Congrats to our recent BIOS graduates!

Commencement for LAS students was held on Sunday, May 8th. 316 students graduated with a Biology Major, 86 with Distinction and 19 with Highest Distinction.  In addition, 97 BIOS majors graduated in December. 38 of these graduating BIOS students were nominated to Phi Beta Kappa, which is America’s most prestigious academic honor society.

Departmental Distinction is awarded to students with a minimum 3.70 GPA in BIOS courses and to students with a minimum 3.30 GPA in BIOS courses who also successfully completed BIOS 399 which is an independent research project.  Highest Distinction is awarded to students who have a minimum 3.70 in BIOS courses and who also successfully completed BIOS 399.

Here is a photo of BIOS Assistant Professor Kate Warpeha and Carlos Montero, a BIOS major and Honors College graduate. He won a Student Research Opportunities Program award in 2015 and an Honors College Undergraduate Research Award. He was a student researcher in the Warpeha lab. He presented his research a the National Science Foundation poster session and UIC’s Student Research Forum.

 Dr. Kate Warpeha and Carlos Montero at graduation 2016