Associate Professor of Chemistry; Director of Natural Sciences Fellows
Why Be a Natural Sciences Fellow?
The Natural Sciences Fellows program at High Point University is a four-year specialized program within the Wanek School of Natural Sciences for students who show exceptional promise in pursuing academic degrees in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, or physics. Membership is highly selective and limited to the top 50 incoming natural sciences students in each academic year. It includes professional travel, undergraduate research, informal discussions with world-renowned scientists, coaching, a $3,000 Scholarship renewable annually based upon academic performance and adherence to program guidelines, and much more. At High Point University, you will receive an extraordinary education—that’s our promise. We’ve been named the Best College in the Southern Region for ten years in a row, and this honor doesn’t come without its merits. Why choose High Point University? The answer is here, in the natural sciences.
Looking for a Fellowship?
Fellows build a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. What are students and faculty saying about the Natural Sciences Fellows?
Ask a Fellow
At HPU you’ll get an extraordinary education. Contact a Natural Sciences Fellow to get the inside scoop with answers to your questions.
Explore the Majors
Why major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience or physics at HPU? Your answer is here, in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences!
Natural Sciences Fellows Directors
Associate Professor of Astrophysics; Director of the Culp Planetarium; Co-Director Natural Sciences Fellows
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of Natural Sciences Fellows
Associate Professor of Biology and Co-Director Natural Sciences Fellows
Calendar of Activities
Natural Sciences Fellows are active and tuned into the many possibilities for professional growth. See our activities.
Through active participation, Fellows build a foundation of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors.
Faculty often invite Fellows to work with them on their own cutting-edge research. Check out the possibilities.
Building a Growth Mindset
Spending time with peers and faculty, interaction with visiting scientists, travel, goal setting, and more.
Leadership Through Service
Work with HPU’s Mobile Sciences Lab, as a peer mentor, team planning of STEM-related projects, travel, and more.
Scientific Creativity & Innovation
A year-long undergraduate research project, professional conference travel, present research findings, and more.
Ready to Join Us?
Step 1: What to Expect
Membership includes a $3,000 scholarship renewable annually based upon academic performance and more.
Step 2: HPU Application
To be considered for membership, first submit the High Point University undergraduate admissions application.
Step 3: Application Questions
Admission to the Natural Sciences Fellows includes the evaluation of your answers to three short essay questions. Here they are.