– At Florida Tech’s annual Honors Convocation in April, Lauren Chomiczewski was the recipient of the Dr. Kerry Bruce Clark Endowed Scholarship in Marine
Biology. She earned the award for her strong academic record, involvement in research, campus community activities and vision for professional development.
Marine biology associate professor Richard Turner makes the award to Lauren Chomiczewski.
Chomiczewski, from Nashua, N.H., is currently a junior majoring in marine biology. She
has been involved in Florida Tech research since her freshman year and currently conducts research on horseshoe crabs. This work will be funded over the
summer and she hopes to publish in the fall.
She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society and the Artist’s Guild. Chomiczewski is also membership vice
president for the Panhellenic Executive Council.
Dr. Kerry Bruce Clark was a member of the biological sciences faculty from 1971 until his death in 1999. A full professor, he was named a 1996 Fellow by
the American Association for the Advancement of Science in honor of his work documenting rare species of sea slugs. His research on mollusks, marine
ecology, physiological ecology and biodiversity was widely published in scientific journals.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a Florida Tech undergraduate marine biology student who shows promise to achieve excellence in a career related to
marine biology. Chomiczewski is the seventh recipient of the award.