Bryce Turner is recognized as an academic success from the Chemistry department

(02-23-2012)

By: Mariah Pepe 

As the school year nears its end, and graduation grows closer, academic competition is at an all-time high. For this reason, the Chemistry department has chosen to recognize Bryce Turner as an outstanding graduating Chemistry student.

Coming from Denver, Turner has met the requirements to make the Vice President’s Honor Roll by having a full load and obtaining above a 3.5 GPA.

Meanwhile, he is also an active member in Beta Beta Beta, the Adams State Biology club, and Adam’s Atom, the Adams State Chemistry club. He serves as secretary for both of these clubs.

Being a member since his sophomore year, Turner has had the opportunity to collaborate with these organizations to do community service and attend academic conferences. The Beta Beta Beta conferences are regional, and the Adam’s Atom conferences are held under the American Chemical Society. Turner plans to present at this year’s conference on how to use the construction of sterling engines for the application of heat cycles. This is a mainly educational presentation, and it will be Turner’s first time presenting.

After graduation, Turner will attend graduate school to get his PhD in Bio Chemistry. Although he is unsure of what school he will attend, he’s looking seriously at Oregon State.

Despite that it is far in the future, Turner is considering teaching as a potential profession because he has enjoyed tutoring on campus. However, he isn’t decided yet and would like to take his educational years to explore his options.

“Adams State is an excellent school, especially for the sciences. You benefit from knowing your professors and asking questions to get a better picture of what is going on in your classes,” said Turner.

Graduation is a milestone for Turner, but he will take his four years at Adams and continue to grow upon his academic success because his goals still lie in the future.