The Tashjian Crecelius Family Prize for Women in Science for the 2011-12 academic year has been awarded to Linda Jimenez. Linda is a sophomore biology and history double major from Glendale, Colo., who attended Denver South High School. She will be doing research this summer with Professor Phoebe Lostroh to understand the function of starvation induced genes in Acinetobacter baylyi. She will use the award to purchase supplies for her research.
The Tashjian-Crecelius Family Prize for Women in Science was established in 2002 by Daniel N. Crecelius (Class of 1959) and his wife, Anahid Tashjian Crecelius in honor of Anahid’s mother Elize Tashjian and her deep commitment to women’s educational opportunities and achievement. The Prize is awarded to a woman student who is a major in one of the natural sciences, and who is an international or minority student to support meaningful scientific research, or to support travel to attend a professional meeting.