The list that is now posted is the official listing of 2014 Barry Goldwater Scholars.

2014 Goldwater Scholars

(Listed by State of Legal Residence)

Alabama

Rebekah Christianna Brooks
Institution: Samford University
Major(s): Chemistry, Biochemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in a field that applies computational and chemical approaches to medical problems. Conduct research and teach at the graduate level.

Bliss JeUn Chang
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in structural biochemistry of key proteins within complex diseases and teach at the university level.

Catherine Nicole Zivanov
Institution: University of South Alabama
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Conduct research at the interface of chemistry and medicine and teach at the post-graduate level.

Arizona

Jakob Hansen
Institution: Arizona State University
Major(s): Mathematics, Economics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied mathematics; research and teaching in the fields of numerical methods and optimization.

Brett William Larsen
Institution: Arizona State University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in mathematical modeling for defense applications and teach at a major university.

Ryan Yue Muller
Institution: Arizona State University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Synthetic Biology. Conduct research in biotechnology and teach at the university level.

Hannah Katherine Wayment-Steele
Institution: Pomona College
Major(s): Chemistry, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science or Biophysics. Conduct research in computational materials science and teach at the university level.

Arkansas

Hailey Marie Dunsworth
Institution: University of Arkansas-Main Campus
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in the alternative energy sector using both membrane and revolutionary wafer technology.

California

Luke Bouma
Institution: University of Southern California
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research in physical electronics and optoelectronics for applications in energy conversion and storage.

Timothy Chai
Institution: University of California-Los Angeles
Major(s): Immunology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Become a professor and principal investigator at a university.

Hongyu Chen
Institution: Dartmouth College
Major(s): Computer Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Computer Science. Conduct interdisciplinary computational research involving biological and biomedical issues.

Emily Christine Darby
Institution: Pomona College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in renewable energy and teach at the university level.

Dillon Dong
Institution: Pomona College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astronomy and teach at the university level.

Colin Michael Gavin
Institution: Lewis and Clark College
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in geometric analysis and teach at the university level.

Elizabeth Kim
Institution: University of California-San Diego
Major(s): Biology, Classical Studies
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Direct patient contact in a hospital setting and clinical research in biomedical science.

Holden Wan Hong Lai
Institution: Oberlin College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Perform research in Physical Organic Chemistry and Enzymology and teach introductory organic and bioorganic chemistry at the university level.

Andrew Fergus Magee
Institution: University of California-Davis
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology. Conduct research in Evolution and teach at the university level.

Vayu Maini Rekdal
Institution: Carleton College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry. At university level, conduct biochemistry research motivated by problems in public health and nutrition.

Shengkai Alwin Mao
Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Major(s): Astrophysics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Michael Martini
Institution: Middlebury College
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology. Lead a research team in developing novel therapeutics and test any promising drug candidates in clinical trials.

Anton R. Molina
Institution: Occidental College
Major(s): Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Materials Science & Engineering. Conduct research in nanostructured materials and teach at the university level.

Aran Nayebi
Institution: Stanford University
Major(s): Mathematics, Symbolic Systems
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in complexity theory/quantum computing and teach theoretical computer science at the university level.

Charlotte Reininger
Institution: Brigham Young University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Conduct research supporting future industrial needs and teach at the university level.

Connor William Richards
Institution: University of California-Riverside
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in High Energy Physics. Conduct research in experimental high energy physics and teach at the university level.

Nicole Schauser
Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research in materials for renewable energy technologies.

Joshua Young Yang
Institution: University of California-San Diego
Major(s): Bioengineering, Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct both basic and translational research in rheumatology and teach at the university level.

Samuel Weijia Zeng
Institution: Columbia University in the City of NY
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct biomedical research at a prestigious university on currently irremediable diseases and develop novel therapies to them.

Colorado

Joseph Anthony Balsamo
Institution: James Madison University
Major(s): Biotechnology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Pediatric Cardiology. Study the cardiovascular system at the molecular level and actively apply research in the medical field.

Brennan Coffey
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Materials Engineering. Teach at the university level and research material interfaces related to pharmaceutical technology and bioengineering.

Ryan Dewey
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Major(s): Astrophysics, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Heliophysics. Lead and conduct research in space physics and solar weather, and teach at the university level.

Kara Danielle Fong
Institution: Stanford University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in catalysis for sustainable energy production and teach at the university level.

Cedar Lee Mitchell
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Major(s): Microbiology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Epidemiology with an emphasis in international health. Conduct research to understand human pathogen epidemics on a global scale.

Shola Wylie
Institution: Mount Holyoke College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. In Physics. Conduct research in physics and teach at the university level.

Connecticut

Benjamin Augenbraun
Institution: Williams College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in quantum optics and teach courses at the university level.

Nicholas Alan Bernier
Institution: Fairfield University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in inorganic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Keith Gagnon
Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Tissue Engineering. Conduct research in cardiac muscle regeneration while working as a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Peter Joseph Larson Jr.
Institution: University of Connecticut
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Virology or Pathobiology. Develop viral vector, gene therapy, anti-bacterial, and/or anti-viral therapies for clinical use.

Patrick Lenehan
Institution: University of Connecticut
Major(s): Molecular/Cellular Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences. Conduct research in cancer therapy and facilitate clinical application.

Sophie Eve Miller
Institution: Stanford University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research on electronic materials and teach at the university level.

Christine Leah Spartz
Institution: Kansas State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology. Conduct research and development in food chemistry within the food science industry.

Delaware

Adam Ramsaran
Institution: University of Delaware
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in teratology and learning and memory while teaching at the university level.

Florida

Kirsten Alyssa Brown
Institution: Mercer University-Main Campus
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry. Conduct research in biochemical science and teach at the university level.

Michael Samir Calzadilla
Institution: University of South Florida
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in observational high-energy astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Kaitlin Rose Deutsch
Institution: University of South Florida
Major(s): Environmental Biology, Environmental Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Conservation Biology. Conduct biological research through federal or state conservation agencies or a university level institution.

Francisco Encalada
Institution: Broward College
Major(s): Astronomy, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astronomy. Conduct research in planet formation and teach at a university.

Fiona Lynn Kearns
Institution: University of South Florida
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in theoretical, computational biochemistry for drug discovery or energy conservation; teach at university level.

Thomas Forrest Kieffer
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Conduct research in mathemtical physics and teach at a university level.

Paul George Ponmattam
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Mathematics. Conduct research in metric and algebraic geometry as well as teach at the university level.

Daniel Richter
Institution: University of Miami
Major(s): Applied Physics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research in supercomputing and aeronautics at Ames Research Center.

Swati Sureka
Institution: Cornell University
Major(s): Biology, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in biomolecular engineering and teach at the university level.

Georgia

Erin Brown
Institution: Allegheny College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research into the physics of complex biological systems and teach at the university level.

Ophelia Johnson
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in drug delivery systems in an industrial research setting.

Tuan Nguyen
Institution: University of Georgia
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics
Career Goals: M.D. in Oncology. PhD in computational biology/biochemistry. Conduct research in network-based translational genomics and teach at university level.

Sarah Elizabeth Waye
Institution: Georgetown University
Major(s): Neurobiology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Conduct neuronal stem cell research and teach at the university level.

Amy Katherine Webster
Institution: University of Georgia
Major(s): Genetics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in genetics and teach at the university level.

Hawaii

Nicholas Keone Lee
Institution: Harvard University
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience. Conduct research on quantitative neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Idaho

McLain E. Leonard
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct research in Materials Science and work to design and optimize sustainable energy systems.

Sarah Rehn
Institution: Boise State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and post-doctoral studies. Conduct medical research in a national lab or with a pharmaceutical company.

Dannen Dale Wright
Institution: College of Idaho
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct clinical research in the field of allergies and asthma.

Illinois

Jennifer L. Fulton
Institution: Grinnell College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct synthetic organic chemistry research and teach at the university level.

William Robin Lindemann
Institution: Iowa State University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Obtain a faculty position to conduct research and teach in the field of advanced ceramics.

Margaret McCarter
Institution: Illinois Wesleyan University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in condensed matter physics or materials science.

Sean McLaughlin
Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Astrophysics. Conduct research in astronomy and teach at the university level.

Samantha Leann Norris
Institution: Illinois State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Particle Physics. Conduct research in theoretical particle physics and be a professor at the university level.

Dan Partynski
Institution: University of San Diego
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in natural language processing and teach at the university level.

Samantha Nicole Petti
Institution: Williams College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics or Operations Research. Conduct research and teach at the university level.

Charles Lincoln Tschirhart
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Major(s): Applied Physics, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. Conduct research in condensed matter physics and teach at the university level.

Sheryl Wang
Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical or Materials Engineering and M.D. in Orthopedics. Apply biomedical engineering to researching musculoskeletal disease treatments.

Indiana

Radhika Agarwal
Institution: Indiana University at Bloomington
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. Conduct research in bacterial antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation and teach medical students.

Devin M. Bready
Institution: Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry
Career Goals: I aim to seek admission to a combined M.D./Ph.D. program so to pursue a career as a physician scientist, at the interface of science and medicine.

Emily Colleen Erickson
Institution: Purdue University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: M.D. in Oncology and Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Conduct translational research to study breast cancer and develop more effective methods of treatment.

Christian Rochford Hayes
Institution: Indiana University at Bloomington
Major(s): Astronomy, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astronomy. Conduct research in galactic astronomy and teach at a university.

Nicholas Roman Pogranichniy
Institution: Purdue University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph. D. in Chemistry. Conduct cutting-edge research in chemistry.

Micah Allen Rapp
Institution: Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Fort Wayne
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Structural Biology. Conduct research in tertiary protein and nucleic acid structure and teach at the university level

Luke Schmid
Institution: Ball State University
Major(s): Cell and Molecular Biology, Pre-Medicine
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on biomedical technology for underdeveloped countries around the world.

Emma Winkler
Institution: Indiana University at Bloomington
Major(s): Biochemistry, Microbiology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Cellular Biochemistry. Conduct research on human disease and apply these discoveries in drug discovery and treatment development.

David Zoltowski
Institution: Michigan State University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research combining electrical engineering and neuroscience to advance our knowledge of the brain and autism.

Iowa

Patrick Thomas Bruck
Institution: Creighton University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Conduct research on infectious diseases and treatment development.

Jacob William Harry
Institution: Iowa State University
Major(s): Aerospace Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. Working in a national lab conducting research in the field of advanced spacecraft propulsion.

Thomas Ray Knief
Institution: Iowa State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. Conduct research in materials science at a university or national laboratory.

Robert Sterner
Institution: Drake University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Cell Biology. Conduct research in cell biology and teach at the university level.

Kansas

Max Goering
Institution: Kansas State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: As a professor at a major research university, I hope to teach and perform research in the field of mathematical analysis.

Ryan Alexander Limbocker
Institution: University of Kansas
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Research the fundamental origins of neurodegeneration.

Ilan Rosen
Institution: University of California-Santa Barbara
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Study the behavior of exotic condensed matter systems.

Kentucky

John Andrew Cliburn
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Major(s): Mathematics, ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in dynamical systems and teach at the university level.

Matthew Fahrbach
Institution: University of Kentucky
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in mathematical algorithms and teach at the university level.

Tyler Matthew Heist
Institution: University of Richmond
Major(s): Biology, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Conduct research in genomics\bioinformatics and teach at the university level.

Nitin Anantha Krishna
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematical biology and teach at the university level.

Megan Laffoon
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Conservation Ecology. Conduct research in environmental restoration.

Samuel Reeves Saarinen
Institution: University of Kentucky
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Research in applied mathematics, and to teach at the university level.

Louisiana

Matthew James Leming
Institution: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Major(s): Computer Science, Russian
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience. Conduct research in medical imaging and teach at the university level.

Brandon Richard Oubre
Institution: Louisiana State Univ and A and M College
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in robotics for academic or government organizations.

Paxton Mark Turner
Institution: Louisiana State Univ and A and M College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics. Conduct research in number theory and combinatorics and teach at the university level.

Maine

Gwendolyn Beacham
Institution: University of Maine
Major(s): Cell and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrobiology and/or Molecular Biology. Conduct research, teach at the university level, and contribute to science policy making.

Theodore Bowe
Institution: Northeastern University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Infection and Immunity. Conduct research on mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance of immune related factors.

Sara Elizabeth George
Institution: Colby College
Major(s): Geology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry. Conduct research in biogeochemistry and teach at the university level.

Maryland

Trevor William Butcher
Institution: West Virginia University
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research on transition-metal-catalyzed organic reactions and teach at the university level.

Jesse Benjamin Freeman
Institution: Williams College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: I wish to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics in order to research and teach topology at the university level.

Geoffrey Ji
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: I plan on earning a Ph.D. in Physics. Afterwards, I will conduct research in atomic and molecular optics (AMO) and teach at the university level.

Michael Dan Mandler
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Chemistry, Biological Science
Career Goals: I aim to obtain a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and pursue an academic career. I wish to synthesize bioactive molecules and teach college chemistry.

Jorge Aurelio Menendez
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Cognitive Science, Music
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Cognitive Science. Conduct research in computational cognitive science and teach at the university level.

Michael Sanchez Moubarek
Institution: University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology. Conduct research in the field of cancer or biomedical science and teach at the university level

Akua Nimarko
Institution: University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Major(s): Biological Science, Psychology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research on anxiety and stress-related psychiatric disorders and teach at the university level.

Elena Kim Perry
Institution: Yale University
Major(s): Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Conduct research at the interface of chemistry and biology, and teach at the university level.

Rafael Goissis Setra
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in signal processing and teach at the university level.

Massachusetts

Joshua Christian Cofsky
Institution: Yale University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in biochemistry in order to elucidate evolutionary histories of molecular processes. Teach at a university.

Andrew Griswold
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct small-molecule drug design research at a medical institution.

Jeffrey Cole Holzgrafe
Institution: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research in nanomaterial manufacturing and teach at the university level.

Adam Sean Jermyn
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Conduct research in emergent phenomena and teach at the university level.

Carl Lian
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in algebraic combinatorics, algebraic geometry and their connections, and teach at the university level.

Ian Daniel Medeiros
Institution: College of the Atlantic
Major(s): Human Ecology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Lichen Chemistry and Ecology. Teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students while conducting ecological and floristics research.

Summer Ashlee Morrill
Institution: Tufts University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in medical genetics and receive laboratory certification in clinical molecular genetics.

Mohamad Ali Toufic Najia
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in genome engineering and teach at the university level.

Juliette Marie Rando
Institution: Haverford College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neurogenetics. Conduct research in molecular biology and teach at the university level.

Lindsay Anne Schulman
Institution: MassBay Community College
Major(s): Forensic DNA Science
Career Goals: I plan to obtain a doctorate in molecular genetics, conduct research at an academic institution, and mentor undergraduates into pursuing STEM careers.

Geoffrey Degener Smith
Institution: Yale University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in algebraic geometry and teach at the university level.

Alyson Warr
Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Major(s): Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbiology. Conduct research to develop novel drug therapies at the university level and teach.

Michigan

Tibin John
Institution: Kalamazoo College
Major(s): Biology, Mathematics
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Systems Biology. Conduct research in mathematical models of disease processes and their treatment, and teach at the university level.

Sean Patrick McDowell
Institution: Purdue University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in prosthetic design and teach at the university level.

Stephanie Elise Sanders
Institution: Albion College
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in nanoscience and teach at the college level.

Noam Isaac Saper
Institution: Brandeis University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct research in organometallic catalysis and teach in an academic setting.

Alissa Williams
Institution: Wofford College
Major(s): Biology, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology. Conduct research in a related field.

Allen Yuan
Institution: Harvard University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in various fields of mathematics including Algebraic Topology and teach at the university level.

Minnesota

Maxwell Thomas Dylla
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Major(s): Materials Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct research in nanomaterial science at a government laboratory.

Cecilia Gentle
Institution: University of Saint Thomas
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry. Conduct research in the field of materials for renewable energy and teach at university.

Jennifer Marie Hartjes
Institution: Creighton University
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry. Conduct research in molecular nutrition and teach at the university level.

Evangeline Holley
Institution: Minnesota State University Moorhead
Major(s): Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Behavioral Ecology. Conduct research in behavioral ecology and teach at the university level.

Liam Hovey
Institution: University of Iowa
Major(s): Physics, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Conduct research in macromolecular thermodynamics and structure, with emphasis in pharmacological applications.

Ellen Claire Norby
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research on the chemistry of complex cell features and teach at the university level.

Eric Michael Schwen
Institution: Washington and Lee University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in applied physics and teach at the university level.

John Suddard-Bangsund
Institution: Michigan State University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering, Humanities
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research on solar energy materials and teach at the university level.

Mississippi

Daniel Mossing
Institution: Princeton University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology or Biophysics. Conduct research in quantitative biology and teach at the university level.

Missouri

Jacob Samuel Calvert
Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Biology. Conduct research in computational and systems biology and teach at the university level.

Eric Jonathan Hsu
Institution: Washington University-St. Louis
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct basic research on the heart and clinical studies on patients with arrhythmic disorders.

Rachel Liana Philiph
Institution: Iowa State University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct research focused on biological applications of polymers in a collaborative environment.

Joseph Laird Richey
Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics. Conduct research in Number Theory and Graph Theory and teach at the university level.

Mitchell Adam Trafford
Institution: University of Tulsa
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Establish a research lab at a university to conduct research in material science and mentor aspiring scientists.

Montana

Jasmine Therese Brewer
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Conduct research in theoretical high energy or plasma physics in a university or national laboratory setting.

Katherine Elizabeth Kent
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering
Career Goals: M.D/Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on biomedical applications in a clinical setting.

Elizabeth Ann Taddei Mullins
Institution: Montana State University-Billings
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in translational biomedical science and possibly teach at an medical institute or medical school.

Connor Martel Murnion
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Cell Biology, Psychology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience. Conduct research in creativity and education and teach at the university level.

Nebraska

Emma Ruth Hoppe
Institution: Creighton University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct research in autoimmunity and cancer therapies and teach at the university level.

Aaron Priluck
Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Couple chemical engineering with biochemistry to research pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics at a university.

Nevada

Stephen Dale Erickson
Institution: Brigham Young University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in quantum information and teach at the university level.

New Hampshire

Macy Howarth
Institution: Hobart William Smith Colleges
Major(s): Geoscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences with a focus in Mesoscale Meteorology. Teach at a university and conduct research focused on the mesoscale.

Timothy James Marquis
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Major(s): Biomedical Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Oncology. I aspire to teach medical interns and conduct research through applied clinical studies at a cancer institution.

Avery Normandin
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Major(s): Biomedical Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Science. Conduct research in vaccine design to enhance immunity against infectious viral agents.

Herbie Lamar Smith
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Conduct research in theoretical high energy particle physics and quantum gravity, and teach at the university level.

New Jersey

Gregory W. Allan
Institution: Northeastern University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Development of space-based instruments for observational cosmology and other basic science.

Kayla G. Applebaum
Institution: Yeshiva University
Major(s): Cell and Molecular Biology, Art History
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & M.D. Oncology. Conduct cancer research & be involved in patient management in clinical oncology in a university setting.

Lauren Blachorsky
Institution: CUNY Queens College
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D in Neuroscience. Conduct research on neurological disorders and teach in a university.

Andrew Goldfarb
Institution: The College of New Jersey
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Clinical Genetics. Conduct research in genetic engineering and treat patients suffering from genetic disorders.

Mary Jean Higgins
Institution: Lafayette College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Human Genetics. Conduct biomedical genetic research, teach medical genetics at a university, work to raise scientific literacy of U.S.

Dylan Hutchison
Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology
Major(s): Computer Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Research in complex systems at a national laboratory and teach at the university level.

Benjamin Micah Lefler
Institution: University of Delaware
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct research in solar energy conversion and teach at the university level.

Kaiser Loell
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in bioengineering/biomedical science and eventually lead a multidisciplinary research team.

Ryan Barlow Patterson
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Neuroscience, Molecular/Cellular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in plasticity/neurogenesis and neurodegenerative disorders to help develop treatments for Alzheimer's.

Alina Rashid
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Major(s): Genetics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in neurobiology and teach at the university level.

Asher Daniel Wasserman
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Major(s): Astrophysics, Mathematics
Career Goals: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, followed by a career in research and teaching at a university.

Lisa Yamada
Institution: Trinity College
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Signal Processing. Conduct research in Human Machine Interface (HMI) and teach at the university level.

New Mexico

Skylar Deckoff-Jones
Institution: Tulane University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: After obtaining a Ph.D. in Physics, I plan to conduct complex material research in a government research laboratory.

Devin Stranford
Institution: University of Tulsa
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct medical research in industry.

Melissa Wirtz
Institution: Colorado State University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: I would like to work in a place like a national lab where I can contribute to research projects that focus on renewable energy or defense.

New York

Nicholas Ryan Ader
Institution: Villanova University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. I would like to investigate the mechanisms of pathway regulation in the cell and teach at a university level.

Syndi M. Barish
Institution: The College of New Jersey
Major(s): Biology, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in genetic disorders at either a university or a national laboratory.

Kathleen Rose Bashant
Institution: University of Vermont
Major(s): Microbiology, Molecular Genetics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct research on immune responses to infectious diseases, particularly Lyme disease.

Sean Rhett-Burke Bearden
Institution: University at Buffalo
Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in theoretical condensed matter physics and teach at a university level.

Daniel Charytonowicz
Institution: University of Delaware
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomedical industry to expand the clinical capabilities of medical diagnostics technology.

Stephen Edward DiIorio
Institution: Union College
Major(s): Physics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Conduct quantum information research at a university or at an industrial or government laboratory.

Matthew Evans
Institution: Boston College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Developmental Neuroscience/Neuroplasticity. Conduct research in neuronal connectivity manipulation and therapeutic application.

Brian Carpenter Goodell
Institution: University of Alabama
Major(s): Physics, Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Optical Sciences. Conduct research in photonics and teach at the university level.

Sarah Kochanek
Institution: Duquesne University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry specializing in theory and computation, postdoctoral fellowship in medicinal chemistry, enter the pharmaceutical industry

Nicola Gabriele Kriefall
Institution: CUNY Hunter College
Major(s): Neurobiology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Marine Biology. Conduct neurobiological research for the benefit of marine wildlife and teach at the university level.

Abigail Nicole Leistra
Institution: Calvin College
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering. Work to develop research and drug design and/or delivery methodologies in the pharmaceutical field.

Kevin Liang
Institution: Middlebury College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Dusty Plasma Physics. Conduct research in astrophysics and space physics and teach at the university level.

Ryan Daniel McGillicuddy
Institution: University of Chicago
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: PhD in Chemistry. Conduct research in Physical Chemistry, focusing on solar light harvesting, and teach at the university level.

Nigel Stephen Michki
Institution: University at Buffalo
Major(s): Computational Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Conduct research on neural networks and teach at the university level.

Andrew Scott Rosen
Institution: Tufts University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in transport phenomena and thermodynamics while teaching at the university level.

Alexander John Triassi
Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major(s): Biotechnology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbial Biochemistry. Influence future generations of scientists through both research and mentorship.

Benjamin Mark Van Doren
Institution: Cornell University
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Conduct research in ornithology using computational techniques and teach at the university level.

Ann Miao Wang
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in High Energy Physics. Conduct research in experimental particle physics and teach physics at the university level.

Ruisheng Wang
Institution: Clarkson University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct translational research with emphasis on developing devices for clinical applications.

North Carolina

Eric John Alexy
Institution: North Carolina State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in green synthetic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Brittany Anne Avin
Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Genetics, Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Conduct research in cancer genetics at a research institute.

Mithi Alexa de los Reyes
Institution: North Carolina State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics. Conduct physics research at a national or international research institution.

Corbin Daniel Ester
Institution: Appalachian State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Oncology and Cancer Biology. Conduct translational research in a clinical, academic setting, and also teach at the university level.

Alexandre Gauthier
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct experimental research in condensed matter physics and teach at the university level.

Ivan Andreevich Kuznetsov
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, focusing in Biomechatronics.Conduct translational research in biomed. Sciences and teach at the university level.

David G. Mackanic
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Develop energy storage solutions and advise college students.

James David Turner
Institution: North Carolina State University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in mechanical engineering at a university and/or national lab and teach at the university level.

Kristen Wiedenheft
Institution: North Carolina A and T State University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. Conduct research in fluid physics and fluid modeling at a national laboratory or research institution.

North Dakota

Loren James Anderson
Institution: North Dakota State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph. D. in Discrete Mathematics. Conduct research in discrete mathematics, teach at the university level, and engage students in research.

Ohio

Douglas Cale Crowder
Institution: University of Akron
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in neuroengineering and teach at the university level.

Katrin Ellen Daehn
Institution: Ohio State University
Major(s): Materials Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Teach and conduct research at a university level designing and assessing technology for sustainable products and processes

Tyler Friesen
Institution: Ohio State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in computational complexity theory and teach at a university level.

Joseph Gauthier Jr.
Institution: Ohio State University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research on the rheology of complex fluids and teach at the university level.

Jarod Gregory
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Earn a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Conduct research in water quality field at a public agency or in academia.

Daniel Griffin
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Major(s): Computer Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Develop novel Bio-electronic device prototypes for the purposes of health and performance monitoring.

Gregory Phillip Howard
Institution: University of Akron
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in drug delivery systems at either a university or research institute.

Haefa Mansour
Institution: Purdue University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering or Biomolecular Engineering. Lead a research group in the field of protein engineering at a research university.

Megan Elizabeth Michel
Institution: Oberlin College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph. D. in Disease Ecology or Paleopathology. Conduct research in disease ecology or paleopathology and teach at the university level.

Abraham Moller
Institution: Miami University-Oxford
Major(s): Microbiology, Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Microbiology. Conduct research on the human microbiome and teach at the medical school level.

Colleen E. O'Brien
Institution: Eckerd College
Major(s): Marine Science, ACS Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography. Conduct research in marine biogeochemistry and pollution and teach at the university level.

Edward Pang
Institution: Northwestern University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research in energy-efficient materials and teach at the university level.

Eugene Rabinovich
Institution: Duke University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Conduct research in string theory and/or cosmology and teach at the university level.

Carolyn Raithel
Institution: Carleton College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research at a national observatory.

Joseph Richard Harrison Smith
Institution: College of Wooster
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in either Mathematics or Physics. Conduct research in mathematical or simulation based physics while possibly teaching at the university level.

Oklahoma

Laura Lucia Figueroa
Institution: University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Conduct research in ecological sciences and teach at the university level.

Yuan Rui
Institution: University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical or Materials Engineering. Conduct research in materials engineering and teach at the university level.

Oregon

River Gilmore Black
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Major(s): Biomedical Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Pharmacogenomics. Participate in clinical research to improve both patient care and the genetic literacy.

Sarah Lowenstein
Institution: Lewis and Clark College
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Neuroscience. Conduct research in neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Keira Roberts
Institution: Lewis and Clark College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct research on inorganic nanomaterials and teach at the university level.

Loveprit Singh
Institution: University of Oregon
Major(s): Chemistry, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Earn a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Conduct research designing synthetic molecules and studying their possible applications.

Andrew Luke Valesano
Institution: Hope College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Conduct research in infectious diseases and human-microbe interactions.

Pennsylvania

Taylor Mallory Barrett
Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry. Conduct research in biomedical imaging or drug targeting and teach at the university level.

Alex Benjamin
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Apply computational and experimental techniques to investigate flow-based energy storage systems.

James Biemiller
Institution: Washington and Lee University
Major(s): Geology, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Geophysics. Conduct research on planetary geophysics or global seismology and teach at the university level.

Emily June Crabb
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Physics, Computer Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct theoretical physics research utilizing computer simulations and perform international collaborative research.

Jeremy K. Gaison
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in experimental particle physics and teach at the university level.

Sarah Katherine Hammer
Institution: Dartmouth College
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in alternative energy and teach at the university level.

Ryan Henrici
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and Gene Regulation. Conduct translational research in tumorigenesis and design novel therapeutics.

Benjamin Robert Jagger
Institution: Duquesne University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Obtain a Ph.D. in Chemistry; with a focus in Computational Chemistry. Conduct computational research and teach at the university level.

Elisabeth MacColl
Institution: Hamilton College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Research molecular mechanisms of biomedicine and teach at the college level.

Aaron Lee Match
Institution: Cornell University
Major(s): Atmospheric Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science. Conduct research in atmospheric dynamics and climate modeling, and teach at the university level.

Ryan William Matzke
Institution: Gettysburg College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in various field of mathematics and teach at the college/university level.

Alexander McMenamin
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Major(s): Immunology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Entomology or related to Population Dynamics. Conduct research on disease pathogenicity and teach at the university level.

Claire Nicole Saunders
Institution: Duquesne University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Material Physics. Conduct research in computational material physics at government or privately owned laboratories.

Rachel Louise Snyder
Institution: Ithaca College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. In Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in organic chemistry at the university level.

Sara Stoudt
Institution: Smith College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Statistics. Conduct research in statistics in industry or a government lab.

Luke Strauskulage
Institution: Syracuse University
Major(s): Biotechnology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Coordinating bio-molecular research and teaching at the university level.

Olivia Harper Wilkins
Institution: Dickinson College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in astrochemistry and teach at the university level.

Rhode Island

Michael Alan Cantara
Institution: University of Connecticut
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in physics and teach at the university level.

Marianne Sleiman
Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct leading research in biomaterials and biomedical field as well as teach at a university level.

South Carolina

Nathan Joseph Adamson
Institution: College of Charleston
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in medicinal chemistry and teach at the university level.

Connor Patrick Bain
Institution: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research on the frontier of mobile computing and teach at the university level.

Eric J. Bringley
Institution: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Conduct research in analytical forensic chemistry and teach at the university level.

John Michael Farmer
Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research full-time at a national laboratory or as a teaching professor.

Graham Walker Gordon
Institution: Auburn University
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research, teach at the collegiate level, and write textbooks.

Tennessee

Morgan Brittney Elliott
Institution: Saint Louis University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Performing product design oriented research in tissue engineering or biomaterials.

Stefan Marco Eres
Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, specializing in supramolecular chemistry. Lead a materials science research team in academia or industry.

Jacob Haley
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in number theory and teach at the university level.

Emma Katherine Hollmann
Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Research electrical energy conversion and storage technologies and teach at the university level.

Carlos Theodore Huerta
Institution: Rhodes College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct translational research in the development of novel vaccination technologies and teach at the university level.

Mackenzie Leake
Institution: Scripps College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in artificial intelligence and teach at the university level.

Taylor Andrew Morris
Institution: Sewanee: The University of the South
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in exoplanet characterization and teach at the university level.

Christopher Peek
Institution: Davidson College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research, practice medicine, and teach in the field of Infectious Diseases with a focus on virology.

Mary Katherine Showers
Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct research in human perception and the somatosensory system while mentoring and teaching university students.

Texas

Ian Nicholas Boys
Institution: Baylor University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. I hope to conduct research in virology or immunology and teach at the university level.

Maria Angelica Burbano
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with focus on biomaterials. Conduct research in orthopedic implants and tissue grafts in the industrial setting.

Nicole Michelle Hartman
Institution: Southern Methodist University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Particle Physics. Conduct research in particle physics and teach at the university level.

Rebecca Lynn Holden
Institution: Baylor University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research into proteins and protein misfolding diseases at a research institution and teach at the graduate level.

Sivabalan Manivasagam
Institution: University of North Texas
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Develop novel theoretical approaches to describe molecular processes and teach at a major research university.

Nicholas Payne Mondrik
Institution: Texas A and M University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astronomy. Conduct research regarding the formation and behavior of extragalactic objects.

Khanh Phuong Nguyen
Institution: University of Houston
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Math. Conduct research in neuron mathematics and teach at university level.

Jessica Stevens
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Major(s): Microbiology, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbiology. Conduct environmental microbiology research, teach at the university level and create a science education based nonprofit.

Keeley Townley-Smith
Institution: Lamar University
Major(s): Physics, Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics/Applied Engineering. Conduct research in atomic/molecular physics at a national institution or in academia with a teaching position.

Lynda Ann Truong
Institution: University of Alabama
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Conduct research in chemical genetics and teach at the university level.

Annabel Lynn Wang
Institution: University of North Texas
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering, Materials Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct research in polymers leading to new environmentally benign (non-toxic and degradable) biomedical materials.

Utah

Alexandra Kent
Institution: University of Utah
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioanalytical Chemistry. Conduct research in macromolecular chemistry and teach at the university level.

Anne Marsden
Institution: University of Chicago
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Conduct research in physical chemistry and teach at the university level.

Chrono Strai Nu
Institution: Westminster College
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neural Engineering. Design and research brain-computer interfaces for the medical and computing fields, and teach at the university level.

Rachel Kim Nydegger
Institution: Utah State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Brian Zenger
Institution: University of Utah
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Image Processing. Conduct research in biomedical engineering image processing to enhance imaging techniques.

Vermont

Krysta Alanna Dummit
Institution: Princeton University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry or Computer Science. Conduct research in chemistry and advocate/advise politically for/about science research.

Christopher Michael Kenseth
Institution: University of Vermont
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D in Analytical or Organic Chemistry. Attain a tenured research professorship at a leading university or research institution.

Virginia

Nicolas Miguel Andrade
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Teach at a university and conduct research in optoelectronics to improve the efficiency of light emitters.

Russell Lee Ayscue III
Institution: Hampden-Sydney College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Perform research in materials science for the development of hazardous materials control and/or military technology.

Daniel Kang
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in computational biology and machine learning, and teach at the university level.

Benjamin K. Raliski
Institution: College of William and Mary
Major(s): Chemistry, Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct biomedical research at the university level or in a government facility.

Tushar Swamy
Institution: Northeastern University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Hardware Security. Continue research into Side Channel Analysis and appropriate counter measures.

Kevin Zhou
Institution: Yale University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct biomedical research and advance medical technology at a university or industrial setting.

Washington

Sydney Paige Bader
Institution: University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Virology. Conduct research in viral structure and teach at the university level.

Jessica Anne Badgeley
Institution: Colorado College
Major(s): Geology, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Glaciology. Conduct research in subglacial hydrology and teach at the university level.

Hyunsu Cho
Institution: Trinity College
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science, with an emphasis on scientific computing

Donna Elizabeth Leet
Institution: Amherst College
Major(s): Biology, French
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology or Oncology. Conduct clinical research in biomedical science.

Sarel Loewus
Institution: Oberlin College
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in biomedical structural biology and teach at the university level.

Jeremy Tran
Institution: University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Major(s): Chemistry, Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in chemistry and teach at the university level.

West Virginia

Virginia Anne Cunningham
Institution: West Virginia University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: I will earn a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. My goal is to conduct research in a National Lab on cosmology, general relativity, or other astrophysical topic

Andrew John Maloney
Institution: West Virginia University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on drug delivery systems and Alzheimer's treatment and prevention.

Wisconsin

Anna-Lisa Rasmusson Doebley
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Genetics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Regenerative Medicine. Conduct research on stem cell therapies at an academic research institution and teach college courses.

Rachel Helen Dvorak
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neurology and M.D. Conduct research in neurology to develop treatments and prevention methods for dementia-related diseases and disorders.

Joshua Thomas Eggold
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Major(s): Molecular/Cellular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics. Conduct research in cancer genetics and teach at the university level.

Geoffrey Lee McConohy
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Career in Industry R&D; Ideally in electrical energy storage devices involving the use of nanotechnology.

Sarah Catherine Millholland
Institution: University of Saint Thomas
Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in computational astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Andrew Jay Phillips
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Perform translational biomedical research in the basic sciences, and develop alternative uses for existing drugs.

Tayo A. Sanders II
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Major(s): Materials Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Pursue research in energy sciences with undergraduate and graduate students and instruct at the university level.

Rachel Soble
Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major(s): Genetics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Biology. Conduct research in microbiology and teach at the university level.

Tong Wang
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Conduct research in chemical therapeutics and teach at an academic hospital.