ASU Students Win USA Today Top Student Awards

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Two Arizona State University Students have been named among the top 40 students in the nation by USA Today. Eric Anderson and Charlene Bashore were picked by the newspaper for "exception intellectual achievement and leadership."

Bashore is a senior who digs DNA research and wants to get schoolkids enthused about chemistry. ASU's blurb on the honor contains praise of the highest order for the 22-year-old:

"Charlene Bashore is one of the most interesting and versatile young women ever to study at ASU," says Janet Burke, associate dean of Barrett, the Honors College, where she also is enrolled.

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Anderson, named to the newspaper's second team of 20 winners, is a veteran intern at TGen in Phoenix:

Anderson, who also has worked in research projects at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, will remain at ASU one more year to complete dual majors in Bioengineering and Medicinal Biochemistry. He plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in biomedical research.

Anderson said he plans to "continue my clinical and translational research involvement throughout my undergraduate career and explore the intimate and vital process of translating scientific discoveries into bedside applications that will directly affect patient care."

Good thing most of the smart ones study medicine.


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