At the end of his sophomore year, Christopher W. Smyth received the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which will provide him up to $16,000 for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, plus a summer internship in marine biology during the summer of 2012.
Chris received the LHU Department of Biology's Marine Biology scholarship this past summer to study at the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, Va. He then participated in a multi-disciplinary study-at-sea cruise aboard the Flagship Niagara. His summer 2012 internship will be at the SCRIPPS Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, California.
Chris presented a paper/poster for the North East Regional Honors Conference in Portland, Maine, earlier this year, His presentation focused on the use of DNA techniques as a conservation and research tool in fisheries and ichthyology.
Chris is AmeriCorps Community Service Liaison to the Honors Program, vice president of the Marine Science Club and treasurer of the Biology Club.