April 24, 2018

Eight UAB students receive top awards at Alabama Academy of Science competition

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academy of science webFrom top left to right: James Boyett, Sebastian Schormann, Rachel Rock, Sarah Jeanne Adkins, Anthony Winchester, Megan Roegner, Amanda Weiner and Sherri AlexanderUndergraduate and graduate students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham competed with their peers across Alabama at the 95th annual Alabama Academy of Science Awards on March 14-16. Students participated in poster, paper and oral presentations. Winners from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences include:

  • James Boyett, a senior from Tallahassee, Florida, majoring in biomedical sciences, and Sebastian Schormann, a junior from Pelham majoring in biomedical sciences, won first place in the science, technology, engineering and math education poster presentation and received an AAS student research grant for $250.
  • Schormann also won a student travel award.
  • Rachel Rock, a junior from Madison majoring in biology, received an AAS student research grant for $250.
  • Sarah Jeanne Adkins, a biology graduate student from Bethesda, Maryland, won first place in the science, technology, engineering and math education paper presentation.
  • Anthony Winchester, a computer engineering graduate student from Birmingham, won second place in science, technology, engineering and math education paper presentation.
  • Megan Roegner, a biology graduate student from Huntsville, won first place in the biological sciences oral presentation.
  • Amanda Weiner, a biology graduate student from Birmingham, won first place in the biological sciences poster presentation.
  • Sherrie Alexander, an anthropology graduate student from Birmingham, won second place in the anthropology paper presentation.

The Alabama Academy of Science is devoted to nearly all aspects of science and science education. Alabama’s oldest science organization hosts the statewide competition each spring.