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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

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Undergraduate Honors Program

Graduating with honors in Biological Sciences

University Undergraduate Honors Program website

Consult with your biology advisor regarding details for graduating with Distinction in Biological Sciences.

Undergraduate Honors/Distinction Schedule for Spring 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Submit your honors thesis via E-mail to Prof. Daniel Linseman ([email protected]) with an Email from your thesis advisor that she or he approves you submitting your thesis at this time. Electronic submissions are due by 5 PM on 4/11. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. See your advisor about preparing a poster to describe your work. Your poster will be presented twice (see Symposia details below).

Monday, April 23, 2018 - Electronic copies of your thesis with faculty reviewers' comments will be returned to you by 5 PM on 4/23. Revisions may be required, confer with your thesis advisor about how to prepare the final draft of your thesis.

By Monday - April 23, 2018 -Register and submit an abstract to the Undergraduate Research Center for presentation of a poster at the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (see May 9th, below). Information on the Symposium and a link to register and submit your abstract are found below. For any questions regarding the 2018 Symposium, please contact [email protected]

Monday – April 30, 2018 - Submit final thesis with any corrections requested by the Honors Committee to your advisor via E-mail and cc: Prof. Daniel Linseman ([email protected]). You should also attach a separate document consisting of a brief paragraph describing how you responded to the faculty reviewers' comments. If you incorporated essentially all of the suggested revisions, then a simple statement to that effect will suffice.

Friday – May 4, 2018 - Biology Department Poster Presentation
Have a poster prepared, presenting the highlights of your work, to post in the Olin rotunda and defend from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Stay as a guest of honor for a reception for all honors/distinction students and faculty members from 5:00 to 5:30. Parents and friends are welcome. See the office for instructions on how to print your poster. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that posters are printed several days prior to 05/04.

Wednesday - May 9, 2018 - University Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship
Defend your poster, or make an oral presentation, at the Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship, sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Center (URC), University Honors, Program, PinS program, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), and Phi Beta Kappa. Free food.