Topic: Dean's Scholars

Graduate Devin Matthews pushed his passion for quantum physics

May 21, 2010
Devin Matthews is receiving a bachelor's of science in chemistry (Dean's Scholar) from the College of Natural

When Devin Matthews first walked into Professor John Stanton's office, Stanton appraised him as a pretty typical first-year student. Matthews had a scruffy beard, a self-effacing manner and a high school transcript that placed him somewhere in the middle of the pack of his Tulsa, Okla., high school class.

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Undergraduate biologist's tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

April 6, 2009

Resistance Fighter: When Grace Eckhoff went to Afghanistan last summer to study multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection rates, it was a kind of return to her childhood. Eckhoff, who's now a third-year biology major, grew up in Haiti, where her parents were doctors at a small hospital. While her parents were working, she'd often pass the time playing with the kids in the chronic illness ward, most of whom had tuberculosis. They were being treated there, rather than at home, precisely to preempt the development of drug resistant strains of tuberculosis.

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Giant heart seeks same

April 3, 2008

Biology senior Rachel Cable plays the part of a human heart for the Dean's Sholars Organ Donor Drive.

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