Max McCarthy (A20) is a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies who, during his time at Tufts, has developed into an outstanding scientist and a true scholar. His senior honors thesis is remarkable and timely, using museum specimen data and statistical models to evaluate how the distribution and phenology of solitary bees have changed through time, notably in relation to climate change. He has won numerous prizes for his research, including the best poster award from the Northeast Natural History and the prestigious Barry Goldwater Fellowship. He was an originator of an innovative outreach program building pollinator gardens on campus and has promoted interest and awareness of bird and insect populations on Tufts’s Medford Campus.
The Benjamin Graves Brown Scholarship honors seniors who have shown promise in scientific research.