Stephanie Baklarz of Grawn, Mich., has been named the Northern Michigan University Chemistry Department 2020-21 outstanding graduating senior.
Earning a 4.0 grade-point average, Baklarz is graduating in May with a medicinal plant chemistry degree. She transferred to NMU to enroll in the program in the fall of 2019. She was chosen to be a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, which is a program designed to prepare students for doctoral studies through involvement in research.
Baklarz conducted research under the direction of Professor Alex Wilson, and presented her work at the 3-Minute Thesis competition in 2021. She was the McNair first-place winner in the competition. Her research is on the effect of methyl jasmonate hormone applications on the terpene content of cannabis flowers.
NMU's spring virtual commencement will be held at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, May 1. Bryan Terrell Clark, a Broadway performer who played George Washington in Hamilton, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more and access a link to watch it live at www.nmu.edu/commencement.