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

2014 Honorable Mentions

(Listed by State of Legal Residence)

Alabama

Patricia Colleen Cooney
Institution: College of Charleston
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in either Molecular Neuroscience or Epigenetics. Conduct research on determinants of neural function and teach classes at undergraduate level.

Luke Mitchell McClintock
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major(s): Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics or Chemistry. Conduct research in condensed matter physics and materials chemistry and teach at the university level.

Corban N. Swain
Institution: Washington University-St. Louis
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on "smart" therapeutics, teach at the university level and mentor future scholars.

Alaska

Megan Behnke
Institution: Saint Olaf College
Major(s): Chemistry, Theatre
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Oceanography. Conduct research in ocean chemistry and work in Arctic climate change monitoring.

Arizona

Sam Blitz
Institution: Arizona State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics.Conduct research in theoretical particle physics and teach at the university level.

Benjamin Matthew Cromey
Institution: University of Arizona
Major(s): Optics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Optical Sciences and Engineering. Work in national research environments before returning to teach at the College of Optical Sciences.

Arkansas

Sushanth Kumar
Institution: University of Arkansas-Main Campus
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct biomedical research on autism spectrum disorders.

California

Mary Villanueva Arrastia
Institution: California State University-Los Angeles
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Conduct research in microfluidics and teach at the university level.

Dalton Van Banh
Institution: University of Southern California
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Virology. Conduct biomedical research focused on treatment of infectious diseases and teach at a research university or medical school.

Sarah Anne Barr
Institution: University of Portland
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Become a professor at a research university and genetically engineer microbes to advance disease prevention.

Kaitlyn Dwelle
Institution: Harvey Mudd College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry. Conduct industrial research in biochemistry using computational tools.

James Edward Lucas
Institution: University of California-Davis
Major(s): Biotechnology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research on protein engineering in academic or industrial setting.

Jessica Lorraine Luna
Institution: University of Redlands
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in General Relativity at a research institution.

Saro Meguerdijian
Institution: University of Southern California
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in process safety for the hydrocarbon industries.

Zachary David Nasipak
Institution: Vassar College
Major(s): Astronomy, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering. Conduct research in space dynamics and work for NASA.

Hailee Lynn Peck
Institution: Millikin University
Major(s): Mathematics, Spanish
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Commutative Ring Theory. Conduct research in graphical structures and teach at the university level.

Casey Scott Peters
Institution: University of Redlands
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in Applied Mathematics and teach at the university or graduate level.

Kristine Farielle Rezai
Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research in industrial lab, creating innovations that will transform science and technology.

Julianne Naomi Rolf
Institution: University of California-Riverside
Major(s): Environmental Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Conduct research in water quality and teach at the university level.

Mark Ernest Rychnovsky
Institution: University of California-Santa Barbara
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in theoretical mathematics, and teach at a research university.

Maarouf Ahmad Saad
Institution: University of California-San Diego
Major(s): Human Biology
Career Goals: My career goal is to be a physician-scientist and devote my time in academic medicine, most likely in the oncology field.

Alterra Ellen Sanchez
Institution: San Diego State University
Major(s): Biology, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry. Conduct research on marine pollution, with the goal to work with industry to reduce coastal pollutants.

Max Simchowitz
Institution: Princeton University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in machine learning at industrial research institution such as Microsoft Research.

Sidra Lenore Speaker
Institution: Pitzer College
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology. Conduct clinical research.

Lawrence Wang
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct translational biomedical research and see patients as a practicing research physician.

Rowan Zellers
Institution: Harvey Mudd College
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in machine learning and teach at the university level.

Shervin Zoghi
Institution: California State University-Fresno
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Economics
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research at a leading medical research university and work as an academic physician.

Colorado

Shamuel Auyeung
Institution: Calvin College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics. Conduct research in a pure mathematics and teach at the university level.

Anna Katherine Hatstat
Institution: Rhodes College
Major(s): Chemistry, Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology. Conduct research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a subdivision of the National Institutes of Health.

Eric Jones
Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Major(s): Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Create and analyze epidemiological mathematical models and teach at the university level.

McKenzie Ann Kuhn
Institution: Wheaton College
Major(s): Environmental Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Geochemistry. Conduct research in polar science and stay in academia.

Jordan Leone
Institution: Montana Tech of the Univ of Montana
Major(s): Geophysics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Geophysics. Research more efficient methods of mineral and energy exploration.

Emily Jean Robitschek
Institution: Colorado State University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Anthropology
Career Goals: M.P.H./Ph.D. in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. Conduct research in the biomedical science of disease and teach at the university level.

McLane Watson
Institution: Hope College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science at an institute or university.

Gautam Webb
Institution: Colorado College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in pure mathematics and teach at the university level.

Stephen Kyle Wilshusen
Institution: Hendrix College
Major(s): Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research into computer vision algorithms that would allow robots to operate in agricultural environments.

Connecticut

Gregory Matthew Campbell
Institution: Villanova University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in mechatronics, controls, or robotics and teach at the university level.

Kirsten Craddock
Institution: Georgetown University
Major(s): Neurobiology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct neurobiology research focused on the neural correlates of mental illness at a research institution or university.

Nikita Lakomkin
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct quantitative imaging research that can be translated to advances in clinical protocols and patient care.

Richard John Magner II
Institution: Eastern Connecticut State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in number theory, especially regarding the distribution of primes, and teach at the university level.

Cara Seward
Institution: Stonehill College
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in the field of cancer biology in a clinical based setting and teach at the university level.

Florida

James Brogan
Institution: Boston College
Major(s): Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Work in an industrial setting with freedom to innovate.

Cody Call
Institution: Florida State University
Major(s): Psychology, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in sensory neurobiology and teach at the university level.

Peishi Cheng
Institution: University of Florida
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Material Science. Conduct research on materials for energy technology in industry or at the university level.

Emma Kathryn Domingoes
Institution: Davidson College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conducting biomedical research while also practicing medicine

Isabel Alexandra Lipartito
Institution: Smith College
Major(s): Physics, Astronomy
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astrophysical science in an American research laboratory.

Aaron Kristoffer Magilligan
Institution: Florida State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Teach university courses and conduct research in Nuclear Physics.

Robert Carl Mines
Institution: University of South Alabama
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research for pharmaceutical firms in enantiomer separation techniques.

Joaquin Nunez
Institution: University of Miami
Major(s): Marine Science, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology. Conduct research in the field of functional genomics of marine organisms and teach at the university level.

Frances Ooi
Institution: University of Florida
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research in nanotechnology and teach at the university level.

Samuel Jackson Resnick
Institution: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Genomics/Epigenomics. I plan to conduct research on integrating epigenetic regulation into sequence analysis.

Juan C. Serrano
Institution: University of Florida
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry, Philosophy
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacogenomics. Conduct disease-oriented biomedical research, teach at the university level, and practice medicine.

Maria Leena Kyllikki Viitaniemi
Institution: University of Florida
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in condensed matter physics and teach at the university level.

Georgia

Jennifer Nguyen
Institution: Mercer University-Main Campus
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Conduct research in drug development and teach at the university level.

Justin Whitaker
Institution: Wofford College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science. I hope to conduct research focused on severe storm systems or climatology.

Hawaii

Alyssa Kealohi Loving
Institution: University of Hawaii-Hilo
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in noncommutative geometry and teach at the university level.

Idaho

Douglas Rothmer Walker
Institution: Idaho State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in a government lab or academia.

Illinois

Adam Cohn
Institution: Brown University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: PhD in Materials Science Engineering. Conduct research on the growth mechanization(s) of tin whiskers in order to control their growth.

Jason Haarmann
Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics with a concentration in Algebraic Topology. Conduct research in areas of algebra and topology and their overlap.

Rebecca Lynn Heinen
Institution: North Central College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct mathematics research within a governmental lab or agency and discover applications of that research for societal benefit.

Caitlin Kozack
Institution: Hope College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in synthetic organic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Mei Mei Li
Institution: Northwestern University
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Chemistry. Become a professor/research clinician who develops effective drug delivery systems for personalized treatment of genetic diseases

Tyler Leon Malone
Institution: Illinois State University
Major(s): Biological Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Conduct biomedical research pertaining to vector-borne diseases.

Melanie Maurer
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in stem cell engineering applied to cancer therapeutics and teach at the university level.

Samuel H. Mo
Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Investigate cardiomyocyte reprogramming using biomaterials and other stimuli as a professor of bioengineering.

Anthony Vito Pensa
Institution: Northwestern University
Major(s): Integrated Sciences, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and M.D. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the medical school level.

Lauren Marie Phillips
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.

Samantha Nicole Piekos
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Biological Science, Psychology
Career Goals: My goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Genetics, and then perform research in regenerative biology as a faculty member at a university.

Harrison Reeder
Institution: Carleton College
Major(s): Statistics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Conduct research in statistical methodology and biostatistics, and teach at the university level.

Basheer Subei
Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct research in computational neuroscience and neural engineering.

Indiana

Stephen Cole Dobbs
Institution: DePauw University
Major(s): Geology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Sedimentology. Conduct research/mapping in poorly understood geologic province.

Michael Joseph Gloudemans
Institution: Duke University
Major(s): Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Biology. Conduct research in computational genomics and teach at the university level.

Brian Douglas McDonald
Institution: University of Rochester
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematics and teach at the university level.

Evan Miller
Institution: DePauw University
Major(s): Biochemistry, English Literature
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Cell Biology focusing on mitochondrial dysfunction with translational research at the university level.

Iowa

Alexandra Bartlett
Institution: University of Iowa
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Research and develop transferable nanotechnology-based biomaterials.

Molly Katherine Finn
Institution: University of Rochester
Major(s): Astrophysics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Observational Astronomy. Conduct research in astronomy in a university setting.

Kansas

Ashley Lenore Farris
Institution: University of Kansas
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on stem cells and tissue engineering mechanics at the university level.

Alex Kong
Institution: University of Kansas
Major(s): Pharmaceutical Sciences
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Conduct research in pharmaceutical science, teach at the university level, and increase scientific literacy.

Kayla Sale
Institution: University of Kansas
Major(s): Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Theoretical/Computational Ecology. Develop mathematical constructs and computational techniques to model ecosystems as a primary investigator.

Kentucky

Bradley Scott Cundiff
Institution: Georgetown College
Major(s): Chemistry, English
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct research in metal catalysis of environmental importance.

Julie Elizabeth Niklas
Institution: Sarah Lawrence College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Research in organometallic synthesis and transition metal chemistry.

Gretchen Anne Walch
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Conduct research in genetic disease modeling and teach at the university level.

Louisiana

Shreya Kashyap
Institution: Tulane University
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Conduct research to develop medications for neuroendocrinological disorders and teach at the university level.

Rachael Tara Keller
Institution: Louisiana State Univ and A and M College
Major(s): Mathematical Sciences
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Studies, Master in Public Policy. Conduct research in modeling pollution from combustion and advise policy-makers on the results.

Paul D. Koenig
Institution: Louisiana State Univ and A and M College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in experimental organic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Maine

Allison Matthews
Institution: Lafayette College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in radio pulsar astronomy and teach at the university level.

Maryland

Daniel Albarnaz Farias
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: My career goal is to earn a P.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the field of signal processing and to become a university professor.

Matthew Forrest Blair
Institution: Mississippi State University
Major(s): Civil Engineering
Career Goals: I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and conduct research and development on water quality and renewable energy systems.

Eric Keen
Institution: University of Miami
Major(s): Biology, Microbiology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbiology. Conduct research in microbial ecology and potentially teach at the university level.

Robin Dong-woo Lee
Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major(s): Genetics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in the cancer genetics field and teach at the university level.

Kun Leng
Institution: Columbia University in the City of NY
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology. Conduct biomedical research focused on investigating disease at the level of proteins in a university hospital setting.

Matthew Parsons
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Plasma Physics. Conduct research in computational plasma physics as a part of the international fusion program.

Talmo Domiciano Pereira
Institution: University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Major(s): Bioinformatics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in computational and experimental neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Massachusetts

Carina Belvin
Institution: Wellesley College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in experimental condensed matter physics and teach at the university level.

Mary Rose Branch
Institution: Emory University
Major(s): Neuroscience and Behavior
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in Neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Timothy DeFreitas
Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major(s): Bioinformatics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Develop genomic analytics to improve personalized medicine.

Richard Guerra
Institution: College of the Holy Cross
Major(s): Biology, Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Immunology or Cancer Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

John Manteiga
Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Major(s): Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbiology or Biochemistry. Conduct research in biotechnology, genetic diseases, or pharmaceuticals in an industrial setting.

Kathryn McKeough
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Major(s): Physics, Statistics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Statistics. Explore the statistical and computational applications to astrophysics research.

Michigan

Andrea Nicole Bootsma
Institution: Calvin College
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational or Theoretical Chemistry. Conduct research in computational chemistry and modelling and teach at the university level.

Alexandra Ann Bouza
Institution: Grand Valley State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct pharmaceutical research at the industrial level.

Alexandra Glover
Institution: Michigan Technological University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering. Conduct research in materials for 3-D printing and teach at the university level.

Megan Kechner
Institution: Michigan State University
Major(s): Neuroscience, Psychology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

Irene Li
Institution: Michigan State University
Major(s): Genetics, Health and Society
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Cancer Genetics. Conduct clinical practice and research in medical oncology, focusing on cancer treatments and prevention.

Alexandra Zetye
Institution: Oakland University
Major(s): Bioengineering, Mathematics
Career Goals: Dual M.D./Ph.D in Bioengineering. Conduct research in medical nanotechnology and teach at the university level.

Minnesota

Eric Joseph Bowman
Institution: Augsburg College
Major(s): Biology, Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Chemical Pathology. Conduct research on the mechanisms of disease and teach at a university.

Monica Anna Gates
Institution: Wellesley College
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience. Conduct research in cognitive and systems neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Moriana Haj
Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in organic chemistry and teach at a research university.

Christi Peterson
Institution: Grinnell College
Major(s): Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science or Chemistry. Conduct research in materials science and teach at the university level.

Morgan Taylor Rea
Institution: Loras College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Spanish
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Conduct research in chemical physics and teach at the university level

Erik Andrew Sathe
Institution: University of Saint Thomas
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

Thomas James Smit
Institution: Coe College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Gravitational Physics. Conduct research in quantum gravitational while working at NASA, and tutor at the graduate level.

Caleb Vogt
Institution: Michigan Technological University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Medicine
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. Work as clinician-scientist and conduct cross-functional clinical research in biomedical engineering.

Mississippi

Cameron Clarke
Institution: Mississippi State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: I plan on getting a Ph.D. in Particle Physics and and using it to pursue research in medium energy particle physics and teach at a research university

Laken Leona Kendrick
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi
Major(s): Polymer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research to improve drug delivery methods.

Shannon Kate Thompson
Institution: Mississippi State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Using biochemistry and biotechnology, I will solve fundamental questions in mammalian reproduction and genomics as an academic researcher.

Missouri

Wes Hauser
Institution: Wabash College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Plant Science. Conduct research in plant microbiology, ecology, and evolution while teaching at the university level.

Pari Jafari
Institution: University of Missouri-Columbia
Major(s): Biological Science, Classical Studies
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Bacteriology. Conduct research in bacterial pathogenesis; teach at graduate/medical school level.

Christina Danielle Kreisch
Institution: Washington University-St. Louis
Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in cosmology and general relativity and teach at the university level.

Julia Zhao
Institution: Rice University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in biomedical engineering.

Montana

Ryan Hensleigh
Institution: Montana Tech of the Univ of Montana
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in nanotechnology and work for the government or private industry.

Cassia S. Wagner
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Virology. Conduct virus research and teach at the university level.

Nebraska

Keenan James Hawekotte
Institution: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in applied mathematics and teach at the university level.

Celeste Ritter Labedz
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major(s): Geology, Physics
Career Goals: I will pursue a Ph.D. in Geophysics and conduct geophysical research at a national laboratory or become a professor at a research university.

New Hampshire

Rebecca Jean Wiles
Institution: University of Connecticut
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in organic chemistry as a senior scientist at a pharmaceutical company.

New Jersey

Macauley Smith Breault
Institution: Muhlenberg College
Major(s): Physical Science, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research on neural prosthetics and teach at the university level.

Daniel Chawla
Institution: The College of New Jersey
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct translational research, combining concepts from molecular biology and mathematics to advance the field of medicine.

Alice Chen Liaw
Institution: University of Scranton
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Philosophy
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Cell Biology. Conduct research in an academic research center, and participate in clinical work directly related to my research.

Alexandra DeMaio
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in quantum gravity and teach at the university level.

Erica Leigh Gorenberg
Institution: Ursinus College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: I will obtain a Ph.D. in Neurobiology, and pursue research on the neurobiology of disease and neurodegeneration in an academic setting

SeHwan Kim
Institution: Villanova University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Research in signal processing and its applications.

Alison Jane McCarthy
Institution: Hobart William Smith Colleges
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution. Conduct research in conservation biology.

Dylan James McClung
Institution: The College of New Jersey
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics. Conduct research on genetics of microorganisms and teach at the university level.

Aubrey Paris
Institution: Ursinus College
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct research in alternative energy strategies involving catalysis.

Neal Shah
Institution: Allegheny College
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in Neuroscience; treat patients with respiratory or neurological disorders.

Shivem Bharat Shah
Institution: Boston University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and teach at a university level.

Russell Spiewak
Institution: Yeshiva University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in physics and teach at the university level.

Sarah Chaviva Turner
Institution: Skidmore College
Major(s): Geoscience, Environmental Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Paleoclimatology and Geochemistry. Pursue research in paleoclimatology and paleoclimate model development.

Xiaoling Yu
Institution: Amherst College
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Genetics. Conduct research in biochemistry or genetics, treat patients, and teach in a medical school.

New York

Ryan M. Bouck
Institution: Union College
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research in synthesis and characterization of novel metal oxides and teach at the university level

Nicholas Crispi
Institution: CUNY Hunter College
Major(s): Mathematics, Economics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in pure mathematics and teach at the university level.

Alex De De Palma
Institution: SUNY at Albany
Major(s): Materials Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science/Engineering. Conduct research focusing on alternative energy technologies.

Benjamin Kyle Derby
Institution: American University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Engineering or Condensed Matter Physics. Conduct electronics research at national research facility.

Stephen Grant
Institution: Stony Brook University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry. Conduct research in biological chemistry and become a professor.

Ascanio Guarini
Institution: Swarthmore College
Major(s): Engineering, Computer Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Develop novel strategies for targeted drug delivery and therapeutic monitoring using micro/nanoscale devices.

Kevin Bradley Howard
Institution: Canisius College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in mathematical and computational physics and teach at the university level.

Bledi Hysa
Institution: Vassar College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. Conduct biomedical research in Microbiology & Immunology and focus on developing clinical trials for treating diseases in these fields.

Stephanie Kong
Institution: University at Buffalo
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Become a chemical engineering research professor at a major research university.

Rada-Mayya Kostadinova
Institution: CUNY Borough of Manhattan Com College
Major(s): Science
Career Goals: DDS in Dental Surgery, MDS of Dental Surgery. Conduct research in dental science and teach at dental university level.

Margaret Ruth Lindeman
Institution: Bowdoin College
Major(s): Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Career Goals: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography and Applied Mathematics. Mathematical modeling of ice-ocean dynamics and teach at a university.

Matthew Cornell Loring
Institution: Cornell University
Major(s): Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in programming language design.

Kristina Monakhova
Institution: University at Buffalo
Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Research advanced concepts in space systems and head a multi-disciplinary space systems research laboratory.

Michael Francis O'Boyle
Institution: SUNY College at Geneseo
Major(s): Physics, Music Performance
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Perform research in General Relativity and contribute to the gravitational wave astronomy effort while teaching at a university.

Rebecca Alexis Senft
Institution: Swarthmore College
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience. Conduct neurophysiological research and teach at the university level.

Jeffrey Adam Smith
Institution: Clarkson University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct industrial research in modeling of nano-scale devices and integrated circuits before returning to academia.

Mason B. Sutorius
Institution: Clarkson University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in bionics and wearable biomedical devices and teach at the university level.

Joshua Brett Wadler
Institution: University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Major(s): Meteorology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Meteorology. Conduct research on tropical cloud microphysics and teach at the university level.

Shannon Phelan Wetzler
Institution: Harvey Mudd College
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in biochemistry and teach at the university level.

Shayne Davis Wierbowski
Institution: University of Scranton
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Cellular Biology or Computational Biology. Conduct research.

Jennifer Zagelbaum
Institution: CUNY Hunter College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in molecular biology and teach at the university level.

Lucinda Zawadzki
Institution: CUNY College of Staten Island
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Environmental Science. Conduct research on effects of pollution on marine ecosystems.

North Carolina

Jessica Marie Avila
Institution: Nash Community College
Major(s): Pharmaceutical Sciences
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Conduct research in pharmaceutical development and production in an industrial setting.

Cameron Hill Feriante
Institution: Georgia Southern University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in chemical design and synthesis in either industrial or academic setting.

North Dakota

Caitlyn Wolf
Institution: University of North Dakota
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in a government lab in the field of sustainable energy.

Ohio

Andrew Nickolas Abboud
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Biological Science, Religious Studies
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct biomedical research to suggest targets for immunotherapies and to teach at the graduate and professional levels.

Amie Renee Baker
Institution: Ball State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic hemistry. Conduct research as a synthetic organic chemist in an industrial setting.

Marie Blatnik
Institution: Cleveland State University
Major(s): Physics, Electrical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in High-Energy Nuclear Physics. Conduct research in high-energy semi-bound states while teaching the next generation of scientists.

Melissa Ann Boswell
Institution: University of Akron
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomechanics. Continue research in biomedical engineering including dynamics of the human body and become a professor.

Jason Elliot Ford
Institution: Ohio State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physical/Theoretical Chemistry. Conduct research on materials and teach at the university level.

Sophia Shuoying Hu
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: M.D/Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Conduct translational research to find non-toxic alternatives to cancer therapy and teach at the university level.

Nirbhay Suman Jain
Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: My goal is to join the faculty at a major research institution/medical school. I wish to perform research in biophysics and have a clinical practice.

Philip Griffith Kellogg
Institution: Otterbein College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in neutrino physics and teach at the university level.

Cody Michael Kent
Institution: Ohio Wesleyan University
Major(s): Zoology
Career Goals: Ph.D. In Zoology. Conduct research in Ornithology and teach at the university level.

Kimberly Lynn Kraus
Institution: Ohio University
Major(s): Neuroscience, Psychology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in neurodegeneration and develop novel treatment options.

Eric Steven Lee
Institution: Miami University-Oxford
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Medicine
Career Goals: MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct laboratory research in biomedical science and translate findings to the classroom and to patient care.

Michael Glenn Markesbery
Institution: Miami University-Oxford
Major(s): Zoology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Endocrinology and M.D. with a specialty in endocrine surgery. Conduct research on obesity genes and be a practicing endocrine surgeon.

Amanda Lynn Steinhebel
Institution: College of Wooster
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Particle Physics. Conduct research at a national laboratory.

Oklahoma

Qianyu Wang
Institution: Wesleyan University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in disease prevention and become a faculty member at an academic institution.

Michael Eric West
Institution: University of Arkansas-Main Campus
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Atomic Physics and Chemistry. Conduct research in NMR imaging and teach at the university level.

Oregon

Kalia Sakaye Irinaga Bistolas
Institution: Occidental College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Microbiology. Conduct research in microbial ecology and teach at the university level.

Emily Elizabeth Cade
Institution: Oregon State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Research and develop new treatments for various types of cancers.

Jordan Bruno Gegenhuber
Institution: Pacific University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Pursue research in biomolecular science either in academia or in the private sector.

Katherine Marie Murphy
Institution: Stanford University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in plant biochemistry and teach at the university level.

Katelin Delight Stanley
Institution: University of Portland
Major(s): Biology, German
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology. Conduct research in molecular-level plant interactions and teach postsecondary biology.

Johnathan Ryan Van Why
Institution: Oregon State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Robotics. Conduct research in optimal control and teach at the university level.

Pennsylvania

Angela Marie Beck
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct bench-to-bedside translational research in the stem cell or other regenerative field.

Emily Crossette
Institution: Lafayette College
Major(s): Civil Engineering
Career Goals: PhD in Environmental Engineering. Teach and conduct research on sustainable wastewater infrastructure at a top tier university.

James Powell Custer Jr.
Institution: Muhlenberg College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry. Conduct research on alternative energy sources and teach at the university level.

Katie Annmarie Legenski
Institution: Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Energy Engineering. Conduct research to increase efficiency of biofuels and teach at the university level.

Veronika Legkobitova
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in medical robotics and work in field.

Samuel Nicholas Mellon
Institution: Westminster College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astrophysics and teach at the university level or conduct original research at an institution.

Anna Joyce Moyer
Institution: University of Alabama
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics. Conduct research in human genetics at the university level.

Samantha Anne Usman
Institution: Syracuse University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics, leading to a faculty position at a research university. Conduct research in gravitational-wave astrophysics.

Andrea Rose Waksmunski
Institution: Juniata College
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Genomics and Bioinformatics. Conduct research and possibly teach at the university level.

South Carolina

Carson Walker Reed
Institution: College of Charleston
Major(s): Biochemistry, Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in medicinal chemistry focusing on synthesizing novel therapeutic drugs for neurological disorders.

Aquia Richburg
Institution: Morehouse College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Pure Mathematics. Conduct research in either topology or combinatorics and teach at the university level

Daniel Utter
Institution: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Major(s): Marine Science
Career Goals: Ph.D in Marine Biology. Conduct research on biochemical pathways of marine organisms at the cellular level, particularly pathogen/host interactions.

South Dakota

Travis Glenn Buse
Institution: South Dakota School of Mines & Tech
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering. Conduct research in renewable energy and teach at the university level.

Rachel Kathryn Morford
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major(s): Biological Systems Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in gene/drug delivery and tissue scaffolding and teach at the university level.

Aleksey Voznyuk
Institution: Augustana College-Sioux Falls
Major(s): Physics, Religion
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Research in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics and teaching at a college or university level.

Dakota Weathers
Institution: South Dakota State University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Microbiology
Career Goals: My career goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. I hope to research treatments for neurological disorders and diseases at a molecular level.

Tennessee

Christopher Ryan Barnes
Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Major(s): Biological Systems Engineering, Biochemical Sciences
Career Goals: I hope to earn my Ph.D. in Biomolecular Engineering followed by a job in the private sector researching biotechnology.

Samuel Douglas Cupp
Institution: Austin Peay State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in gravitational physics and teach at the university level.

Adrianna Elizabeth Eder
Institution: University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Major(s): Biology, Accounting
Career Goals: M.D. in Public Health & General Preventative Medicine and Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunobiology. Conduct research on microbial pathogenesis.

Chelsea Rebecca Harmon
Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in medicinal chemistry and teach at the university level.

Jonathan W. Herlan
Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D in mechanical engineering. Conduct research with structural acoustics and involve students in research while teaching at the university level.

Elizabeth Anne Juelfs
Institution: Austin Peay State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Dalton Robert Kim
Institution: Southern Methodist University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Biological Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in total synthesis and teach at the university level.

Andrew Messing
Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Major(s): Computer Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Robotics Engineering. Conduct interdisciplinary research in the field of robotics.

Sahba Seddighi
Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research on the biological underpinnings of neurological diseases and teach at the university level.

Travis Charles Tanner
Institution: Austin Peay State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct research in materials science and technology and teach at the university level.

Texas

Amelie Cecile Berger
Institution: Texas A and M University
Major(s): Environmental Geosciences
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainability. Conduct research on climate change and sustainability and teach at the university level.

Emmanuel Yeboah Fordjour
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Major(s): Biology, Microbiology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Microbiology and Infectious diseases. Conduct basic and translational research in infectious diseases and teach at the university level.

Thomas Hill Gibson
Institution: Baylor University
Major(s): Mathematics, Russian
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in numerical analysis, differential equations, and study mathematical structures in physics.

Ryan Joseph Gillis
Institution: Brigham Young University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research solving global energy problems and teach at the university level.

Sara Kendrick
Institution: Southern Methodist University
Major(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Establish an interdisciplinary biomedical engineering lab at a university and conduct cancer-related research.

Michael Anson Lau
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biomaterials. Conduct research in bioengineering and specialize in biomaterial applications in industry.

Jonathan Mishler
Institution: University of Arkansas-Main Campus
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Career Goals: I will pursue a Ph.D. in Physics, after which, I plan on conducting research in materials science at an academic institution

Samantha Christine Parsons
Institution: Saint Edward's University
Major(s): Bioinformatics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Participate in cancer research linking food consumption to epigenetic health.

Jack Reid
Institution: Texas A and M University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in vibratory systems, including plasma, acoustics, and rotating machinery.

Marisa Simon
Institution: University of Houston
Major(s): Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology specializing in cancer research, nutrigenomics and toxicology. Teaching and mentoring at collegiate level.

Christina Stegemoller
Institution: University of Houston
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in elementary particle or astroparticle physics.

Justin Xiangyu Zhong
Institution: University of North Texas
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research for the development of micro and nanotechnologies and teach at the university level.

Utah

David Griffin
Institution: Utah State University
Major(s): Physics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in computational physics and complexity.

Cameron Jay Sargent
Institution: Brigham Young University
Major(s): Molecular Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Synthetic or Molecular Biology. Perform laboratory research to develop innovative and practical applications of modern biological advances.

Austin Reid Spence
Institution: Utah State University
Major(s): Biology, German
Career Goals: I want to pursue a Ph.D. in Physiological Ecology to research how organisms respond physiologically to anthropogenic changes in the environment.

Virginia

Joao Ascensao
Institution: Rice University
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct research in synthetic biology and teach at the university level.

Mark Overton Brown
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Pursue post-doctoral positions, then a university professorship. Both research and teach physics

Andrew Halleran
Institution: College of William and Mary
Major(s): Biology, Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. with a focus on cell biology. Blend basic research and teaching at an undergraduate level with patient care.

Juliana Rose Laszakovits
Institution: University of Mary Washington
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Conduct research in environmental chemistry and teach at a university level.

Johnathan Charles Maza
Institution: College of William and Mary
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Quantitative Clinical Epidemiology. Conduct research on the efficacy of screening tests and novel medicines for patient use.

Washington

Elisa Heather Ahern
Institution: Willamette University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Conduct research in biophysics and work in bioengineering.

Maya Xolal Herzig
Institution: Occidental College
Major(s): Chemistry, Kinesiology
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in molecular surgery at a university hospital.

Thomas John Kolibaba
Institution: Pacific Lutheran University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in industry and later teach and research at a small university.

Evan Jennings Mann
Institution: University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Philosophy
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Pursue research in renewable energy while working at a national lab.

Geoffrey Christopher Martin-Noble
Institution: Haverford College
Major(s): Computer Science, Chemistry
Career Goals: M.S. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in computational and theoretical chemistry and teach at the university level.

Finn Ottey McMichael
Institution: Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
Major(s): Mathematics, Economics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Research and develop risk assessments for a government agency.

Elizabeth Anne Meucci
Institution: University of Puget Sound
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in organic synthesis related to medicinal chemistry and teach at the undergraduate level.

William Everett Walker
Institution: University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct research in computational protein design with a focus on protein therapeutics while teaching at the university level.

Austin David Winkelman
Institution: Whitworth University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

West Virginia

Tuesday BriAnne Moats
Institution: Marshall University
Major(s): Microbiology, Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology
Career Goals: Ph.D. in either Microbiology or Ecology. Conduct research in microbial ecology with a computational emphasis and teach at the university level.

Wisconsin

Jonathan Avery Marks
Institution: Harvard University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science
Career Goals: M.D./Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Conduct translational and basic science research and teach at the university level.

Lucas Reid Sletten
Institution: Saint Olaf College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D in Physics. Conduct research in applied physics and teach in a university setting.

Jonathan Morgan Wheeler
Institution: Andrews University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in gravitational astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Emily Chen Zhang
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Major(s): Bioengineering, Management
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct research in tissue engineering and teach at the university level.