female student. This year’s Top 100 honorees will be recognized at the annual reception dinner where the Top 10 males, Top 10 females and Top Male and Female students will be named.

The Alumni Council and SOAR sponsor the 17th annual awards. A panel of alumni, faculty and staff select the top students based on nominations by faculty and staff. The students who were selected show strength in scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities and civic/community service.

The following School of Science students were named to the 2016 Top 100:

NameHometownMajorYear
DanaAlhaffarFishersNeuroscienceJunior
MacyBallardGreensburgPsychologyJunior
ZacharyBennettAurora, IllinoisBiologySenior
AdamBogsMunsterChemistry and SpanishJunior
JosephBondiWhitingBiologySenior
EmmaBrownArcadiaChemistryJunior
FelixCasianoManatiPre-Medicine BiologySenior
MarkDaiutoGreenwoodCommunity Health and BiologyJunior
FatimaDelgadoLima, PeruBiology and NeuroscienceJunior
TimothyEmmelVincennesBiomedical Engineering and BiochemistrySenior
KaitlynEngleFloyds KnobsNeuroscienceSenior
MelissaGronceskiValparaisoBiology and NeuroscienceSenior
AlexandraHochstetlerMiddleburyBiologyJunior
RebekahHodgeIndianapolisNeuroscience and PsychologySenior
SarahIslamGreenwoodBiology and NeuroscienceSenior
DavidKaneNew AlbanyMechanical Engineering and Applied MathematicsJunior
FaisalKhanNew YorkBiologySenior
MaryKluehEvansvilleBiology and NeuroscienceSenior
AudrieannaKramerFishersBiologySenior
SharifahKyazikeKampalaBiologySenior
GabrielaMazurLa PorteBiochemistry and NeuroscienceJunior
StephanieMichalskiSt. Louis, MONeuroscienceSenior
CaseyMillerFort WayneBiologyJunior
KellyMoorsEvansvilleNeuroscience and FrenchJunior
MorganMoranIndianapolisPsychologySenior
RyanO'ShaughnessyFort WayneBiologyJunior
AyodamolaOtunNigeriaBiologyJunior
ElenaPetersFishersPsychologyJunior
LuisRamosCidra, PRBiologyJunior
ZacharyReynoldsSheridanComputer ScienceSenior
GregRothchildGriffithBiologySenior
StevenScallyWheatfieldPsychologySenior
MelanieScheiveScherervilleNeuroscienceJunior
CaseySiefermanAvonBiology and NeuroscienceJunior
AmnaSohailLawrenceChemistryJunior
OliverStrobelFishersBiochemistryJunior
AliTahirZionsvilleBiologySenior
SamanthaThomasRichmondBiology, Pre-DentistrySenior
KhoaTrinhSaigon, Vietnam/ MuncieBiologyJunior
WhitneyWalkerFort WayneInterdisciplinary StudiesSenior
KamilahWaltersMount VernonNeuroscienceSenior
AmandaWaningerFerdinandPsychologySenior
PhillipWitcherFishersChemistry and BiochemistryJunior
BryceWray-NelsonIndianapolisBiologySenior
DanaYenkoBremerton, WAForensic & Investigative ScienceSenior
LaurenYoderGoshenBiologySenior

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The School of Science at IUPUI is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in the biological, physical, behavioral and mathematical sciences. The school is dedicated to being a leading resource for interdisciplinary research and science education in support of Indiana's effort to expand and diversify its economy.