March 23, 2017
Biochemistry undergraduate student Alex Clarke received the 2017 MU Award for Academic Distinction. Clarke was nominated by Dr. Antje Heese. He was chosen along with 14 other recipients from 70 nominees.
Heese nominated Clarke for his achievements in her lab and at the university. He presented research posters at three local and two international science conferences and serves as an undergraduate research ambassador. Clarke has also received four fellowships.
"Alex actively seeks knowledge beyond the classroom," Heese wrote. "Since joining my lab in September 2014 as a MU freshman, Alex has been directly involved in bench research and independent research projects, making several highly valuable contributions to my lab's research."
The Award for Academic Distinction recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and academic contributions to the university. A faculty or staff member must nominate a student for the student to be considered. The Office of Undergraduate Studies will hold a reception for the 15 recipients in April.