IB Undergrad News

Adele Woodmansee

IB Concentrator Adele Woodmansee Wins 2020 Taliesin Prize

May 29, 2020
Congratulations to Adele Woodmansee (Davis Lab) winner of the 2020 Taliesin Prize for Distinction in the Art of Learning. Taliesin students are explorers: they made bold and insightful course selections; they persevered when they faced roadblocks and curricular challenges; they discovered new fields of inquiry and explored them to their fullest, crafting for themselves a unique undergraduate transcript that... Read more about IB Concentrator Adele Woodmansee Wins 2020 Taliesin Prize
Chinmay Sonawane

IB Concentrator Chinmay Sonawane Awarded Captain Jonathan Fay Prize

May 28, 2020

Congratulations to Chinmay Sonawane (Haig Lab) awarded the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize by the Radcliffee Institute. The prize is awarded to the graduating senior who has produced the most outstanding imaginative work or piece of original research in any field. Chinmay won for his project, "A Defence of the Queens of Africa: The Public Health and Economic Benefits of Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta)."

Rewan Abdelwahab in Egypt

Rewan Abdelwahab's Studies and Interests Have Taken Her Around the World

May 20, 2020

Rewan Abdelwahab, Integrative Biology (IB) concentrator in OEB, says the four trips to five countries during her years at Harvard helped define and shape who she is.

As a first-year student, Rewan visited Santiago, Chile where she was immersed in the Spanish language and learned about health care and education in the country, often working with students from local schools. During her sophomore year, she traveled to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia to learn about Islamic history and culture. The summer before her junior year, she was in Istanbul and Alexandria,...

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Samantha Lin

In Memory of Samantha Lin '16

August 6, 2019
It is with great sadness that we report the death of OEB undergraduate alum Samantha (Sam) Lin '16. Sam was a wonderful student and a hugely valued member of the OEB community. From Harvard, she went on to Veterinary School at North Carolina State University, where she was due to graduate next year. Our thoughts are with Sam's family and friends, and with the many OEB-ers affected by this awful tragedy.... Read more about In Memory of Samantha Lin '16
IB Student Camille DeSisto_Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Camille DeSisto Searches for Answers in What Lemurs Leave Behind

May 18, 2019
Undergraduate IB Concentrator, Camille DeSisto (Davis Lab) spent two summers in Madagascar’s tropical forests studying invasive plant dispersal, by exploring lemur poop. The island’s lemurs eat the plant’s fruit and poop out the seeds, widely spreading the invasive strawberry guava along Madagascar’s tropical east coast threatening native plants that are unlike plants found anywhere else. Camille's research was featured in the... Read more about Camille DeSisto Searches for Answers in What Lemurs Leave Behind
Rewan Abdelwahab

Rewan Abdelwahab Presented Spirit of Harvard College Award

April 16, 2019

Congratulations to Rewan Abdelwahab, IB concentrator in OEB, presented the Spirit of Harvard College Award by the Dean of Students Office. Rewan is one of three students to receive the award for showing a commitment to the ideals articulated in the Mission of Harvard College over the past academic year. The award recognizes significant campus leadership contributions to integrate the intellectual, social, and...