UNCP undergraduate student wins NC Academy of Science research award

Gretchen Gillenwater

Gretchen Gillenwater received the John Bowley Derleux Research Award during the 119th North Carolina Academy of Science meeting held April 14-15.

The event was held on the campus of East Carolina University. Gillenwater’s poster “Hurricane Induced Tornadoes” earned her first-place honors in the ecology, botany and zoology category.

Gillenwater was among several UNCP’s COMPASS program members who participated in the conference. Gillenwater, a sophomore geo-environmental studies major, is a UNCP women’s swim team member and the Swim Club president.