-Two Florida Tech doctoral students in biological sciences took
top awards for their papers at the recent Florida Academy of Science meeting at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Paola López-Duarte of La Paz, Bolivia earned top honors for Outstanding Student Paper and Jennifer Hanselman of Pittsfield, Mass., received second place in
the same category. López-Duarte also was awarded the Sigma Xi award for Best Oral Presentation. Sigma Xi is the scientific research society.
López-Duarte and Hanselman were also named Outstanding Graduate Students in the Department of Biological Sciences
at Florida Tech’s Honors Convocation.