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.