Established in 1988 by the Department of Biology to encourage undergraduate students to engage in independent research projects and to provide them with experience writing research papers. Cook Incorporated of Bloomington, Indiana, now funds the award.
Biology Undergraduate Research Award
About the company
Cook Incorporated started in the 1960s when Bill and Gayle Cook started making wire guides, needles, and catheters in one of the bedrooms of their Bloomington apartment. The company has blossomed into one of the largest producers of medical devices in the world. From 1982-2000, the firm sponsored an undergraduate competition open to Department of Biology students. In 2001, Cook took over funding of the Biology Undergraduate Research Award. It also helps support the Indiana University Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program.