Rosa Yorks, a Zoology major and researcher in the Jeyasingh lab has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Scholarship is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide. A maximum of $7500 per academic year is granted.
Rosa's research project surrounds the effect of temperature on the physiology of various Daphnia genotypes inhabiting Sooner Lake, and the microevolutionary dynamics of this population to increasing temperature. This work has been supported by the Niblack (2010) and Wentz (2011) Scholarships.
Rosa will graduate with two separate degrees in Zoology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and a minor in Biochemistry in 2013.