Maddie Armstrong (left), Undergraduate Research Club (URC) Vice President, and Jordana Dahmen (right), URC President, received the President’s Award for Leadership from Washington State University.

The Center for Civic Engagement and Student Involvement partners with Cougs LEAD (Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction) to present this award. The award is given to students who show exceptional leadership and service to the university and community.

Armstrong is a sophomore who has been researching since her freshman year at WSU. She is an evolutionary biology major who received an Auvil award in 2016.

Dahmen has received awards at two recent research conferences. From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Northwest Annual Meeting in Bend, Ore. in Feb. 2017 she received an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award. From the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) WristSense Workshop in Kona, HI in March 2017 she received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper.  Dahmen, who is now a junior, has been conducting research also since her freshman year.  She founded the URC in 2016 and serves as a peer mentor for the Office of Undergraduate Research.  Both women continue to expand the opportunities for undergraduate researchers at WSU and share their research results at every conference they attend.