Student and Alumni Success

2019 Undergraduate Summer Scholar

Alyssa Bley

Alyssa Bley is redefining what a scientist looks like with her research of endangered mussel species. After being awarded a Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholarship, she continues to defy expectations and making it look easy as she works toward her dreams. Learn more about Bley’s research and her path to success. 

Saige Sparks

Saige Sparks

When Saige Sparks crossed the Miami University virtual graduation stage on Saturday, she became the first grad of Miami Regionals' applied biology program. Learn why when this major was first offered in October of 2018, Sparks quickly switched majors.

Brittney Graham

Brittney Graham stands in front of a poster detailing her research

Brittney Graham, a 2015 Miami graduate in Zoology who took most of her coursework at Miami's Hamilton campus, received an Honorable Mention in this year's National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program. She did undergraduate research with Dr. Brian Keane and Dr. Nancy Solomon, and recently published her undergraduate research (Graham et al. 2016. Behavioral Processes 128: 53-57).

Brittney will graduate with a Master's of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and next fall will pursue a PhD at one of the following universities: Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada—Las Vegas, or Cincinnati.

Biology Alumnus Jaree Naqvi

Jaree in lab wearing goggles and working with liquids

Alumni Jaree Naqvi majored in Biology at Miami and is now studying medicine at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. At Miami Regionals he appreciated "the small class size ... because you get to know each person individually ... The professors really get to know your name and the name of all the students. It's a personalized education and that's something I really value." Learn more about Jaree's story by watching the video, left or reading a short article on the Miami Regionals News website.