Savannah Scott – Class of 2013


Savannah Scott (Harborfields – Class of 2013) has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to work with doctorate professor Andreas Farnleitner in his microbiology lab in Vienna, Austria. She will graduate in May from Roanoke College in May with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology and two minors in French & Chemistry. She will be sharing her three years of research on water purification while learning how they purify their water starting in October 2017 and continuing until June 2018.

Savammah Scott Harborfields Class of 2013

Savannah Scott
Harborfields Class of 2013

Savannah Scott (Harborfields High School Class of 2013) is a junior year honors student at Roanoke College in pursuit of a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and French. She has been working in Dr. J. Brooks Crozier’s microbiology research lab for two full years in order to develop the necessary skills and experience to follow a career path toward becoming a clinical microbiologist and to assist her in graduate school where she will obtain a Ph. D. in the field of Microbiology. Her project is primarily focused on environmental applications of microbiology, focusing on microbial source tracking methods and water quality studies utilizing Bacteroides DNA targets and methods such as DNA extraction, qPCR and Illumina sequencing.

In addition to performing research studies in the lab, she is involved in several extra-curricular activities such as the Roanoke College Choir, the Honors Programscotts-article Advisory Group, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Scholars LLC.  On March 2, 2016, Savannah was elected to join Phi Beta Kappa Society which is the oldest most prestigious honor society for liberal arts and sciences in the U.S. established on December 5, 1776.  She will be formally inducted on May 6, 2016. Membership in this Society is a distinct honor, and Phi Beta Kappa graduates include some of the country’s most distinguished citizens. They include six of the current Supreme Court justices, two recent presidents and such notable people as John Updike, Francis Ford Coppola, Stephen Sondheim and Jonas Salk. “Although most students are elected their senior year, many colleges elect a very limited number of extremely select students in their junior year, generally less than 2% of the class.” – Phi Beta Kappa Society

Savannah thanks Harborfields High School and staff  for teaching her how to study and for showing her the power of science.  She credits Mr. Incorvaia APLAC class for preparing her for the rigors of college academia and Mr. Zenyuh for her love for science.

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