Monday, February 6, 2017

Beverly Andre receives awards from SICB

Beverly Andre
Beverly Andre, a senior majoring in biology, pre-medical sciences, received two prestigious awards from the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology to support her travel to their annual meeting in New Orleans, LA in January. Beverly was one of 21 students selected from a nation-wide pool to receive the  Broadening Participation Award. This award provided Beverly with opportunities to attend special sessions for award recipients and to be mentored at the meeting by Mary Salcedo, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  Beverly also received the Charlotte Mangum Award, which provided housing in New Orleans. As a Mangum award recipient, Beverly provided support to session presenters. At the conference, Beverly presented a poster on "Sublethal Stress Associated with Apiary Treatments for Varroa Mites.  The presentation is co-authored with Beverly's mentors,  Drs. Cindy Surmacz and John Hranitz. and with collaborators Drs. Ibrahim Cakmak and S.Cakmak from the Beekeeping and Development Center in Bursa,Turkey.

Beverly plans to attend medical school. She has participated in a summer program at UCLA to help her prepare for a medical career and a Future Docs program at Jefferson Medical College. Beverly is active in campus life. She is on the Multicultural Student Advisory Board, the treasurer of the Black Cultural Society, the treasure of IMPACT, a member of the BU Dance Ensemble and the Gospel choir, was involved in the Health Science Living and Learning Community,  and was inducted in Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. Beverly has received research grants for her work on honey bees from the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences and Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. Congratulations Bev!