Science Scholars Named
Three Occidental students collaborating with faculty in the fields of geology, biochemistry, and chemistry have been named 2013 Science Scholars and presented with grants funded by the Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations to support their research.
Juniors Anne Fendick, Kristina Geiger, and Anasheh Sookezian are Oxy’s 2013-2014 Science Scholars. Selected by Occidental faculty and alumni, they will receive generous funds and stipends, allowing them to complete ongoing research projects in their chosen fields.
Geiger, a biochemistry major, and Sookezian, a chemistry major, are the Norris Science Scholars. Geiger is working with Professor Roberta Pollock on a mouse model for corynebacterium pseudotuburculosis vaccine development. Sookezian will work with Professor Don Deardorff on studies on the enantioselective synthesis of DAB-1.
Funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation of Long Beach, the Norris Science Scholar Award is presented annually to two Occidental students.
The Fletcher Jones Science Scholars Award was given to Fendick, a geology major working with Professor Ann Blythe on the evolution of Garlock fault in southeast California.
The Fletcher Jones Science Scholars Award is funded by an endowment created by a gift from the Fletcher Jones Foundation of Los Angeles and is awarded annually.