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Student Researcher Receives|
Prestigious Science Award
MAILED: March 16, 1999|
For her research in the field of imaging science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior Angela Marks was recently named the recipient of the 1999 Itek Award.
The Itek Award is presented to students for outstanding original publication in the field of imaging science or engineering. It was given to Marks for her research of "Complex Formation Between Symmetrical Thiacyanine Dyes and Aromatic Heterocycles: Evidence for Molecular Recognition." Her work was published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiololgy.
Marks, a comprehensive biochemistry and molecular biology major from Berlin, said she was excited about the publication and grateful to have had the opportunity to work on the project.
"I feel very honored to win this award," she said.
Chair of the chemistry department, Dr. David Lewis, said in previous years the award has usually been given to Ph.D. candidates, not undergraduates.
"Even though this award is for work in the specific area of imaging technology, it is clearly an award of international standing within that field," Lewis said. "What is much more significant is that Angela won it as an undergraduate, clearly beating out graduate students from universities world-wide. This places her in the top echelon of undergraduate chemistry majors."
After graduation this May, Marks plans to work in a molecular biology research laboratory.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 16, 1999