Departmental Awards

The James B. Rast Memorial Award in Comparative Organismal Biology

The parents and friends of James Brailsford Rast, a member of the Class of 1958 of Duke University, endowed this award in his memory. Given each year by the Biology faculty in recognition of excellence in course work and research in the study of organismal biology.

2020 Recipient:

Lucy Greenwald

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The Edward C. Horn Memorial Prize for Excellence in Biology

Given each year to a graduating biology major who has shown, in the opinion of the biology faculty, the highest level of academic achievement and promise, this prize is offered in memory of Professor Edward C. Horn. It is a tribute to his warm regard for students and faculty and his appreciation of scholarly excellence. The prize consists of books appropriate to the student's field of interest.

2020 Recipients:

Nathan Shaul, 2020

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The Excellence in Plant Science/Botany Prize

Given each year by the Biology faculty to a graduating biology major who has demonstrated excellence in botanical research. The prize consists of books appropriate to the student's field of interest.

2020 Recipients:

Barbara Lynn Weaver, 2020

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The Maggie Schneider Award in Marine Biology

In memory of Maggie Schneider, a member of the Duke class of 2004. Given each year by the faculty of the Duke University Marine Laboratory to the biology major who demonstrates the love of learning and service in marine and conservation biology.

2020 Recipients:

Alexandra DiGiacomo, 2020

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The Biology Faculty Award

Given by the Biology Faculty to a student for outstanding intellectual achievements and excellence in research.

2020 Recipients:

Katja Kochvar, Tanmayi Vashist, Freddie Xu

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