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Russ College research assistant wins top national fellowship

Lauren H. Logan, a 2010 graduate of Ohio University and current research assistant, has received the top fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the nation's second-oldest honor society.

A native of Albany, Ohio, Logan was awarded the Centennial Fellowship, given to the society's most outstanding fellow of 219 applicants. She is a research assistant for the Bioinformatics Lab at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Logan, who will begin doctoral studies in ecological sciences and engineering at Purdue this fall, said the fellowship puts her one step closer to her ultimate goal.

"Becoming a professor is my dream and I hope to be at the forefront of discovery and innovation, making our world more green," she said. 

Using systems engineering and network theory, Logan will look to understand how resilient complex systems are due to all of the factors that go into any given system.

Logan, who holds bachelor's degrees in both electrical engineering and geological science from Ohio University, is also a supplemental instruction leader for chemistry at the university's Academic Advancement Center. After serving as president of Tau Beta Pi's student chapter for three years as an undergraduate, she is now chapter adviser.