Danny Brower Memorial Scholarship Winner 2021 - Erika Haws

Erika Haws in forest standing next to Appalachian Trail sign
UArizona Science

Like many College of Science students, Haws has been a student researcher during her time at the University of Arizona; she has been a part of Dr. Frans Tax’s lab since she arrived at UArizona. “I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Tax and been accepted into his lab, he is a huge advocate for student success. Being in his lab has given me hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply the knowledge that I am acquiring in my classes. It is much easier to understand the concepts learned in the lecture if you have opportunities to apply them. In addition to the educational benefits I also genuinely enjoy spending time in the lab, the research I do on Arabidopsis thaliana is fascinating.”