Wesley student Riza Bautista, an Alpha Chi member majoring in Mathematics was the 2015 Davis Award recipient during the 2015 National Convention of Alpha Chi National Honor Society on March 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The Davis award is an Alpha Chi Region VI award given annually to one outstanding Alpha Chi member from a local chapter. The award memorializes the service that Professor Davis provided to Alpha Chi Region VI as its foremost Secretary and Treasurer.
“Riza Bautista is an outstanding Wesley Alpha Chi member who embodies the principle of Alpha Chi of ‘making scholarship effective for good,’” said Wesley Professor of Mathematics Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga. The Regional Vice-President of Alpha Chi Region VI, Dr. Nwogbaga is also Bautista’s mentor.
Bautista has presented directed research works at regional mathematics conference and at Wesley College Scholars Day, supported by the DE-INBRE and the DE-EPSCoR grants. She is currently a Cannon Scholar, a program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math. She is also a recipient of the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship.
Financial support was provided through the Delaware EPSCoR (Experimental Project to Stimulate Competitive Research) program funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware DEDO program under grant number IIA EPS-1301765.
Financial support was provided through the Delaware INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences – NIGMS at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the State of Delaware DEDO program under grant number P20 GM103446.
Financial support was provided by the National Science Foundation S-STEM DUE grant through Wesley College’s Cannon Scholar program under award number 1355554 and the State of Delaware DEDO program.