Life Sciences Award

Life Sciences Awards honor, reward and enable middle school and high school student teams strongly committed to protecting and advancing human health.

In its legacy efforts, the Foundation partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to recognize scientists, high school educators and high school students who were judged to exemplify excellence in life sciences. Many of these worked to protect human health through advances and initiatives biomedicine.

Moving forward, rededicated Life Sciences Awards team recognition will be explored with lead Federal agency, scientific and provider leadership and vital community interest organizations. Youth groups, practices and healthy lifestyle initiatives could well be central to much of the coordination and team support.

Targeting Life Science applications will encompass a variety of vital disciplines. With unique factors in reaching out to this wide audience, the application, evaluation and judging processes will be enhanced to better nurture and support student teams.

Here is a partial list of legacy program recipients:

Michelle Bagley, 2010 Life Sciences Award

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Michelle Bagley, 2010 Life Sciences Award

Michelle Bagley Biology Teacher Centennial High School Ellicott City, Maryland Michelle has been an educator for 30 years teaching biology and research, a passion she developed doing science fair projects during her own school years. Michelle has written curriculum for the county and the National Association of Biology Teachers and has made numerous presentations for […]

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Derrick C. Wood, 2010 Life Sciences Award

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Derrick C. Wood, 2010 Life Sciences Award

Derrick C. Wood Chemistry Teacher Conestoga High School Berwyn, Pennsylvania Teaching at Conestoga High School since 2004, Derrick instills the same passion for Chemistry that he experiences – by showing his students that Chemistry is not an exercise in futility, but is extremely relevant to their lives. He authored Case-Studies for his High School Chemistry […]

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Ryan Templeton, 2010 Life Sciences Award

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Ryan Templeton, 2010 Life Sciences Award

Ryan Templeton Biology Teacher Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill Midlothian, Virginia Byron L. Ernest was recruited to start Lebanon’s Agriculture Department which now, in its 7th year, has four teachers and an enrollment of 584 students grades 8-12, the largest in Indiana. The flagship of courses of the program, taught by Ernest, […]

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Henry Zheng, 2009 Life Sciences Award

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Henry Zheng, 2009 Life Sciences Award

Henry Zheng Senior Centennial High School Elliot City, Maryland Henry Zheng is a senior at Centennial High School of Howard County, Maryland. Since elementary school, he has enjoyed science and math. In high school, he developed a keen interest in applied mathematics for biological engineering, specifically with the functioning of artificial limbs and its integration […]

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Justin Grzyb, 2009 Life Sciences Award

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Justin Grzyb, 2009 Life Sciences Award

Justin Grzyb Senior Westchester Country Day School High Point North Carolina Justin Grzyb is a Senior at Westchester Country Day School, a college preparatory school in North Carolina. Justin was introduced to science at a young age, as both his parents are engineers. When he had questions, they took the time to explain how things […]

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Beenu Gupta, 2009 Life Sciences Award

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Beenu Gupta, 2009 Life Sciences Award

Beenu Gupta Biology Teacher The Charter School of Wilmington Wilmington, Delaware Since 1996, Beenu Gupta has taught AP and Honors Biology at The Charter School of Wilmington in Delaware. The Charter School is a college preparatory high school with a focus on mathematics and science, and was ranked 41st in the 2008 issue of U.S. News […]

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Bryon E. Petersen, Ph.D., 2009 Life Sciences Award

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Bryon E. Petersen, Ph.D., 2009 Life Sciences Award

Bryon E. Petersen, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Florida Gainesville, Florida Dr. Bryon Petersen has been recognized worldwide as a foremost authority in hepatic stem cells and their role in Liver Pathobiology. He is currently conducting research in stem cell biology and how it relates to the patho-physiology of the liver. Dr. Petersen’s seminal paper […]

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Peter Kamel, 2008 Life Sciences Award

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Peter Kamel, 2008 Life Sciences Award

Peter Kamel Centennial High School Ellicott City, Maryland Peter Kamel is currently a junior at Centennial High School. Peter is conducting after school research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on a patent-pending artificial tissue material that changes color in response to an internal temperature influence. The change is a result of a cascade of chemical […]

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Paul Cammer, Ph.D., 2008 Life Sciences Award

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Paul Cammer, Ph.D., 2008 Life Sciences Award

Paul Cammer, Ph.D. Director, Neurobiology Research Laboratory Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Alexandria, Virginia In 2007 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) in Fairfax County, Virginia, was ranked as the number one school in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report. This distinction is due in large part, […]

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Christine E. Schmidt, Ph.D., 2008 Life Sciences Award

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Christine E. Schmidt, Ph.D., 2008 Life Sciences Award

Christine E. Schmidt, Ph.D. Laurence E. McMakin Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin Dr. Schmidt is conducting research in neural cell and tissue engineering, a subfield within bioengineering. Dr. Schmidt has invented a chemical process to modify human nerve tissue so it may be utilized for patients with […]

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