Yager Named Outstanding Senior In Fnsm

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 14, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Elowyn M. Yager of the Town of Tonawanda, a senior at the University at Buffalo majoring in geological sciences and minoring in physical geography, has won the annual Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dean's Outstanding Senior Award.

Yager will receive the award from Dean Joseph J. Tufariello at a luncheon to be held on April 30.

Students from each of the six departments within the faculty are nominated for the award based on academic excellence, research activities and participation in student organizations.

Yager, a graduate of City Honors High School in Buffalo who maintains a 3.95 grade-point average at UB, will receive her bachelor's degree in May and plans to pursue a doctorate in hydrogeology. She has been accepted at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, the UB Honors Program, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society, Yager received the Dorothea Duttweiler Scholarship Award for a summer field course in geography, the Grace Capen Memorial Award for academic achievement and is listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

She is vice president of the UB Geology Club, treasurer of the UB Women's Center, a member of the UB Ski Club and a volunteer at the Buffalo Museum of Science Geology Lab.

As a senior research assistant to Parker Calkin, UB professor of geology, Yager made analytical and innovative decisions on tree-ring cross-dating work and applied it to the dating of past fluctuations of Alaskan glacial data for her honors thesis and for publication in "Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs."

o Elizabeth A. Herrick of Elma, a biological sciences major and graduate of West Seneca High School, who will pursue post-graduate studies in environmental science or immunology

o Paul L. Szymanski of North Tonawanda, a chemistry major and graduate of North Tonawanda High School, who will pursue his doctorate in experimental science at the University of California at Berkeley

o Charles A. Tabor, Jr. of Buffalo, a mathematics major and graduate of Medina High School, who will pursue a doctorate in applied mathematics

o Adam M. Fass of Buffalo, a computer science major and graduate of Guilderland Central High School near Albany, who will work toward a doctorate in computer science

o Cynthia D. Rudin of Williamsville, a mathematical physics major and graduate of Williamsville North High School, who will complete a second bachelor's degree in music and pursue graduate work in applied physics and math