Fifteen students received the 2012 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University's intellectual environment.
The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty. The award is given annually to 10-15 students who have completed their third year at Miami (a minimum of 75 credit hours) who have achieved academic excellence while making sustained and significant contributions to the intellectual climate of a department, an academic division or the campus. Students are awarded with a $1,000 scholarship and certificate of recognition.
Joshua Kaine, biochemistry and biological physics double major, computer science minor, from Cincinnati. He has conducted undergraduate research since his first year at Miami with mentor David Tierny, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. His work in the field of inorganic chemistry has ranged from synthesis to spectroscopic characterization and computational chemistry. His research has culminated in presentations at a national conference and two regional conferences, as well as a journal publication. He is a member of Miami’s Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education Student Advisory Board.
The 2012 recipients were recognized at a ceremony Aug. 17.