Awards

Dr. Beane
2021    Presidential Innovation Professorship (Award)
            President, Provost, and Vice President for Research & Innovation,
                    Western Michigan University

2020     Darrell R. Latva Biological Sciences Teaching Excellence Award
             Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University

2018     Honorary Faculty Fellow (Award) 

             Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University
 
2018     Excellence in Discovery Award
             Western Michigan University

2018     Distinguished Research & Creative Scholarship Award 
             Office of the Vice President for Research, Western Michigan
                    University

2017     
NSF CAREER Award 
             Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, National Science
                    Foundation 
Beane Lab Graduate Students
2018-        Luke Kinsey, Doctoral Candidate                   
                  
WMU Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award                        
                            (Ph.D. - Teaching), 2021  
                     
                  
Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award, 2019 

2018-        Allison Witucki, Doctoral Candidate 
(Mallinson Institute for Science Education) 
                 WMU All University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2018

                 WMU Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award 
                              (Ph.D. - Teaching), 2017  
              

2016-21      Alanna Van Huizen, Ph.D.
                   National American Dissertation Fellowship from American
                               Association of University Women (AAUW), 2020-21 
     
                   Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award, 2019
                   2nd Place, Best Poster Competition, BioEM 2019 Conference

                   BioEM 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award
                   WMU Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award
                               (Ph.D. - Research), 2019 
                    Best Poster Award, WMU Research and Creative Activities
                                Poster and Performance Day, 2109
                    Distinguished Graduate Student in Biological Sciences, 2018
                    Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award, 2017

2014-8        Taylor Birkholz, Ph.D.
                    WMU Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award
                               (Ph.D. - Teaching), 2018  
                     Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel
                                Award, 2018           
                     WMU Graduate College Graduate Student Travel Award, 2018 
                     Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award, 2017 
                     Distinguished Graduate Student in Biological Sciences, 2017
                     Best Poster Award, WMU Poster Day, 2016
                     Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award, 2014

2013-6         Michelle Deochand, M.S.
                     Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Travel Award, 2014  
                     University Fellowship Award (Doctoral Assistantship), 2013-5
Beane Lab Undergraduate Students
2019-20        Sarah Gaffon, Member Lee Honors College    
                
      Research Funding:                                                                                                                                                                       Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Summer 2019

2019-20        Jacqueline Greene, Member Lee Honors College                     
                      Research Funding:
                                                                                                                                                                       OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Spring 2020 

2019-20        Nik Nur (Sabrina) Binti Nik Azli
                      Research Funding:                                                                                                                                                                       OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Summer 2020   

2018-21      Tashifa Fayyaz, Member Lee Honors College 
                    WMU Distinguished Senior in Biomedical Sciences, 2021
                    
Jensen Chemistry Scholarship Award, WMU, Spring 2019
                    Merze Tate Endowed Medallion Scholar, 
(WMU’s most
                               prestigious merit-based scholarship)
 

2018-21      Yarielis Rosario, Member Lee Honors College
                    Frank Hinds Zoology Award, 2019
                    Research Funding:

                    OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Spring 2020
                         
OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Spring 2018

2017-19       Emily Bolhuis, Member Lee Honors College
                    Research Funding:
                      CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Spring 2018
                          OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Fall 2017

                                                                        
2016-19        Marwa Saad, Member Lee Honors College
                     Discovery Driven Pillar Award, Lee Honors College, Spring 2019
                     WMU Presidential Scholar for Biological Sciences, 2019 
                                 (University-Wide Academic Honor) 
                     WMU Presidential Scholar for Chemistry, 2019

                                 (University-Wide Academic Honor)
                      Research Funding:
   
                       Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2019
                             Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2018                    
                             OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Spring 2017
                             CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2016


2016-19        Breanna Varker
                      Research Funding:                     
                             CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Spring 2018
                         
                             OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Fall 2017


2016-18         Gabrielle Watson, Member Lee Honors College
                       WMU Distinguished Senior in Biomedical Sciences, 2018 
                       Research Funding:                                                                                                               
                              Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2018    
                              OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Fall 2017                             
                              OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Summer 
2017   
                              Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2017                         
                              CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2016
  
2016-18         Luke Kinsey, Member Lee Honors College
                       Research Funding:
                                                                                                               
                              
Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2018
                              CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2016    

 
2015-18         Marcos Santiago, Member Lee Honors College
                        Research Funding:     
                               CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2017
                                                      
                               OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Summer 2017
                      
                               CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2015 

2015-17         Jacob Morton, Member Lee Honors College 
                       WMU Distinguished Senior in Biomedical Sciences, 2015
                       Research Funding:
                           
                        
Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2016

2014-17         Marine Bolliet, Member Lee Honors College
                       WMU Presidential Scholar for Biological Sciences, 2017 
                                  (University-Wide Academic Honor) 
                       Best Thesis Presentation Award, Lee Honors College, 2017 
                       Haenicke Presidential Endowed Medallion Scholar,
                                  (WMU’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship)

                       Research Funding:                                                                                  
                              OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Spring 2017
                              CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2016                         
                                                                                       Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Spring 2016
                              Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Fall 2015
 
2013-16         Jessica Bacher, Member Lee Honors College
                       Research Funding:                                                   
                               CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2015                                                        
                               Lee Honors College Research & Creative Activities Award, Summer 2015
            
2013-15         Khoa Duong
                       Research Funding:                                                   
                              
CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Award, Fall 2015  

2013-14          Kylie Dennis, Member Lee Honors College
                        Presidential Endowed Medallion Scholar
                                   (WMU's most prestigious merit-based scholarship)