2017-2018 Beckman Scholars

Callie Miller

Callie Miller

Audrey Short

Audrey Short

Miami University students Callie Miller and Audrey Short have been selected as 2017-2018 Beckman Scholars. Supported by $21,000 scholarships, Miller and Short will conduct research with their faculty mentors this summer and next and through the intervening academic year.

Miami is one of nine institutions selected for the Beckman Scholars program Institutional Award for 2016-2019. The scholarship program established by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation recognizes outstanding undergraduates in chemistry and biological sciences research at select universities throughout the United States.

Callie will be working in Mike Crowder’s lab on novel inhibitors of the metallo-b-lactamases. Audrey will be working in Mike Kennedy’s lab on immunohistochemistry of alpha and beta cells in a NOD-mouse model of type 1 diabetes.

After Miami, both Audrey and Callie plan on earning a PhD eventually running their own independent research labs.