Prizes and Honors

The Program in Biological Sciences confers Honors to a select set of graduating seniors, based partly on grades within the major, but more particularly on the quality of research and writing evidenced in formal Senior Theses. There is also an annual competition for four special prizes based solely on the quality of the Senior Theses and the research they represent. Participation in this competition is not contingent upon participation in the Honors program; see Thesis guidelines.

The prizes are named after prominent past faculty:

  • David Shemin Prize
  • Irving Klotz Prize
  • Constance Campbell Prize
  • Emanuel Margoliash Prize

Recent Prize Winners

2016 Undergraduate Honors Research