Biology Student Research Scholarships

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Biology Student Research Scholarships
1,567 Donors
$417,846 Donated

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THANK YOU for helping us raise over $12,000 in 2018! The money raised in 2018 provided a stipend for three students in the Biology Department as well as supply funds for 6 research labs supporting another 24 students!  Funds collected on Give to the Max Day are dedicated to supporting students who are ineligible for other funding sources. These research efforts allow students to gain insights and knowledge that can only come from conducting independent research. Continued research efforts often lead to presentations or publications in their field.

"Research in Dr. Leon van Eck's lab taught me more in 5 months about the scientific process than any class. Science, I am learning, is a practice. In school, it at first appears that theory dominates. However, research is teaching me that real scientific discovery results from strategic, even creative work. In the lab, theory only gets you so far. You are exploring where no one else has. I am doubtful that any lecture could have invoked this new perspective. As a result, I am driven to comprehend in my classes - not merely for the grade, but to expand a repertoire to call on when I am the one asking the questions."  -Maxwell Bannister, 2019 Give to the Max Day Scholarship Recipient

The ongoing generosity of our donors allows this research program to thrive.   This year, with your help, we are hoping to raise $10,000 to support this thriving research program. 

Professor Emily Schilling and students study wetland health in the prairie pothole regions of Minnesota

Professor Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and students study bacteria lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients

Professor Matt Beckman and students study the eye development of a freshwater invertebrate, Daphnia magna  



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William Capman
Erik Kanten
Robert Hosman
Leon van Eck
Jonanathan Fahler
Jaime Kingsley Loso
Katie Pendo
Douglas Edward Green
Rebekah Dupont
Shelby Andress
David A Crowe
Kari Prescott
Matthew L Beckman
Arlo J Miller
Constance Miles
Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright photoJennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright
Leeann M. Rock
Dana K Howe
Michael T Wentzel
John Tieben
Sarah Erkkinen
Eric Roth
Emily Schilling
Matthew Haines
David L Nash
Sara Nash
Michael Haukaas
Ralph Butkowski
Heather Hultquist
Jack Osberg
William J Severud
Esther G. McLaughlin

Arlo J Miller matched $2,500
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