University of Portland students win undergraduate awards, study abroad scholarships

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December 13, 2016

Four University of Portland College of Arts and Sciences students have won national and international awards recently.

Two UP science students swept the undergraduate awards in the “Earth & Environmental Sciences” category at the Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, held on November 4 in Atlanta, Ga. Junior Summer Grandy won first place for “Developing New Soils to Improve Green Roof Performance in the US Pacific Northwest,” and junior Logan Simpson won second place for “Combining Spatial Interpolation with Wind Data to Analyze Industrial Odor Patterns in Portland.” They are the first students from the University’s environmental studies department to not only compete but also to win awards at Sigma Xi.

 College of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Andrews recently announced that a UP student won the IES Abroad program’s new McQuade Donor Funded Scholarship for study in Nantes, France. Junior global business and French studies double major Samantha Savarese was awarded the scholarship in addition to need-based aid. The McQuade scholarship has only been offered since Fall 2016 and both winners have been UP students— senior French studies major Kaleigh Schmeltzer won the first. IES Abroad offers more than 120 study abroad programs in more than 30 locations worldwide.

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