Biology GTA Wins Bulldog Award

May 1, 2015

Emily Heald, a Department of Biology graduate teaching assistant, has won the University-wide Bulldog Award.


The Bulldog Award is awarded to graduate students who have served in at least one area where outstanding service has positively affected the University community. Emily contributes to the department and University by promoting diversity, fostering a sense of community through outreach, and her interactions with students.

Outside of the University Emily is an active member of NWIS (Northwoods Women in Science), the outreach coordinator for the Crystal Lake Mixing Project, and holds an Assistant Scientist position with the Shipboard Science Program through Minnesota Sea Grant that works to allow K-12 educators to participate in Lake Superior sampling, analysis, and reporting. Within the department Emily is the head graduate teaching assistant for General Biology II where she designs and implements new educational materials and instructs her fellow teaching assistants in proper teaching techniques. Congratulations Emily!