2017 Goldwater Scholars by Institution State

(Listed by Institution State)

Alabama

University of Alabama

Alison Farrar
Institution: University of Alabama
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on materials in medicine as a professor at an academic research hospital.
Mentor(s): Dr. Claudia K.A. Mewes, Dr. Tim Mewes, Dr. David Halpern, Dr. Kenneth Nealson, Dr. John Wood, MD-PhD
Campus Representative: Gary Sloan

Melissa Mathews
Institution: University of Alabama
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct computational-based research aimed to optimize technologically advanced materials and chemical processes.
Mentor(s): Dr. Lin Li, Dr. Hung-Ta Wang, Dr. Heath Turner
Campus Representative: Gary Sloan

Melissa Uehling
Institution: University of Alabama
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular or Cellular Biology. Conduct research on neurological disorders and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Kim Caldwell, Dr. Guy Caldwell, Dr. Xiaohui Yan,
Campus Representative: Gary Sloan

Sean Devey
Institution: University of Alabama
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. Conduct research in incompressible fluid mechanics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Paul Hubner, Dr. Amy Lang
Campus Representative: Gary Sloan

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Benjamin Boros
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in neurobiology. Conduct translational research on underlying mechanisms and possible therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jeremy Herskowitz
Campus Representative: Joe March

Maggie Collier
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Develop innovative medical technologies that involve aspects of tissue interactions, electronics, and robotics.
Mentor(s): Ho-Wook Jun, Joel Berry, Jianyi Zhang, Alan Eberhardt, Joel Dobbs
Campus Representative: Joe March

Remy Meir
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience. Conduct research in behavioral neuroscience and teach at a university.
Mentor(s): Robert Sorge, Stacie Totsch
Campus Representative: Joe March

University of South Alabama

Benjamin Siu
Institution: University of South Alabama
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and conduct research in industrial and environmental application of ionic liquids.
Mentor(s): Kevin N. West, James H. Davis Jr.
Campus Representative: Michael Spector

Arizona

Northern Arizona University

Etude O’Neel-Judy
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D and postdoc in theoretical physics. Research novel approaches to theoretical development of quantum gravity through new models of quantum spacetime. Teach at university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Ethan Dolle, Dr. Timothy Titus
Campus Representative: Melissa Riggs

California

California Institute of Technology

Aadith Moorthy
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Materials Research
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct applied research in materials science and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Brent Fultz, Axel Scherer, Jaspreet Singh Dhau
Campus Representative: Barbara Green

Harvey Mudd College

Daniel Johnson
Institution: Harvey Mudd College
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Work in an industrial research laboratory, building models to solve complex problems.
Mentor(s): Dr. Robert Keller, Dr. David Harris
Campus Representative: Holly Hauck

Pamona College

Max Schwarzer
Institution: Pomona College
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in artificial intelligence, in industry or academia.
Mentor(s): Emily Strauss, Dr. Bruce Keyt, Dr. Ramesh Baliga, Dr. David Kauchak, Dr. Peter Mawhorter
Campus Representative: Malkiat Johal

Samuel Yih
Institution: Pomona College
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics, and conduct research in representation theory, as well as teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Stephan Garcia, Gizem Karaali
Campus Representative: Malkiat Johal

Stanford University

Arjun Balasingam
Institution: Stanford University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I will pursue a Ph.D. in EECS, lead a lab, fusing my mastery of HW/SW design and machine intelligence to solve societally important technical challenges, and train the next generation of students.
Mentor(s): Dr. Sachin Katti, Mr. Manu Bansal, Dr. Sethu Vijayakumar, Dr. Vladimir Ivan, Dr. Oussama Khatib, Mr. Xiyang Yeh, Mr. Gerald Brantner, Dr. Subhasish Mitra, Mr. Gage Hills, Dr. Ping Hsu
Campus Representative: Kristin Black

Derek Wang
Institution: Stanford University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Investigate nanomaterials for applications in renewable energy and biology and teach at a university as a professor.
Mentor(s): Jennifer Dionne, Alice Lay of Applied Physics, Yuan Yang, Jyotirmoy Mandal, Yunzhi Yang, Sungwoo Kim, Chi-chun Pan, Stephen F. Badylak, Brian Sicari, Jenna Dziki, Nicholas A. Melosh, Alex M. Xu
Campus Representative: Kristin Black

Michael Chen
Institution: Stanford University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: My goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and conduct research on the neural basis of motivation as a professor at a major research university.
Mentor(s): Karl Deisseroth Liqun Luo, William Allen, John Falconer, Hans Funke
Campus Representative: Kristin Black

Yelena Mandelshtam
Institution: Stanford University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: I hope to get a Ph.D in Mathematics in order to conduct research in pure mathematics or theoretical computer science and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Joe Gallian, Tom Church, Miriam Farber, Natalia Komarova
Campus Representative: Kristin Black

University of California: Irvine

Leandra Jackson
Institution: University of California: Irvine
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD/PhD in Biomedical Sciences. I will pursue a career in translational research and hope to work at the intersection of health and biology.
Mentor(s): Honyin Chui, David Fruman, Brendan Manning, Ilana Kelsey, Anton Bennett, PhD, Hojin Lee, PhD, Kisuk Min, PhD, Joseph Daniels, PhD, Suellen Hopfer
Campus Representative: Michelle Tsai

University of California: Riverside

Shannon Sweitzer
Institution: University of California: Riverside
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics. Conduct research in linear algebra and teach at the university level.
Campus Representative: Gladis Herrera-Berkowitz

University of California: Santa Barbara

Dolev Bluvstein
Institution: University of California: Santa Barbara
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics, studying experimental condensed matter. Conduct research at the forefront of atomic-resolution imaging and quantum information. Teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Amila Ariyaratne, Ania Jayich, Bryan Myers, Claire McLellan Ania Jayich,
Campus Representative: Nick Alward-Saxon

Shelby Shankel
Institution: University of California: Santa Barbara
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials. Conduct research at the interface of materials science and organic synthesis with a career in academia.
Mentor(s): Emre Discekici, Javier Read de Alaniz, Craig Hawker, John Tannaci
Campus Representative: Nick Alward-Saxon

University of California: Santa Cruz

Andrea Antoni
Institution: University of California: Santa Cruz
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Conduct research in theoretical astrophysics and teach at a research university.
Mentor(s): Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Morgan MacLeod, Jill P. Naiman
Campus Representative: Paul Koch

University of San Diego

Halie Sonnenschein
Institution: University of San Diego
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: PhD in biochemistry to investigate the role the immune system plays in diseases and how we can modify it to treat these diseases.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jessica Bell
Campus Representative: Lukasz Pruski

University of Southern California

Kevin Ye
Institution: University of Southern California
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph. D. in Materials Science. Conduct research on semiconductor materials for renewable energy and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Jayakanth Ravichandran, Shanyuan Niu, Tom Orvis, Ajay K. Prasad, Andrew Baker, Svilen Bobev
Campus Representative: Katie Calvert

Colorado

Colorado College

Sierra Melton
Institution: Colorado College
Field of Study: Geosciences
Career Goal: Ph.D in Earth Science. Conduct research on the effects of climate change on Arctic and alpine cryosphere and hydrology at a university or governmental agency.
Mentor(s): Robert Austin, Richard McLaughlin, Amber Hardison, Jim McClelland, Steve Nash, Larry Conyers, Melissa Bechhoefer
Campus Representative: Murphy Brasuel

University of Colorado Boulder

Jacob Rodriguez
Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph. D. in synthetic organic chemistry. Conduct research in carbohydrate chemistry and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Maciej Walczak, Feng Zhu, Ali Bayir
Campus Representative: Anne Dougherty

Connecticut

Connecticut College

Stephanie Jackvony
Institution: Connecticut College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Teach and conduct research in neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, at the university level, preferably at a small liberal arts college.
Mentor(s): Daniel Dickstein, Jared Saletin, Stanton Ching
Campus Representative: Marc Zimmer

University of Connecticut

Tyler Daddio
Institution: University of Connecticut
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Incorporate creative outreach projects with research in bioinformatics and machine learning while also teaching at the university level.
Mentor(s): Ion Măndoiu, Pramod Srivastava, Ovidiu Munteanu, Sahar Al Seesi
Campus Representative: Rowena Grainger

Yale University

Alexander Epstein
Institution: Yale University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I will obtain a Ph.D. in a biological science and embark on a university research career. I will search for a biological problem interesting enough to devote the rest of my life to studying it.
Mentor(s): Thomas D. Pollard, Sofia Espinoza, Raymond Schuch, Christina Law
Campus Representative: Rebekah Westphal

Andrew Saydjari
Institution: Yale University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I intend on obtaining a Ph.D. in chemistry and ultimately a faculty position at a major research university, so I may answer the questions of others while on a never-ending journey to answer my own.
Mentor(s): Nilay Hazari, Hans Jürgen Butt, Si Wu, Charles Schmuttenmaer, Nicholas V. Hud, Thomas M. Orlando, Facundo M. Fernandez, Blake Simpkins, Walter Dressick
Campus Representative: Rebekah Westphal

Colin Hemez
Institution: Yale University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I hope to blend synthetic biology with pathogen research to engineer solutions to current and future challenges in infectious disease.
Mentor(s): Farren Isaacs, Natalie Ma, Stephen Dellaporta, Jaymin Patel, Andrew Bradbury, Devin Close
Campus Representative: Rebekah Westphal

District of Columbia

Georgetown University

Ayan Mandal
Institution: Georgetown University
Field of Study: Medicine
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in medical neuroscience and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): John Medaglia, Peter Turkeltaub, Laura Skipper-Kallal, Mackenzie Fama
Campus Representative: Edward Meyertholen

Florida

Florida Southern College

Jake Griner
Institution: Florida Southern College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Oncology/Immunology. Conduct translational research and clinical trials in the field of cancer immunotherapy.
Mentor(s): Shameka Shelby, James Hodge,
Campus Representative: Erika Vause

New College of Florida

Caitlyn Ralph
Institution: New College of Florida
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience. Conduct research in computational and mathematical techniques for the diagnosis of neurological disorders and mentor students at the university level.
Mentor(s): Arvind Caprihan, Sergey Plis, Vanessa Moosavifazel, Jennifer Vogel
Campus Representative: Courtney Hughes

Constance Sartor
Institution: New College of Florida
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biological and Ecological Engineering or Ecology. Conduct research in the management of invasive species.
Mentor(s): Shachak Pe’eri, John Nyberg, Anthony Klemm, Erinn Muller, Justin Saarinen, Dr. Tiffany Doan
Campus Representative: Courtney Hughes

Rollins College

Alyssa DeLucia
Institution: Rollins College
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry with my current goal being to perform research in an industrial setting that incorporates the principles of green chemistry.
Mentor(s): Dr. Laurel Habgood, Dr. Jin Q. Cheng, Dr. Yajuan Li
Campus Representative: Jayashree Shivamoggi

University of Central Florida

Joey Velez-Ginorio
Institution: University of Central Florida
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: I’m in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Computer Science to study the computation underlying our mind – an experience that will prepare me for a life in academia to advance general artificial intelligence.
Mentor(s): Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Max Siegel, Rosie Aboody, Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Yinjie Huang, Guo-Jun Qi, Hao Hu
Campus Representative: Morgan Bauer

University of Florida

Mihael Cudic
Institution: University of Florida
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I would like to obtain a Ph.D. in computational neuro-engineering so that I can pursue research in artificial intelligence and later teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Jose Principe, Chris Gilligan, Timothy R Gottwald, Karina Martínez Mayorga
Campus Representative: Mark Law

Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Saurabh Kumar
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in deep reinforcement learning and conduct artificial intelligence research either at a university or in an industry research group.
Mentor(s): Charles Isbell, Samantha Krening, Huy Nguyen, Jay Mahadeokar, Christopher Rozell, Marissa Connor, Miles Wernick
Campus Representative: Kathryn Meehan

Georgia State University

Noa Erlitzki
Institution: Georgia State University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: My goal is to earn a PhD in biophysical chemistry. I would like to lead investigations on the physical chemistry of biomolecular interactions and on how those interactions can be modulated.
Mentor(s): Gregory M.K. Poon, PhD
Campus Representative: Chris Goode

Mercer University

Kyla Semmendinger
Institution: Mercer University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. I want to focus my research in forest conservation and water quality, specifically in developing nations.
Mentor(s): Dr. Douglas Gardner, Dr. Jessica Leahy, Dr. David Neivandt, Dr. Michael MacCarthy, Dr. Laura Lackey Dr.
Campus Representative: Adam Kiefer

Runyu Cai
Institution: Mercer University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in physics. Conduct research in nonlinear feedback control and physics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Makhin Thitsa
Campus Representative: Adam Kiefer

University of Georgia

Mallory Harris
Institution: University of Georgia
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Biology. Research and teaching at the intersection of Mathematics and Biology.
Mentor(s): Juan Gutierrez, John Drake, Suzanne O’Regan, Ling Wei, James Zhang
Campus Representative: David Williams

Morgan Gibbs
Institution: University of Georgia
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Conduct translational research in drug discovery and design at an academic or medical research institution.
Mentor(s): Dr. Arthur Roberts, Kaitlyn Ledwitch, Dr. Stephen White, Mi-Kyung Yun, Dr. Susan Williams
Campus Representative: David Williams

Illinois

Northwestern University

Lucia Brunel
Institution: Northwestern University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in polymer engineering specifically for drug delivery systems and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): John Torkelson, Davide Moscatelli, Charlie Little, Nicholas Peppas
Campus Representative: Latanya Williams

University of Chicago

Clare Singer
Institution: University of Chicago
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: I will be pursuing a Ph.D. in atmospheric science to prepare me for a career researching atmospheric climate dynamics. My scientific research will have implications for international climate policy.
Mentor(s): Elisabeth Moyer, Ph.D., Christopher Arnusch, Ph.D., Roy Bernstein, Ph.D., Heinrich Jaeger, Ph.D., Kieran Murphy, Daniel Blair, Ph.D., Pasha Tabatabai
Campus Representative: Nichole Fazio

Pradnya Narkhede
Institution: University of Chicago
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: PhD in Chemical Biology. Teach at the university level and conduct research on characterizing and manipulating biochemical systems.
Mentor(s): Dr. Chuan He, PhD, Dr. Thomas Murphy, PhD, Dr. Demet Arac, PhD, Dr. Dieter Gruenert, PhD (deceased), Dr. Marcus Muench, PhD
Campus Representative: Nichole Fazio

University of Illinois at Chicago

Juliana Theorell
Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: After attaining a Ph.D in Microbiology, I will research the gut or lung microbiome in determining the metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics in addition to teaching at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Tom G. Driver, Naijing Su, Dr. Viswanathan Natarajan, Patricia W. Finn, David Perkins, Benjamin Arthur Turturice
Campus Representative: Beth Powers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dennis Rich
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Engineering Physics. While teaching at university, investigate the nanoscale properties of quantum systems to invent electronics that overcome the limitations of macroscopic scales.
Mentor(s): Dr. Can Bayram, Dr. Neelesh Patankar, Dr. Paul Jones, Dr. Venkat Chandrasekhar, Tanuj Gupta
Campus Representative: David Schug

Indiana

Butler University

Caitlyn Foye
Institution: Butler University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D in Conservation Biology. Conduct research to repopulate threatened and endangered species of plants and animals while publicly promoting environmental conservation.
Mentor(s): Christy Edwards, Nat Hauck, Phillip Villani
Campus Representative: Dacia Charlesworth

DePauw University

Elizabeth Aguilar
Institution: DePauw University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics. I aim to conduct research and teach at the university level. I aspire to create a program to provide underrepresented students with access to mentorship and research opportunities.
Mentor(s): Marie Cohen, Dr. Michele Calos, Dr. Melissa Petreaca, Dr. Daniel Gurnon
Campus Representative: Gloria Townsend

Indiana University Bloomington

Baptiste Dejean
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: I’d like to obtain a Ph.D. in mathematics and do research in number theory, topology, or geometry.
Mentor(s): Dylan Thurston
Campus Representative: Jo Anne Tracy

LeeAnn Sager
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry. Conduct research in theoretical chemistry and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Mu-Hyun “Mookie” Baik, Daniel Ashley, Srinivasan Iyengar
Campus Representative: Jo Anne Tracy

Purdue University

Alan Min
Institution: Purdue University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: PhD in applied mathematics. I plan to apply math and computer science techniques to modeling how behavior of enzymes in epigenetic modifications can be manipulated to fight disease.
Mentor(s): Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Chongli Yuan, Uli Walther
Campus Representative: Veronica Schirm

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dylan Linville
Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D in Astrophysics, and to conduct research in astrophysics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Richard P. Ditteon, Ph.D., Dr. Sudipa Kirtley, Dr. Mark Panaggio
Campus Representative: William Weiner

University of Notre Dame

Michael Foley
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in astrophysics. Conduct research in theoretical astrophysics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Daniel Scolnic (UChicago), Dr. Richard Kessler (UChicago), Dr. Ryan Foley (UCSC), Dr. Grant Mathews (Notre Dame), Dr. Justin Crepp (Notre Dame), Mr. Rudi Schick, Dr. Joshua Tan (Chile), Dr. Andreas Reisenegger (Chile), Dr. Ryan Foley (UCSC)
Campus Representative: Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna

Iowa

Grinnell College

Nina Galanter
Institution: Grinnell College
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Statistics. Conduct research in statistics and teach at a university.
Mentor(s): Hien Tran, Glenn Sidle, Jan Rychtar, Jonathan Rowell, Edith A. Nutescu
Campus Representative: Steve Gump

Iowa State University

Courtney Smith
Institution: Iowa State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I intend to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience in order to investigate neurodegenerative diseases on the cellular level and develop more effective treatment options.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jeffrey Trimarchi, Dr. Nicolas Madigan, Dr. Nathan Staff, Dr. Anthony J. Windebank
Campus Representative: Dana Schumacher

Matthew Cook
Institution: Iowa State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I will earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry and continue on to conduct research and teach in academia. My research will focus on enzymology with an interest in improving protein engineering.
Mentor(s): Dr. Olga Zabotina, Alan Culbertson, Dr. Roc Ros Palau, Dr. Armand Djoro Anoman
Campus Representative: Dana Schumacher

Mengyu Wang
Institution: Iowa State University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: PhD in aerospace engineering. Conduct research in spacecraft computational design at a university or a government research center.
Mentor(s): Christina Bloebaum, Hanumanthrao Kannan, James Ira Thorpe, Jacob Slutsky, Thomas Ward, Elizabeth Hoffman
Campus Representative: Dana Schumacher

Mouhamad Diallo
Institution: Iowa State University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in sustainable energy and technology. Build a scientific research career in the enhancement of renewable energy systems, while teaching and guiding students at the university level.
Mentor(s): Ganesh Balasubramanian, Pratick Ray, Sandip Saha, Sujovit Gosh
Campus Representative: Dana Schumacher

Luther College

Kevin Honz
Institution: Luther College
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. Conduct research and teach at an undergraduate-focused college.
Mentor(s): Jeffrey Wilkerson
Campus Representative: Ann Landstrom

University of Iowa

Jacob Isbell
Institution: University of Iowa
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astrophysics, M.S. in Computer Science. Conduct research in theoretical cosmology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Hai Fu, Robert Mutel, Dominic Ludovici, Jasper Halekas
Campus Representative: Kelly Thornburg

Kansas

Kansas State University

Vaithish Velazhahan
Institution: Kansas State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Lead a basic and translational research team to generate new knowledge and develop novel therapies to halt cancer progression.
Mentor(s): Dr. Kathrin Schrick, Dr. Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan
Campus Representative: Jim Hohenbary

University of Kansas

Eilish Gibson
Institution: University of Kansas
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: I intend to pursue a PhD in Physics and then conduct research in an experimental particle physics lab. I plan to develop the next generation of particle accelerators and teach at a university.
Mentor(s): Phil Baringer, Anna Kropivnitskaya, Alice Bean
Campus Representative: Bryan Young

Marilyn Barragan
Institution: University of Kansas
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: PhD in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Conduct research at the university level, studying the damaged pathways underlying disease and educating future scientists.
Mentor(s): Justin Blumenstiel, Rosa Bacchetta, Nicholas Harre, Michael Detamore, Vineet Gupta, Emily Beck
Campus Representative: Bryan Young

Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Benjamin Riley
Institution: University of Kentucky
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics, with the goal of conducting research at a government lab, such as NIST, or teaching at a research university.
Mentor(s): Dr. Bert Guillou, Dr. Christopher Crawford, Dr. Heather Chen-Mayer, Dr. Ting-Hui Lee
Campus Representative: Pat Whitlow

Western Kentucky University

Andrew Davis
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in mathematics. Conduct research in modeling using linear algebra, algebraic systems, and topology, and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Bruce Kessler
Campus Representative: Kevin Williams

Louisiana

Tulane University

Parker Evans
Institution: Tulane University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in combinatorial mathematics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Carola Wenk, Brittany Fasy
Campus Representative: F. Thomas Luongo

Maine

University of Maine

Graham Van Goffrier
Institution: University of Maine
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Investigate novel theories of fundamental particles and interactions, and impact their real-world applications; mentor students worldwide in their scientific research.
Mentor(s): Neil Comin, Matthew Kleban, Roy Turner, Sam Hess, Mauricio Pereira Da Cunha
Campus Representative: Francois Amar

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

Alfred Chin
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD/PhD in Molecular Neuroscience. Conduct research on cell signaling pathways of the nervous system using structural and molecular biology approaches at a medical institution.
Mentor(s): Solomon Snyder, Albert Lau, Tyler Wied, Chenglai Fu, Norman Haughey, Alex Dickens
Campus Representative: Kelly Barry

Duy Phan
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD/PhD in neuroscience. Lead a basic neuroscience research program to understand neural circuits at an academic institution.
Mentor(s): Dr. Samer Hattar, Dr. Diego Fernandez, Dr. Yoshihiro Yoshihara, Dr. Alla Karpova, Dr. Christine Beattie, Dr. James Jontes
Campus Representative: Kelly Barry

Fernando Vicente
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: PhD in Bioengineering: Conduct translational research in genetics, especially epigenetics, with a heavy emphasis in big data analysis and population studies.
Mentor(s): Andrew Feinberg, Jonathan Schneck, John Hickey, Juan Santiago, Crystal Han, Juan Santiago, Crystal Han, Jonathan Schneck, John Hickey
Campus Representative: Kelly Barry

University of Maryland: College Park

Christopher Bambic
Institution: University of Maryland: College Park
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: I plan to become a professor of astrophysics studying the theoretical and observational implications of energetic astrophysical phenomena from the perspective of a plasma astrophysicist.
Mentor(s): Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Dr. Brian Morsony, Dr. Merav Opher, Dr. Jordan Goodman, Dr. Robert Ellsworth, Dr. David Berley, Dr. James Ira Thorpe, Dr. Colas Riviere, Dr. Brian Baughman
Campus Representative: Robert Infantino

Eliot Fenton
Institution: University of Maryland: College Park
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in physics to conduct research in atomic and molecular optics and quantum information and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Luis Orozco, Pablo Solano, Eugene Polzik, Jurgen Appel, Freja Pedersen, Gary Kinard, Sam Grinstead
Campus Representative: Robert Infantino

Prayaag Venkat
Institution: University of Maryland: College Park
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: My career goals involve earning a Ph.D. in Computer Science, securing a position as a professor, researching the design and analysis of algorithms, and teaching at the university level.
Mentor(s): Samir Khuller, Anurag Dwivedi, David Mount
Campus Representative: Robert Infantino

Massachusetts

Amherst College

Alexander Frenett
Institution: Amherst College
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research into nuclear fusion or high-energy physics, and eventually teach as a professor.
Mentor(s): David Hanneke, Jonathan Friedman, Fred Marshall
Campus Representative: Christine Overstreet

Boston College

Mattia Pizzagalli
Institution: Boston College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Obtain a MD/PhD in Cancer Biology and conduct research on novel methods targeting divergent protein modification or expression in cancer. Lead a translational research lab in a university setting.
Mentor(s): Eranthie Weerapana, Daniel Bak
Campus Representative: Mary Roberts

Boston University

Daniel Rybarczyk
Institution: Boston University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in astrophysics. Conduct research in cosmology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Thomas Bania, David Marchant
Campus Representative: Sue Kennedy

Rachel Petherbridge
Institution: Boston University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I intend to obtain a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and become a university researcher and teacher. My professional aspiration is to lead a research team with a focus in mammalian synthetic biology.
Mentor(s): Minhee Park, Ahmad Khalil, Divya Israni, Ben Weinberg, Wilson Wong, Nikit Patel, Nathan Mowa
Campus Representative: Sue Kennedy

College of the Holy Cross

Erik Ouellette
Institution: College of the Holy Cross
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in organic chemistry with applications in sustainability, and teach at the undergraduate level.
Mentor(s): Bianca R. Sculimbrene, Martin Enmark, Brian Reid, Robert G. Kowalski
Campus Representative: Anthony Cashman

Harvard College

Catherine Li
Institution: Harvard College
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in computational biology and biostatistics. Conduct research in epigenomics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Alon Goren, Raul Mostoslavsky, Michele Busby
Campus Representative: Gregory Llacer

Noah Golowich
Institution: Harvard College
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Study mathematics and computer science in college; Ph.D. in computer science. Conduct research and head a lab in machine learning, algorithms, or related field.
David Parkes, Madhu Sudan, Peter Huybers, David Rolnick, Laszlo Miklos Lovasz, Jacob Fox
Campus Representative: Gregory Llacer

Vikram Sundar
Institution: Harvard College
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry. Research, innovate, publish, and teach computational modeling of chemical systems with biological importance.
Mentor(s): David Gelbwaser, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Tasha Arvanitis, Alexander Donchev, Reza Farhadifar, Daniel Needleman, Gaurav Chopra
Campus Representative: Gregory Llacer

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Bernard Brown
Institution: Massachusetts Bay Community College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: My career goal is to obtain a Ph.D in molecular biology, teach, and conduct research in the filtering mechanisms that govern the blood brain barrier (BBB).
Mentor(s): Dr. Bruce A. Jackson, Jensen Auguste
Campus Representative: James Hewlett

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bryce Hwang
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in cancer biology. Conduct research in proteomic and genomic computational cancer biology at a research hospital.
Mentor(s): Ernest Fraenkel, Kenneth Nally, Artur Veloso, Daisy Flemming, Weifeng Xu, Oliver Schluter, Plinio Favaro, Insong Kim
Campus Representative: Eileen Ng

Hannah Diehl
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in physics. Conduct research in high energy physics while teaching at a university level.
Mentor(s): Michael Williams, Peter Fisher, Michael Leyton, Hendrik Schatz
Campus Representative: Eileen Ng

Northeastern University

Benjamin Moran
Institution: Northeastern University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Marine Biology. Conduct research in marine molecular ecology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Eric C. Anderson, Dr. Jonathan Grabowski, Dr. Rachel Gittman, Dr. Steven Scyphers, Dr. David Mark Welch, Dr. Kristin Gribble, Dr. H. William Detrich, Dr. Gunther K.H. Zupanc, Dr. Joseph Salisbury
Campus Representative: Jonna Iacono

Hannah Tam
Institution: Northeastern University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D in Neuroscience. Conduct research in human neuromotor control specializing in musicians and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dagmar Sternad, Se-Woong Park, Javier Apfeld, David Sahn, Meihua Zhu, Jennifer Gori, Jack Heath
Campus Representative: Jonna Iacono

Smith College

Morgan Schwartz
Institution: Smith College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: PhD in Developmental Biology. Conduct research using computational methods to study the dynamics of embryonic development while serving as an educator and mentor for underrepresented undergraduates.
Mentor(s): Dr. Michael Barresi, Dr. Philipp Keller, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Dr. Laura Katz
Campus Representative: Margaret Lamb

Stonehill College

Meghan Maciejewski
Institution: Stonehill College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Obtain a Ph.D. in marine biology and conduct research at a national laboratory or through an aquarium.
Mentor(s): Bronwyn Bleakley, Robert Drew
Campus Representative: Craig Almeida

Tufts University

Hannah Harris
Institution: Tufts University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cellular or Developmental Biology. Conduct interdisciplinary research in the fields of developmental biology and biomedical sciences and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Kelly McLaughlin, Emily Pitcairn
Campus Representative: Anne Moore

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Michael Doane
Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I want to earn a PhD in chemical engineering and pursue a faculty position at a university, conducting biomolecular engineering research.
Mentor(s): Dr. Michael Myre, Dr. Prakash Rai, Brandon Piel, Dr. Matthew Nugent, Dr. Yonghyun Kim, Seungjo (Joe) Park, Dr. Seongkyu Yoon
Campus Representative: Rachel Mansfield

Williams College

Jonathan Meng
Institution: Williams College
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in biophysics. I want to explore the interface between theoretical biophysics and cell biology bench research, teach at the university level, and mentor the next generation of scientists.
Mentor(s): Enrique Peacock-Lopez, Jiaoti Huang, Jonathan Simons, Sarah Goh, Ashok Deniz, Priya Banerjee
Campus Representative: Katerina King

Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Brandon Clark
Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: PhD in chemical engineering. Conduct research on materials for energy production and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Amy Peterson, Dr. Nicola Bulled, Dr. Alexandrina Agloro, Dr. Lia Krusin-Elbaum, Dr. Kristin K. Wobbe, Dr. Sharon Wulf, Richard Travers
Campus Representative: John Galante

Michigan

Calvin College

Nathanael Kazmierczak
Institution: Calvin College
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research at the interface of chemistry, computer science, and mathematics, and work as a professor in a position allowing me to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Mentor(s): Douglas A. Vander Griend
Campus Representative: Carolyn Anderson

Central Michigan University

Jacob Davison
Institution: Central Michigan University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Pursue a Ph.D. in Nuclear Astrophysics, and then a professorship at a university along with funding for research in my field.
Mentor(s): Hye Young Lee, Georgios Perdikakis
Campus Representative: Maureen Harke

University of Michigan

Andrew Gitlin
Institution: University of Michigan
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): David Speyer, John Wiltshire-Gordon
Campus Representative: Henry Dyson

Thomas Garton
Institution: University of Michigan
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I hope to obtain an M.D.-Ph.D. in Neuroscience. I plan on using this to conduct neurological or neurosurgical research and subsequently apply my findings in clinical trials quickly and efficiently.
Mentor(s): Guohua Xi, Richard F Keep, Jennifer Strahle, Hao Zhao
Campus Representative: Henry Dyson

Minnesota

Bethel University

Luke Arend
Institution: Bethel University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience. Conduct neuroscience research on learning and memory and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Adam Johnson, Dr. Noah Cowan, Debojyoti Biswas, Dr. Nathan Lindquist
Campus Representative: Carole Young

Carleton College

Madeline Chosy
Institution: Carleton College
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry. Conduct research in photopolymer chemistry and teach at the university level or work in industry.
Mentor(s): Martha-Elizabeth Baylor, Robert R. McLeod, David Glugla
Campus Representative: Marynel Ryan Van Zee

Gustavus Adolphus College

Katherine Aney
Institution: Gustavus Adolphus College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Conduct research in cancer biology and work on developing novel therapeutic options.
Mentor(s): Shizhen Zhu, Xiaoling Zhang, Laura Burrack
Campus Representative: Amanda Nienow

University of Minnesota: Twin Cities

Rahul Parhi
Institution: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics or Computer Science. Conduct research in the areas of theoretical computer science and/or applied mathematics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Prof. Soheil Mohajer, Prof. Nick Hopper, Chris H. Kim, Keshab K. Parhi
Campus Representative: Timothy Jones

Mississippi

Mississippi State University

Jackson Coole
Institution: Mississippi State University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational and Systems Biology. Design models of biological systems and instruct on how to achieve such at a university level.
Mentor(s): Thomas Cathcart, James A Stewart, Jr, Olivier Lichtarge, Stephen Wilson, Michael Hebert, Aaron Poole, Isioma Enwerem
Campus Representative: Thomas Anderson

Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis

Emily Goering
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D in Immunology. Conduct research in immunology, specifically on the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions, and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Deborah Novack M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Krauss Ph.D, Jennifer Davis, Bruce D. Walker, M.D., Ryan Park, Dylan Koundakjian, Nicholas O. Davidson, M.D., Valerie Blanc, Ph.D, Donna M. Pacicca, M.D.
Campus Representative: Grizelda McClelland

Emma Streff
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: After obtaining my Ph.D. in organic chemistry, I aspire to an academic career as a professor so that I may be able to both conduct original research in organic chemistry and teach students.
Mentor(s): Dr. Vladimir Birman, Dr. Krishna Sharmah Gautam, Dr. Brent Williams, Michael Walker, Claire Fortenberry
Campus Representative: Grizelda McClelland

Hannah Olsen
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct biomedical research on neurological disorders and teach at an academic research institution.
Mentor(s): Dr. Andrew Yoo, Matheus Victor, Dr. Paul Tesar, Daniel Factor
Campus Representative: Grizelda McClelland

Montana

Montana State University

Magdalena Russell
Institution: Montana State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology. I hope to conduct research on cellular pathways with a focus on developing therapeutics, teach at a medical school, and treat patients.
Mentor(s): Frances Lefcort, Joel Glover, Anders Lunde, Sarah Ohlen
Campus Representative: Ilse-Mari Lee

University of Montana

Jed Syrenne
Institution: University of Montana
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I aim to obtain a Ph.D. in neuroscience. From there, I plan to pursue bioinformatics and teach courses for undergraduates or graduates at a research university.
Mentor(s): Mark Grimes, Lauren Foltz, Juan Palacios-Moreno, Tony Ward, Emily Weiler, Matt Ferguson
Campus Representative: Laure Pengelly Drake

Nebraska

Creighton University

Institution: Creighton University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: My career goal is to obtain an M.D./Ph.D. dual degree in translational science to conduct biochemical research of disease mechanisms at the molecular level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Juliane Strauss-Soukup, Dr. Peter Grayson, Dr. Johanna Moore
Campus Representative: Erin Gross

University of Nebraska – Omaha

Harim Won
Institution: University of Nebraska – Omaha
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology. Conduct basic science research on the molecular mechanisms of infectious disease.
Mentor(s): Paul H. Davis, Claudia M. Rauter, Marat R. Sadykov, Kenneth W. Bayles, Alan S. Kolok, Mark A. Schoenbeck
Campus Representative: Rosalie Cohen Saltzman

Zachary Meade
Institution: University of Nebraska – Omaha
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: M.D. /Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Conduct clinical based research in biomedicine and rehabilitation, focusing on amputees.
Mentor(s): Nicholas Stergiou, Kota Takahashi, Jenny Kent
Campus Representative: Rosalie Cohen Saltzman

Nevada

University of Nevada: Las Vegas

Devon Payne
Institution: University of Nevada: Las Vegas
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: My goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Microbiology. I plan to conduct research on agriculturally relevant microbes to better the nutrient availability for plants.
Mentor(s): Haliang Dong, Brian Hedlund, Eduardo Robleto, Andrew Hanson, Kurt Regner
Campus Representative: Andrew Hanson

University of Nevada: Reno

Aaron Unger
Institution: University of Nevada: Reno
Field of Study: Materials Research
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science with an emphasis in radiochemical sciences. Conduct research on nuclear materials and chemistry of the actinide elements in both academia and private industry.
Mentor(s): Dev Chidambaram, Ph.D., Vick Singh, William Kerlin, Ph.D., Ken Czerwinski, Ph.D., Jeff Latkowski, Ph.D., Andrew Swift, Keri Campbell, Ph.D.
Campus Representative: Tamara Valentine

Shahil Pema
Institution: University of Nevada: Reno
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacogenomics. Create clinical pharmacogenomic tests through pharmacogenetic and metabolomic research, conduct pharmacogenomic consults, and practice medicine in an academic setting.
Mentor(s): Dr. Thomas Parchman, Dr. Angela Smilanich, Dr. Lora Richards, Dr. Lee Dyer
Campus Representative: Tamara Valentine

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

Chenguang Li
Institution: Dartmouth College
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in computational neuroscience and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Allan Gulledge, Michal Zochowski, Dennis Thomas
Campus Representative: Jessica Smolin

Jared Lichtman
Institution: Dartmouth College
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in analytic number theory and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Carl Pomerance, Daniel Fleisher, Oded Suchard
Campus Representative: Jessica Smolin

Kevin Kang
Institution: Dartmouth College
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Teach in a medical university and conduct translational research in Biomolecular Engineering with focus on vascular disease and blood vessel bioengineering.
Mentor(s): James W. Labelle, Mary Grace Galinato, Richard Granger, Jay Stubenhofer, John Collier
Campus Representative: Jessica Smolin

New Jersey

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dylan Renaud
Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Obtain a Ph.D. in Physics and experimentally research complex materials and develop their applications.
Mentor(s): Arash Rahimi-Iman, John Federici, Keshav Dani, Stephen Harris, Eon-Soon-Lee, Gordon Thomas, Reginald Farrow, Alokik Kanwal
Campus Representative: John Carpinelli

Princeton University

Jonathan Lu
Institution: Princeton University
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Statistics. Conduct research in statistics and machine learning, motivated by applications in medicine and computational biology; teach at the university level. Bianca Mentor(s): Dumitrascu, Barbara Engelhardt, Jason Pitt, Lorenzo Pesce, Michael J. Trnka Shenheng Guan,
Campus Representative: Deirdre Moloney

Lamia Ateshian
Institution: Princeton University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: PhD in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in electrical engineering or applied physics. Career in industry or academia.
Mentor(s): Chris Stevens, Lucas Goehring, Octavio Albarran, Andrew Houck, Mattias Fitzpatrick, Barclay Morrison, Gwen Effgen
Campus Representative: Deirdre Moloney

Omkar Shende
Institution: Princeton University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in engineering or applied physics, with a focus on aerospace propulsion. Conduct research in those fields and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Anil U. Mane, Dr. Pierre Ferdinand P. Poudeu, Dr. Rachel Goldman
Campus Representative: Deirdre Moloney

Sally Jiao
Institution: Princeton University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in computational chemistry and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos, Andrew P. Santos, Alfred Ludwig, Helge Stein, Lynn Loo, Anna Hailey
Campus Representative: Deirdre Moloney

Rowan University

Kelsey DeFrates
Field of Study: Institution: Rowan University
Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on functional biomaterials for medical applications and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Xiao Hu, Timothy Vaden
Campus Representative: Eve Sledjeski

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick

Viktor Krapivin
Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics, focus on condensed matter physics. Explain novel behaviors in materials as well as convey this knowledge and an interest in physics through teaching at a university level.
Mentor(s): Girsh Blumberg, Hsiang-Hsi Kung, Apurva Mehta, Ryan Davis
Campus Representative: Arthur Casciato

New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Jonathon Cordova
Institution: University of New Mexico
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I hope to conduct cutting edge biomedical research in the field of cancer genomics after obtaining a PhD from a clinical and translational biomedical science program. Richard Mentor(s): Cripps, Cory Johannessen, Nicole Persky,
Campus Representative: Kate Krause

Randy Ko
Institution: University of New Mexico
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Perform research on the molecular basis of cancer as a scientist in an academic research institution and teach at the graduate level.
Mentor(s): George Bachand, Xuejun Zhang, Changbing Shen, Montaser Shaheen, Lora Grainger
Campus Representative: Kate Krause

New York

Barnard College

Amen Wiqas
Institution: Barnard College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Neurobiology. Conduct research on neuro-immune interactions, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases.
Mentor(s): Rae Silver, Rachel Kennedy-Smith, Rachel N. Austin
Campus Representative: James Runsdorf

Clarkson University

Louis DeRidder
Institution: Clarkson University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Develop therapeutics for neurological diseases, start neuroscience translational medicine lab, and establish a biotechnology company to commercialize these therapies.
Mentor(s): Dr. Simarna Kaur, Dr. Katie Rotella, Dr. Janet Nikolovski, Dr. He Dong, Dr. Sitaraman Krishnan, Dr. William Reiley
Campus Representative: Jon Goss

Timothy Dunn
Institution: Clarkson University
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in parallel computing, machine learning, and algorithmic complexity, and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Sean Banerjee, Dr. Natasha Banerjee
Campus Representative: Jon Goss

Cornell University

Allen Jiang
Institution: Cornell University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research focusing on biological applications of engineering and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Matthew DeLisa, Bunyarit Meksiriporn, Dr. Colleen Delaney, Dr. Jianqiang Li, Dr. Daniel Ratner, James Kirk
Campus Representative: Beth Fiori

CUNY: Queensborough Community College

TAO HONG
Institution: CUNY: Queensborough Community College
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Teach at a university both at the undergraduate and graduate level and conduct research in material science.
Mentor(s): Moni Chauhan, Deyu Li, Lijie Yang
Campus Representative: Paris Svoronos

Hamilton College

Alexander Dennis
Institution: Hamilton College
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science and a career in artificial intelligence research.
Mentor(s): William Smart, Alistair Campbell
Campus Representative: Virginia Dosch

Ithaca College

Dallas Fonseca
Institution: Ithaca College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Gain a Ph.D. in Synthetic Biology/ Biochemical Engineering. Conduct research in environmental conservation, specifically water conservation/purification in an industry setting.
Mentor(s): Te-Wen Lo, Vandita Bhat, Zachary Campbell
Campus Representative: Stacia Zabusky

Marist College

Alec Lee
Institution: Marist College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, and a career in toxicological research, seeking to advance environmental remediation by replicating biological responses of organisms to toxins.
Mentor(s): Dr. Zofia Gagnon, Dr. Ioana Pavel Sizemore, Dave Conover, Dr. James Snyder
Campus Representative: Pat Taylor

Carolyn Turcotte
Institution: Marist College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: My goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry. Using my degree, I will conduct research to advance the understanding of these fields while sharing my knowledge through teaching.
Mentor(s): Dr. Paula Checchi
Campus Representative: Pat Taylor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jane Edgington
Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in electrochemical engineering and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Peter Dinolfo, Marissa Civic, Junqiao Wu, Bivas Saha, Benjamin Osoba
Campus Representative: Michael Hanna

SUNY College at Geneseo

Jeffrey Doser
Institution: SUNY College at Geneseo
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: PhD. in Landscape Ecology or a related field. Conduct research in soundscape ecology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr Kristina Hannam, Dr. Kirk Anne, Dr. Dave Meisel
Campus Representative: Olympia Nicodemi

Lara Finnerty-Haggerty
Institution: SUNY College at Geneseo
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to earn a Ph.D. in Biology and be a professional research biologist, investigating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
Mentor(s): Kevin Militello, Yvonne Schmitz, David Sulzer, Richard Baker, Kevin Kolack
Campus Representative: Olympia Nicodemi

SUNY University at Buffalo

Anne Fortman
Institution: SUNY University at Buffalo
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Earn a Ph.D. Conduct research in experimental high energy particle physics to understand the behavior of nature at the smallest scales possible.
Mentor(s): Salvatore Rappoccio, James Dolen
Campus Representative: Elizabeth Colucci

Walker Gosrich
Institution: SUNY University at Buffalo
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I aspire to earn my Ph.D. in Robotics, and head a multi-material robotics research lab at a leading research university.
Mentor(s): Nils Napp, Yigit Menguc, Mark Karwan, Jee Eun Kang, Amin Karami
Campus Representative: Elizabeth Colucci

SUNY University at Stony Brook

Ann Lin
Institution: SUNY University at Stony Brook
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in cancer biology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Jason Sheltzer, Gabor Balazsi, Robert Marteinssen, Rowan Herridge, Peter Gergen, Joshua S. Rest
Campus Representative: Jennifer Green

Christopher Giuliano
Institution: SUNY University at Stony Brook
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Principal Investigator researching basic biology and developing biotechnology.
Mentor(s): Jason Sheltzer, Mikala Egeblad, Mario Shields, Steven Glynn, John Peter Gergen
Campus Representative: Jennifer Green

Syracuse University

Jordan Barrett
Institution: Syracuse University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematical physics, after which I plan to become a professor and research scientist.
Mentor(s): Stephan Wehrli, Raymond Mountain, Matthew Dube, Adam Duncan, Megan Aydelott, Matthew Dube
Campus Representative: Jolynn Parker

Maizy Ludden
Institution: Syracuse University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Ecology.
Research and develop sustainable agriculture techniques to minimize environmental impacts and allow vulnerable communities to maintain food security in the face of Climate Change.
Mentor(s): Kari Segraves, Laura Porturas, Thomas Anneberg, Dr. Rick Welsh, David Althoff, Ramesh Raina, Jason Kuperberg
Campus Representative: Jolynn Parker

Union College

Elizabeth Donlon
Institution: Union College
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Obtain a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering and pursue a career in industrial research and development or academia.
Mentor(s): Ann Anderson, Mary Carroll, Bradford Bruno
Campus Representative: Lynn Evans

University of Rochester

Hayden Carder
Institution: University of Rochester
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I hope to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemistry with the eventual goal of conducting research in chemistry at a start-up company.
Mentor(s): Benjamin MIller, Oliver Swart, Kenneth Bradley
Campus Representative: Belinda Redden

Ryan Rubenzahl
Institution: University of Rochester
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research as an observational astrophysicist at an observatory or university, while also teaching at the university level.
Mentor(s): Segev BenZvi, Chang Rho
Campus Representative: Belinda Redden

North Carolina

Duke University

John Lu
Institution: Duke University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I will pursue post-graduate studies in structural biology through an MD/PhD program. I will conduct research on the pathogenesis of viral neglected tropical diseases and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Micah Luftig, Nicholas Homa, David Stuart FRS, Abhay Kotecha, Esther Kawira, David Toole
Campus Representative: Barbara Wise

Karen Xu
Institution: Duke University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I plan to obtain a PhD in biomedical engineering and conduct biomaterials research.
Mentor(s): Brenton Hoffman, Samuel Wickline, Hua Pan, Dr. SonBinh Nguyen, Cornelius Boerkoel, Murat Sincan
Campus Representative: Barbara Wise

Elon University

Mariana Kneppers
Institution: Elon University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I aim to pursue a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology at Duke University’s Marine Lab, ultimately leading to a career studying ecosystem-based management at an institution like NOAA or Woods Hole.
Mentor(s): Dr. Brant Touchette, Dr. Douglas Nowacek, Dr. Andrew J. Read, Dr. Nicola Quick
Campus Representative: Janet Myers

North Carolina State University

Connor McKenney
Institution: North Carolina State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genomics. Conduct research in cancer genomics as a principle investigator of a cancer research organization.
Mentor(s): Dr. Dierk Schmidt-Arras, Julia Bolik, Dr. David Aylor, Sam Widmayer, Dr. Eric (Rick ) Davis, Dr. Chunying Li, Dr. Lei Zhang, Dr. Eric Miller, Adam Groth
Campus Representative: Tiffany Kershner

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarah Miller
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D. and Ph.D. in Epigenetics. Conduct research regarding long noncoding RNA, specifically in embryonic stem cells, for the downstream application of regenerative medicine at a school of medicine.
Mentor(s): Dr. Terry Magnuson, Dr. Keriayn Smith, Dr. Mingming Ma, Fengxian Gao, Katy Brown, Dr. Mark Sobsey
Campus Representative: Inger Brodey

Scott Emmons
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in network science and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Peter Mucha, Kris Hauser, Carol Arnosti, John Paul Balmonte, Stephen Kobourov, Mike Gallant, Katy Borner, Robert Light
Campus Representative: Inger Brodey

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mary Overton
Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and conducting research at the university or governmental level.
Mentor(s): Shan Yan, Thomas Kunkel, Marta Garbacz, David Kirsch, Rebecca Dodd, Sarah Shoemaker
Campus Representative: Malin Pereira

Nemah-Allah Saleh
Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in biochemistry or molecular biology. Conduct research in the field of proteomics, teach at the university level, and hold a leadership position in a research lab.
Mentor(s): Dr. Michael Walter, Dr. Daniel Jones
Campus Representative: Malin Pereira

Wake Forest University

Elizabeth Sarkel
Institution: Wake Forest University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry. Conduct basic research in one of these fields and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Juergen Kleine-Vehn, Maria Schoeller, Sascha Waidmann, Chris Wolverton, Gloria Muday, Jocelyn Malamy
Campus Representative: Thomas Phillips

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University

Benjamin Kuznets-Speck
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D in Physics. Conduct research on the interface of biological and quantum information and control theory, as well as teach and mentor at the university level.
Mentor(s): Harsh Mathur, Michael Hinczewski, Peter Thomas,
Campus Representative: Amanda McCarthy

Kenyon College

Cecina Babich Morrow
Institution: Kenyon College
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in Quantitative Ecology. Thereafter, I will lead an academic research group in ecoinformatics.
Mentor(s): Benjamin Blonder, Drew Kerkhoff, Brian Enquist, Cristina Jones, Stuart Wells
Campus Representative: Wade Powell

Miami University: Oxford

Hannah Kempf
Institution: Miami University: Oxford
Field of Study: Geosciences
Career Goal: I will pursue a Ph.D. in Paleontology. After completion, I will conduct research in paleoecology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Carrie Tyler, Dr. Michael Vincent
Campus Representative: Paul Urayama

Jana Cable
Institution: Miami University: Oxford
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: PhD in Virology or Biochemistry. Conduct research on viral protein structure at a biomedical research institute.
Mentor(s): Dr. Natosha Finely, Roberto Cattaneo, Chanakah Navaratnarajah
Campus Representative: Paul Urayama

Ohio State University: Columbus Campus

Griffin Spychalski
Institution: Ohio State University: Columbus Campus
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. I will use microscale engineering technology to advance current methods of cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and multitarget therapy selection.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jonathan Song, Dr. Shaurya Prakash, Dr. Yi Zhao
Campus Representative: Dana Kuchem

Maya Gosztyla
Institution: Ohio State University: Columbus Campus
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Neurobiology. Conduct research on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Johannes Gräff, Dr. Mark Seeger, Dr. Sung Ok Yoon, Dr. Heithem El-Hodiri
Campus Representative: Dana Kuchem

Scott Garner
Institution: Ohio State University: Columbus Campus
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I plan to earn a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. After that, I want to obtain a position where I can conduct research in theoretical chemistry and spectroscopy and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Anne B. McCoy, Dr. Terry A. Miller
Campus Representative: Dana Kuchem

University of Cincinnati

Courtney Stockman
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: PhD in Molecular and Developmental Biology from Boston University. Focusing on connective tissue disorders from a developmental perspective in order to develop mechanisms of repair.
Mentor(s): Jeffrey Whitsett, James Bridges, Tara Rindler, Joseph Kitzmiller, James Mulloy, Mark Wunderlich, Vladislav Litosh, Kayla Borland
Campus Representative: Cara Pickett

Madelyn Leembruggen
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct theoretical cosmology research, teach at the university level, and communicate the results of my research to the public through popular science literature and lectures.
Mentor(s): Rohana Wijewardhana
Campus Representative: Cara Pickett

Rickey Terrell
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research and develop technologies for fuel cell energy production for transportation applications to provide cheap and clean energy on a global scale.
Mentor(s): Dr. Anastasios Angelopoulos, Dr. Brian Henslee, Dr. Richard Hreha
Campus Representative: Cara Pickett

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Christian University

Parker LaMascus
Institution: Oklahoma Christian University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in sustainable engineering technologies and practices.
Mentor(s): Dr. Ruth Douglas-Miller, Dr. Wayne Whaley, Dr. Byron Newberry
Campus Representative: Jim Baird

Oklahoma State University

Nicholas Nelsen
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: After earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, I will pursue a R&D career at a U.S. national laboratory or major research institution within the field of theoretical and numerical fluid mechanics.
Mentor(s): Dr. Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Dr. Henry Segerman, Milad Samaee, Dr. Jamey Jacob, Logan Kunka, Jon Mitchell
Campus Representative: Jessica Roark

University of Oklahoma

Alison Roeth
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in experimental particle physics and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Kate Scholberg, Ian Sellers
Campus Representative: Melanie Wright

Oregon

Oregon State University

Gregory Brandt
Institution: Oregon State University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics. Study gravitational physics, and teach at the University level. Pursuing a Fulbright English teaching position abroad in sub-Saharan Africa before graduate school.
Mentor(s): Matt Graham, Oksana Ostroverkhova, John Wager
Campus Representative: LeAnn Joy Adam

TRUEGibson
Institution: Oregon State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: My goal is to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry, neuroscience or chemistry focused on the chemical processes of the human brain and to teach at the university level while conducting scientific research.
Mentor(s): Ryan A Mehl
Campus Representative: LeAnn Joy Adam

Willamette University

Donald Swen
Institution: Willamette University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, a career in social enterprises, and teaching and conducting research in academia.
Mentor(s): Takafumi Uemura, Tsuyoshi Sekitani, David P. Young, Michaela Kleinert
Campus Representative: Monique Bourque

Pennsylvania

Bucknell University

Lindsay Lacey
Institution: Bucknell University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in ecology and environmental science to work as a research scientist studying the effects and implications of climate change on plant-animal interactions.
Mentor(s): Morgan Benowitz-Fredericks, Peter Judge, Chris Martine, Jason Cantley, Elizabeth Capaldi, Ingrid Jordan-Thaeden
Campus Representative: Margaret Marr

Lisa Francomacaro
Institution: Bucknell University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I intend to earn a combined MD/PhD degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology with residency training in neurology or oncology. I will pursue a research career studying disease states.
Mentor(s): Rebecca Fagan Swizter, PhD, Jeffrey L Wild, MD, Joseph Blansfield, MD, Jennie Stevenson, PhD, Marie C Pizzorno, PhD, Emily Stowe, PhD, Greg Krukonis, PhD
Campus Representative: Margaret Marr

Carnegie Mellon University

Christina Cabana
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Biology or Pharmacology. Lead a research group in cancer pharmacology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Marcel Bruchez, M. Alex Carpenter, Dr. Cory Abate-Shen, Dr. Arianna Giacobbe, Dr. Michael Rout, Dr. Ryo Hyama, Dr. Martin Blaser, Zachary Kurtz
Campus Representative: Richelle Bernazzoli

Duquesne University

Madeline Galbraith
Institution: Duquesne University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in computational biophysics at a research institute, focusing on water’s interactions at an atomic and a molecular level to elucidate protein structure and function.
Mentor(s): Jeffry D. Madura, B. Montgomery Pettitt, Gillian C Lynch
Campus Representative: Kathleen Roberts

Gettysburg College

Madison Strine
Institution: Gettysburg College
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I intend to earn a Ph.D. from a joint biochemistry and molecular biology program or a related field to ultimately conduct immunochemical and pathogenic research in an academic setting.
Mentor(s): Veronique Delesalle, Gregory Krukonis
Campus Representative: Maureen Forrestal

Lafayette College

Patrick Leggieri
Institution: Lafayette College
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I aim to earn a PhD in chemical engineering or bioengineering, and conduct research integrating alternative energy and biotechnology while teaching as a professor at a research university.
Mentor(s): Lindsay Soh, Michael Senra, Laurenz Thomsen,Nikolai Kuhnert
Campus Representative: Julia Goldberg

Travis Shoemaker
Institution: Lafayette College
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: PhD in Civil Engineering. Conduct research within civil engineering and obtain professional engineering license.
Mentor(s): Michael McGuire, Brandon Prego, Cari Beenenga
Campus Representative: Julia Goldberg

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Houtz
Institution: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in Zoology and conduct research on the proximate and ultimate mechanisms underlying avian social behavior. I aspire to conduct research and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. John Wallace, Dr. Brent Horton, Dr. Keith Bildstein, Dr. James Rivers, Dr. Brandt Ryder, Dr. Ignacio Moore
Campus Representative: Michael Jackson

Penn State University Park

Alexander Smith
Institution: Pennsylvania State University – University Park
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Pharmacology with a specialization in Pharmacogenomics and conduct academic research on how therapeutic agents affect people differently based on their genetics.
Mentor(s): Dr. Timothy Meredith
Campus Representative: Tanya Furman

Saint Joseph’s University

Marisa Egan
Institution: Saint Joseph’s University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Microbiology and/or Bacterial Pathogenesis. Conduct research at a small liberal arts undergraduate institution while teaching to inspire a sense of purpose in my future lab and classroom.
Mentor(s): Dr. Shantanu Bhatt
Campus Representative: Mark Reynolds

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Tristan Phillips
Institution: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: To have a profession that I truly enjoy. Probably getting a PhD in Pure Mathematics, becoming an active researcher in arithmetic geometry, and teaching students as a professor.
Mentor(s): Dr. Lenny Jones
Campus Representative: John Richardson

University of Pennsylvania

Michael Duong
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD/PhD in Bioengineering and Fellowship in Neuroradiology. Clinical medicine. Improve diagnosis and treatment of brain disease with molecular and epigenetic markers in non-invasive imaging modalities.
Mentor(s): Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, Dr. Natarajan Ranganathan, Pari Ranganathan, Dr. Ilya Nasrallah
Campus Representative: Wallace Genser

Tiberiu Mihaila
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD+PhD (Biophysics)- I hope to pursue a scientific career centered on studying neurodegenerative disease pathology and devising effective treatments and diagnostics for these conditions.
Mentor(s): E. James Petersson, Conor M. Haney, Richard J. Karpowicz
Campus Representative: Wallace Genser

University of Scranton

Matthew Reynolds
Institution: University of Scranton
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Lead a multidisciplinary lab group that conducts research on cytoskeletal proteins.
Mentor(s): Haixin Sui, George Gomez
Campus Representative: Timothy Foley

Villanova University

Taylor Brown
Institution: Villanova University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Conduct research in neuropharmacology and genetics in either a pharmaceutical, biotech, or academic setting.
Mentor(s): Dr. Ben Sachs, Dr. Matt Mattel, Dr. Elaine Youngman, Dr. Grace Rossi, Dr. Ying-Xian Pan, Dr. Gavril Pasternak
Campus Representative: Kurt Davies

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez

Paola Matos
Institution: University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in the molecular dynamics of genetic disorders, provide patient care, and become a professor at the university level.
Mentor(s): Adam Williams, Dinesh Babu, Uthaya Kumar, Hopi E. Hoekstra, Caroline K. Hu, Juan C. Martínez-Cruzado
Campus Representative: Mauricio Cabrera

Rhode Island

Brown University

Evan Coleman
Institution: Brown University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Mentor(s): Career Goal: Ph. D in Theoretical Physics. Research in particle physics and quantum field theory. Meenakshi Narain, Pedro Silva, Caterina Vernieri, Nhan Tran, Dustin Anderson
Campus Representative: Linda Dunleavy

University of Rhode Island

Cherish Prickett
Institution: University of Rhode Island
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. Conduct research in humanitarian logistics to aid governments and organizations worldwide.
Mentor(s): Dr. Catherine Kaleida, Dr. Pat Seitzer, Dr. Amelia Ramirez, Dr. Alexis Abramson, Dr. Gangli Wang, Ms. Susannah Lomant, Mr. Fred Buls
Campus Representative: David Heskett

South Carolina

Clemson University

Caitlin Seluzicki
Institution: Clemson University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D in Neuroscience. I hope to conduct developmental neurobiology research to elucidate essential cellular signaling mechanisms for proper cerebral cortical development.
Mentor(s): David Feliciano, Mary Morton, Marjorie Simon
Campus Representative: Ricki Shine

Jessica Zielinski
Institution: Clemson University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: It is my goal to pursue a PhD in cell biology or biochemistry and apply my work to understanding and treating infectious disease.
Mentor(s): Lukasz Kozubowski, Dennis Discher, Charlotte Pfeiffer, Mark Blenner, Allison Yaguchi, Nicholas Grossoehme
Campus Representative: Ricki Shine

College of Charleston

Alexandra Schwartz
Institution: College of Charleston
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Conduct research to add to the understanding of brain chemistry and drug development.
Mentor(s): Michael W Giuliano
Campus Representative: Anton Vander Zee

Alyssa Johnson
Institution: College of Charleston
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research involving organic synthesis or polymer chemistry.
Mentor(s): Richard Lavrich, Pamela Riggs-Gelasco
Campus Representative: Anton Vander Zee

John Cobb
Institution: College of Charleston
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: PhD in Physical Chemistry. Conduct research to better model physical systems with applications in eco-friendly material design and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Boucher, Dr. Langville, Dr. Riggs-Gelasco
Campus Representative: Anton Vander Zee

University of South Carolina: Columbia

Kayla Gardner
Institution: University of South Carolina: Columbia
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography. Conduct research in phytoplankton ecology and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Angela Amlin, Vince Lovko, Tammi Richardson, Erin Connolly, Stephanie Toro
Campus Representative: Novella Beskid

Kevin Field
Institution: University of South Carolina: Columbia
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I aim to earn an M.D./Ph.D. in Cellular Biology. My goal is to conduct clinical and lab-based research on immunology and teach at a medical school.
Mentor(s): Dr. Minsub Shim,
Campus Representative: Novella Beskid

Mara Cowen
Institution: University of South Carolina: Columbia
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: My goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in developmental neuroscience. I plan to conduct research on the cellular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Mentor(s): Sofia Lizarraga, John Richards, Jane Roberts, Laura Hahn, Emily Schworer
Campus Representative: Novella Beskid

South Dakota

Dakota State University

Hope Juntunen
Institution: Dakota State University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Pursue a traditional academic career of teaching and research in environmental organic and natural products chemistry.
Mentor(s): Dr. Michael Gaylor, Dr. Stefan France, George Ward
Campus Representative: Donna Hazelwood

Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University

Kirsten Cunningham
Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct biomedical research and develop treatments for understudied diseases.
Mentor(s): Dr. David Nelson
Campus Representative: Laura Clippard

Rhodes College

Matthew Huber
Institution: Rhodes College
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in quantitative biomedical ultrasound at a research hospital or academic research institution.
Mentor(s): Brent Hoffmeister, Mostafa Fatemi, Thomas Huber,
Campus Representative: Larryn Peterson

McKenna Davis
Institution: Rhodes College
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph. D. in Gravitational Physics. Conduct research on noise reduction in gravitational wave detectors.
Mentor(s): Haixing Miao, Andreas Freise, Shubho Banerjee
Campus Representative: Larryn Peterson

University of Tennessee: Knoxville

Andrew Wintenberg
Institution: University of Tennessee: Knoxville
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research on mathematical methods in signal processing.
Mentor(s): Dr. Hairong Qi, Mr. Alireza Rahimpour, Dr. Remus Nicoara
Campus Representative: Andrew Seidler

Christopher Neal
Institution: University of Tennessee: Knoxville
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with focus on electrochemistry. Conduct research in alternative electrical energy storage devices and teach Chemical Engineering at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Thomas A. Zawodzinski Jr., Dr. Gabriel Goenaga, Dr. Zhijiang Tang, Nelly Cantillo
Campus Representative: Andrew Seidler

Kimberly Bress
Institution: University of Tennessee: Knoxville
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD and Ph.D in Behavioral Neuroscience. Conduct research on neurobiological mechanisms underlying susceptibility and resilience to stress-related mental illness.
Mentor(s): Dr. Matthew Cooper, Brooke Dulka, Katarina Begus, Carina de Klerk, Abby King
Campus Representative: Andrew Seidler

Vanderbilt University

David Zhang
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics or Mathematics. Conduct research in computational physics and numerical analysis, develop algorithms and open-source software packages, and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Kirk Bevan, Kalman Varga, Daniel Kidd, Arthur Russakoff, Samuel N. Jator
Campus Representative: Lyn Fulton

Joshua Fleck
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I plan to earn a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and to pursue a career in developing better, more responsive prosthetic and orthotic devices for the disabled.
Mentor(s): Gerasimos Bastas, Karl Zelik
Campus Representative: Lyn Fulton

Lauren Branscombe
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in the field of biomechanics and prosthetics.
Mentor(s): Karl Zelik, Emily Matijevich
Campus Representative: Lyn Fulton

Texas

Lamar University

Christopher York
Institution: Lamar University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Research functional analysis and operator theory. Be a professor of mathematics at an estimable university.
Mentor(s): Valentin Andreev
Campus Representative: Harley Myler

Rice University

Constantine Tzouanas
Institution: Rice University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Pursue Ph.D. in Bioengineering with emphasis on single-cell physiology; lead a research lab and teach at university level as a Professor; promote youth STEM engagement via community outreach.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jacob Robinson, Prof. Chwee Teck Lim, Dr. Jeffrey Tabor
Campus Representative: Caroline Quenemoen

Rohan Palanki
Institution: Rice University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D in Bioengineering. I intend to conduct research in the development of diagnostic point-of-care medical devices using synthetic biology and nanotechnology methods and teach in academia.
Mentor(s): Brian Landry, Jeff Tabor, Dr. Sumit Arora, Dr. Ajay Singh, Dr. Troy Stevens, Dr. Brian Fouty, Dr. Tom Thomas, Dr. K.T. Hsaio
Campus Representative: Caroline Quenemoen

Southern Methodist University

Ian Johnson
Institution: Southern Methodist University
Field of Study: Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE)
Career Goal: Pd.D in Computer Science. Conduct research in computer and network security.
Mentor(s): Jennifer Dworak, Daniel Engels, Michael Hahsler, Scott Norris
Campus Representative: Kathleen Hugley-Cook

Texas Tech University

Amanda Miller
Institution: Texas Tech University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D. / Ph.D. in Materials and Nanoscience. My career goal is to conduct research at the interface between nanotechnology and nanomedicine and to become a faculty member at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Dominick Casadonte
Campus Representative: Wendoli Flores

University of North Texas

Amber Lu
Institution: University of North Texas
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematical optimization and modeling and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Lucas Rusnak, Dr. William E. Acree, Jr., Dr. Eumi Pyun, Dr. Carl Fisher
Campus Representative: James Duban

University of Texas at Dallas

Gino Occhialini
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research at the interface of synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Ronald Smaldone, Christina Thompson, Daniel Siegwart, Hu Xiong
Campus Representative: Douglas Dow

Justin Raman
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in neuroengineering and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Dr. Walter Voit, Dr. Qian Li, Dr. Jay Pasricha, Dr. Shalini Prasad, Dr. Kim Yoon-Seong
Campus Representative: Douglas Dow

Karthik Hullahalli
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research on methods to combat human pathogens and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Kelli Palmer, Marinelle Rodrigues, Matthew Traxler, Dylan McClung
Campus Representative: Douglas Dow

University of Texas at San Antonio

Sara Dibrell
Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I will pursue a Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship in chemical biology, focusing on small molecule drug discovery, to lead industrial research in medicinal chemistry and advance pharmaceutical science.
Mentor(s): Dr. Doug Frantz
Campus Representative: Craig Jordan

Utah

Brigham Young University

David Kastner
Institution: Brigham Young University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Design molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics simulations to better understanding biological systems and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Steven L. Castle, David Busath
Campus Representative: Barry Bickmore

Utah State University

Jake Christensen
Institution: Utah State University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in complex systems.
Mentor(s): David Peak
Campus Representative: Kristine Miller

Thomas Hill
Institution: Utah State University
Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: I plan to earn my Ph.D. in Mathematics from a top research university. My long-term goals are to conduct research in mathematics and teach and mentor graduate students at the university level.
Mentor(s): Ian Anderson
Campus Representative: Kristine Miller

Virginia

College of William and Mary

Zachary Nimmo
Institution: College of William and Mary
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I plan to obtain an M.D. and Ph.D. and combine cancer research with clinical medicine as a physician and researcher at a university.
Mentor(s): Douglas Young
Campus Representative: Lisa Grimes

George Mason University

Iris Stone
Institution: George Mason University
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Conduct research in neurobiophysics at a university or in a medical laboratory.
Mentor(s): Patrick Vora
Campus Representative: Lanitra Berger

Zachary Baker
Institution: George Mason University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biological Engineering. Conducting research as a principle investigator in a lab in the private sector or as a tenured professor at a university.
Mentor(s): Dr. Nathalia Peixoto, Dr. Rachel Jones
Campus Representative: Lanitra Berger

James Madison University

Ryan Wilson
Institution: James Madison University
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry. Conduct research, teach, and mentor students at the university level.
Mentor(s): Isaiah Sumner, Steve Howard, Cheryl Lindeman
Campus Representative: Melinda Adams

University of Richmond

Andrew Levorse
Institution: University of Richmond
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: D.V.M./Ph.D. in wildlife health and epidemiology. Conduct research integrating individual animal health and physiology with disease dynamics to benefit the field of wildlife medicine.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jessica Savage, Dr. Jamie Voyles, Dr. Goncalo M. Rosa, Dr. Kristine Grayson
Campus Representative: Jonathan Dattelbaum

Arjun Jaini
Institution: University of Richmond
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry and work on problems pertaining to clean energy, food, or water in the industry. I want the chemistry that I work on to make the world a better place.
Mentor(s): Dr. Carol Parish, Dr. Michael Leopold
Campus Representative: Jonathan Dattelbaum

Grace Conway
Institution: University of Richmond
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D in biomedical sciences. Work at an academic hospital doing biomedical science research that includes patient interaction.
Mentor(s): Michael Leopold
Campus Representative: Jonathan Dattelbaum

University of Virginia

Bridget Andersen
Institution: University of Virginia
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Bridget plans to obtain a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and conduct research at a national institute.
Mentor(s): Paul Demorest, Sarah Burke-Spolaor, Craig Sarazin, Chris Moriarty, Elliott Cheu
Campus Representative: Michael Timko

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Amina Rahimi
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: MD-PhD in Cancer Immunology and Bioengineering. Conduct biomedical research, treat patients in academic medicine, and mentor graduate and medical students.
Mentor(s): Caroline Jones, PhD, Mark Lenzi, Brittany Boribong, Don E. Ingber, MD, PhD, Michael Super, MSc, PhD, Anne-Laure Papa, PhD, Don E. Ingber, MD, PhD, Michael Super, MSc, PhD, Anna Waterhouse, PhD, Deborah F. Kelly, PhD, Cameron A. Varano, Carla V. Finkielstein, PhD
Campus Representative: Christina McIntyre

Washington

Washington State University

Amelia Brown
Institution: Washington State University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: I will earn a PhD studying materials for biosensors and nanotechnology, then join the faculty at a large research university to teach and research nanotechnology for use in the medical field.
Mentor(s): Scott P Beckman, Oliver Fraser, Kshitij Jerath, Mikel Gleason, Scott Beckman
Campus Representative: Mary Sanchez-Lanier

Julianna Brutman
Institution: Washington State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: I will obtain a PhD in Neuroscience and conduct research aimed at understanding critical gaps in knowledge that define gut-brain communication in the context of obesity.
Mentor(s): Dr. Jon F. Davis, Dr. Zhihua Jiang, Dr. Sunil Sirohi, Ms. Susan Russell, Ms. Brenda Torres
Campus Representative: Mary Sanchez-Lanier

Keesha Matz
Institution: Washington State University
Field of Study: Life Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Virology. Conduct research at a biomedical research institution studying emerging viruses.
Mentor(s): Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno, Dr. Alan Goodman, Dr. Troy Bankhead, Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno, Mr. Henri Weeks
Campus Representative: Mary Sanchez-Lanier

Whitman College

Gabriel Juul
Institution: Whitman College
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Advance exploration in space through a career in aerospace engineering. Present discoveries at conferences, teach at the university level, and discuss complex ideas in powerful ways via publications.
Mentor(s): Eugene Humphreys, Pat Ryan
Campus Representative: Patrick Spencer

West Virginia

West Virginia University

Anna Gilpin
Institution: West Virginia University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomaterials with the objective of advancing regenerative medicine.
Mentor(s): Yong Yang, Clare Allocca, Sumona Sarkar
Campus Representative: Kenneth Blemings

Jared Beard
Institution: West Virginia University
Field of Study: Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Researching the integration of robotics and materials science for the improvement of advanced manufacturing processes.
Mentor(s): Konstantinos Sierros, Dimitris Korakakis, George Kiriakidis, Stephen Kukuerka
Campus Representative: Kenneth Blemings

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cory Cotter
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astronomy. I plan to conduct research in astrophysics by creating simulations of astrophysical phenomena and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Ellen Zweibel, Frank Lind, Chad Bustard, Elena D’onghia
Campus Representative: Julie Stubbs

Emily Jewell
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field of Study: Engineering Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.
Career Goal: Conduct research on structural dynamics and computation methods and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Matthew Allen, Gareth Thomas, Curtis Rands, Nathan Cholewa, Jessica Kozarek
Campus Representative: Julie Stubbs

Lucas Oxtoby
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field of Study: Chemistry
Career Goal: PhD in Chemistry. Conduct research in total synthesis of biologically active natural products and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Nels Gerstner, Lu Liu, Jennifer Schomaker, John W. Moore, Pamela Doolittle, John W. Moore
Campus Representative: Julie Stubbs