The School of Biological Sciences gathered on April 26th to celebrate its 2017 graduates. A number of the graduating seniors gathered along with School Chair Todd Streelman for a group photo outside the new EBB building (right). The School of Biological Sciences administered awards to several outstanding undergraduates. These annual awards - including the Williams-Walls Life Science, the Cherry L. Emerson Research, and the John H. Ridley award - recognize exceptional contributions to scholarship and independent research, with several of the awards given to students who plan to continue with graduate training in the life sciences. Many faculty and student attendees remarked on the impressive accomplishments of the graduates, but also expressed a hint of sorrow that the 2017 class will be leaving Georgia Tech. We look forward to hearing of additional achievements by the award winners in the years to come and wish the graduates the best of luck as they take their next steps, with many set to enter into graduate or medical schools in the coming fall.