2013 Goldwater Scholars

(Listed by State of Legal Residence)

Alabama

Ameen Barghi
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience. Conduct research in rehabilitation medicine and teach at the university/graduate level.

Miranda Page Collier
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in structural biochemistry and teach at the university level.

Patrick Hugh Donnan
Institution: Auburn University
Major(s): Physics, Music
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. Conduct research in theoretical AMO physics and teach at the university level.

Daniel Reid Irvine
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in topology and teach at the university level.

Arizona

Matthew Domenick Brown
Institution: Arizona State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Conduct research in theoretical and mathematical physics at a research institution.

Daniel Patrick Fried
Institution: University of Arizona
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in machine learning and artificial intelligence in an academic or industrial setting.

Eric Hansen
Institution: University of Arizona
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry. Conduct research on semiconductors for solar energy applications while a professor at a tier 1 university.

Arkansas

Mathias M Bellaiche
Institution: University of Arkansas-Main Campus
Major(s): Biophysics, Biophysical Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D. and Ph.D. in Systems Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science, teach at the university level and treat pediatric patients.

Kaleigh Clary
Institution: Hendrix College
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct machine learning research in industry or at a national laboratory.

Matthew Vincent Gammill
Institution: Hendrix College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in computational and condensed matter physics and teach at the university level.

Konstantin Gruenwald
Institution: Hendrix College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in applied optics. Conduct research in applied optical sciences and teach at the university level.

California

Amin Aalipour
Institution: Stanford University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering. Conduct nano-biotechnology research and teach at a university as a professor of materials science.

Charles Henry Adelmann
Institution: Rice University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biology. Conduct research in cancer biology and teach at the university level.

Daniel Benjamin Boman
Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Work in research and development in alternative energy production and utilization.

Zily Burstein
Institution: Loyola Marymount University
Major(s): Physics, English
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in physics theory and teach at the university level.

Amanda Chen
Institution: University of Rochester
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in therapeutics and targeted delivery and teach at the university level.

Ritankar Das
Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Major(s): Bioengineering, Chemical Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D.in Computational Science and Engineering. Perform bio-molecular simulation research to find new energy sources at a national research lab.

Ria Chandra Domier
Institution: University of Alabama
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Conduct research in regenerative medicine and teach at the university level.

Cullen Josef Faulwell
Institution: Occidental College
Major(s): Mathematics, Economics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in various fields of science using applied mathematics knowledge and teach at the university level.

Kyla Rose Hamling
Institution: Lewis and Clark College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in developmental neurobiology.

Samantha Anne Hsieh
Institution: Washington University-St. Louis
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Conduct basic science research in infectious diseases and teach at the university level.

Brittany Murrae Klemm
Institution: University of the Pacific
Major(s): Geology, Religious Studies
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Structural Geology. Conduct field research in structural geology and tectonics and teach at the university level.

Colleen Loynachan
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering. Conduct research in biomolecular materials group developing materials and devices for clinical applications.

Casey McGrath
Institution: University of Redlands
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Conduct research in quantum mechanical and astrophysical science.

Kyle Shuhert Metcalfe
Institution: Pomona College
Major(s): Geology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Geomicrobiology. Conduct research in microbe-mineral interactions and a teach at the university level.

Mary Nguyen
Institution: University of California-Riverside
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in organic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Chiara Jeun-Ning Elena Ricci-Tam
Institution: University of California-San Diego
Major(s): Molecular Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular/Cell Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

Neeraj Sapra
Institution: University of California-San Diego
Major(s): Computational Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Physics. Conduct research in biophysics and teach at the university level.

Sarah Anne Wong
Institution: University of the Pacific
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goal: D.D.S./Ph.D. in Neurological Science. Conduct research in neuroscience and teach at the dental university level.

Shannon Wongvibulsin
Institution: University of California-Los Angeles
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct translational research and facilitate the communication between bed-side needs and bench-side research.

Constance Wu
Institution: Pomona College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct disease-oriented laboratory research, teach at the university level, and provide patient care.

Colorado

Alissa Bleem
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in biochemical engineering or biomedical engineering and teach at the university level.

Brittany Earle
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research on polymer networks for biomedical applications and teach at the university level.

Christopher Finch
Institution: Amherst College
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Lead an industry team using synthetic biology and genetics to address traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disease.

Kaleb Stephen Roush
Institution: Colorado College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in a biomedical field and teach in academia or work in industry.

Alex Michael Sevit
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Research novel biomaterials used in organ regeneration and teach at the university level.

Connecticut

Alec Christian
Institution: Wake Forest University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in total synthesis, reaction methodology, organometallic catalysis, and teach at the university level.

Samuel Gutekunst
Institution: Harvey Mudd College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Research and teach at a university and involve students in research.

Yumi Kovic
Institution: Connecticut College
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry
Career Goal: M.D. with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in immunological sciences, practice medicine and teach medical students in a teaching hospital.

Ragini Phansalkar
Institution: University of Connecticut
Major(s): Computer Science, Biology
Career Goal: Research scientist (Ph.D.) in Computational Biology. Develop technologies to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.

Delaware

Peter M Attia
Institution: University of Delaware
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct industrial research in nanomaterials.

Florida

Dina Dajani
Institution: University of Miami
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in the neuropsychology field and teach at the university level.

Timothy Duff
Institution: New College of Florida
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics. Teach at the university level.

Noelle Adriana Held
Institution: Stetson University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry. Conduct research at the interface of medicine and geochemistry and teach/mentor students at a university or institution.

Jonas Preston Slackman
Institution: New College of Florida
Major(s): Biology, Natural Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Immunology. Teach and conduct research at the university and graduate level.

Matthew Campbell Vedrin
Institution: Florida State University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research on sustainable energy, alternative energy, and energy efficiency while teaching at a university.

Georgia

Eric Chen
Institution: Princeton University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematics and teach at the university level.

Aaron Lamar Featherston
Institution: Mercer University-Main Campus
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Conduct research to develop novel cancer therapeutics at a research university.

Gautam Goel
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major(s): Applied and Computational Mathematics, Computer Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Develop the next generation of bioinformatics algorithms and teach at a university.

Jung Hyun Lee
Institution: Ohio Wesleyan University
Major(s): Zoology, Psychology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Animal Behavior. Conduct research in visual and acoustic communication of marine megafauna and teach at graduate level.

Jiexi Liao
Institution: Kennesaw State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering. Conduct research in biomolecular science and teach at the university level.

Hawaii

Eric Liaw
Institution: Stanford University
Major(s): Computational Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biology. Conduct research in quantitative molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and teach at the university level.

Idaho

Fiorella Carla Grandi
Institution: Washington State University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in cell biology, teach at the university level and improve scientific literacy among the public.

Rebecca La Verne Winzer
Institution: University of Idaho
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: I want to get my Ph.D. in Physics, then teach and conduct research at the university level. I want to specialize in nuclear or medical physics.

Illinois

Nikhil Bommakanti
Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

Gabriella Tamar Heller
Institution: Pomona College
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goal: Earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

Jane Huang
Institution: University of Chicago
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astronomy. Conduct research in astrochemistry at a national laboratory.

Nicholas Jones
Institution: Carleton College
Major(s): Computer Science, Statistics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Statistics. Conduct research in machine learning and provide enrichment opportunities for high school students in math and computer science.

Noah Roth Mandell
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in theoretical and computational plasma physics with direct applications to producing nuclear fusion.

David Louis Schmid
Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Quantum Physics. Conduct research in quantum physics and teach at the university level.

Benjamin Allan Seitzman
Institution: Indiana University at Bloomington
Major(s): Mathematics, Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Jeffrey Bond Wang
Institution: Harvard University
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Systems Biology. Conduct research on taking mathematical approaches to human health questions and pursue public education policy.

Indiana

Ryan Joseph Farrell
Institution: Purdue University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Statistics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neurobiology. Conduct research into mental illness and teach at the university level.

John David Hoover
Institution: DePauw University
Major(s): Computer Science, Biochemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics. Develop technology to implement an international central medical database to enhance medical care and research.

Katherine Ann Moravec
Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in regenerative medicine and teach at the university level.

Manan Raval
Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in photonics and laser technology.

Jordan M. Venderley
Institution: Indiana University at Bloomington
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry. Conduct research in theoretical chemistry and teach at the university level.

Jason Walsman
Institution: Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis
Major(s): Environmental Science, Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Ecology. Conduct research in theoretical eclogy, work on applied ecology projects in developing nations, and teach at the university level.

Iowa

Joseph Arthur Christensen
Institution: Creighton University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in bioorganic synthesis and teach at the university level.

Alexander Michael Greiner
Institution: Luther College
Major(s): Biology, Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D/Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct translational medical research and develop new treatment models for understudied cardiac and neurologic diseases.

Patrick Donald Brown Lopatto
Institution: Washington University-St. Louis
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in harmonic analysis and teach at the university level.

Adam Joseph Riesselman
Institution: Drake University
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in crop genetics in an industrial or academic setting.

Kansas

Jenny Barriga
Institution: Kansas State University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct basic research on cells and cell function.

Qi Chen
Institution: University of Kansas
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. I will be a PI at a top university, examining computational tools to design more efficient chemical processes and agents.

Lianna Dang
Institution: University of Kansas
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in nanomaterials for renewable and sustainable energy at a Tier-1 research university.

Kentucky

Hillary Brooke Asberry
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry. Conduct research on reaction mechanisms and the development of analytical instrumentation at a national laboratory.

David Emory Brown
Institution: Western Kentucky University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in environmental technology and eventually teach at the university level.

Josiah Paul Hanna
Institution: University of Kentucky
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in automated planning under uncertainty or machine learning for a private sector company.

Suraj Kannan
Institution: University of Louisville
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Regenerative Medicine. Conduct research in the mechanisms of stem cells and develop therapies for a variety of clinical pathologies.

Louisiana

Bruno Gabriel Beltran
Institution: Louisiana State Univ and A and M College
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Conduct research in computational fluid dynamics and teach at the university level.

Corey Raymond Landry
Institution: Louisiana State Univ and A and M College
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Develop point-of-care diagnostic devices to streamline medical care in refugee camps and developing world clinics.

Maryland

Julia Leigh Button
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ
Major(s): Biological Science, Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Conduct cancer biology research and teach at the university level.

Fang Cao
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Neuroscience, Computer Science
Career Goal: I will pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. I will develop manipulation-ready models of pathogenic neuronal circuits and teach at the university level.

Bryan Tyler Ek
Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major(s): Applied Mathematics, Physics
Career Goal: Master's and Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in graph or number theory.

Nilay Kumar
Institution: Columbia University in the City of NY
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Fundamental Physics. Conduct research in fundamental (particle) physics and teach at the university level.

Stephen Randall
Institution: University of Maryland-College Park
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Conduct research in high-energy physics and grand unification.

Aparna Sajja
Institution: George Washington University
Major(s): Biology, Philosophy
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Cardiology/Neuroscience. Conduct NIH funded neurovascular translational research and teach at the university level.

Massachusetts

Maria Sophia Asdourian
Institution: Boston College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neurobiology/M.D. in Neurology. Conduct research on the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and apply findings to a clinical setting.

Marie Diana Calapa
Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Major(s): Astrophysics, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in galaxy formation and evolution and teach at the university level.

Kathryn A Coe
Institution: Colby College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in medical biochemistry.

Tessa DiDonato
Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Microbiology. Conduct research in infectious diseases and teach at the university level.

Emily R Flynn
Institution: Smith College
Major(s): Computer Science, Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Biology. Conduct research in computational structural biology and teach and mentor students at a university.

Noah Alexander Kurinsky
Institution: Tufts University
Major(s): Engineering Physics, Astrophysics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in particle physics or high energy astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Carolyn Lanzkron
Institution: MassBay Community College
Major(s): Forensic DNA Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Entomology. Conduct research in entomological genetics and teach at the university level.

Rebecca Marton
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Stem Cell Biology. Conduct research regarding the application of adult stem cells in regenerative medicine as a university professor.

Brendan Thomas Quinlivan
Institution: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Teach at university level. Help improve engineering education practices and conducting research in wearable robotics.

Joshua Saul Yarmush
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Teach at a major research university and conduct translational research in biomedical engineering.

Michigan

Erik Bates
Institution: Michigan State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Perform research in a pure or applied discipline while teaching at the collegiate level.

Kayla Janean Felger
Institution: Michigan State University
Major(s): Chemistry, Human Biology
Career Goal: Design biomedical materials that are both affordable and made from renewable resources. Ph.D. in organic chemistry.

Daniel John Kriz
Institution: Princeton University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematics and teach at the university level.

Joshua Bruce Kurtz
Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major(s): Biological Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D in Biochemistry. Perform research in biochemistry and teach at the research university level.

Nicole Lynn Michmerhuizen
Institution: Calvin College
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science. Design and develop pharmaceutical drugs for effective use.

Abigail Joy Streelman
Institution: Calvin College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Biology. Conduct research in public health and teach at the university level.

John Richard Strikwerda
Institution: Calvin College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry. Conduct research in the medical sciences.

Raymond Strobel
Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct research in Organometallic catalysis and teach at the university level.

Sandya Subramanian
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomedical science and engineering and work in industry

Minnesota

Ryan Christian Augustin
Institution: University of Saint Thomas
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in cancer biology. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

Brian Cornille
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Engineering Physics, Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Engineering Physics or Physics. Conduct research that works towards the grand challenge of developing fusion power.

Sara Ehlert
Institution: Brigham Young University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in biomedical devices and teach at the university level.

John Robert Emmons
Institution: Drake University
Major(s): Computer Science, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. Conduct interdisciplinary research in digital electronics and quantum physics for a research team in industry.

Kirt Christian Leadbetter
Institution: University of North Dakota
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in electro-chemistry/deposition of metals from ionic liquids and teach at a research university.

Karen Leopold
Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major(s): Biochemistry, Genetics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in genetics and protein structure and function and teach at the university level.

Maxwell W Shinn
Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major(s): Neuroscience, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience. Conduct research in theoretical neuroscience and teach at the university level.

James Kenneth Trevathan
Institution: Gustavus Adolphus College
Major(s): Physics, Pre-Medicine
Career Goal: Ph.D./M.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Hold an academic position and conduct research in medical imaging.

Allison Martha Zank
Institution: Augsburg College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct biofilm research and develop over-the-counter dental products.

Mississippi

Arslan Arshad
Institution: University of South Alabama
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and MD. Conduct neuroregenerative research, study its applications, and teach at a post graduate institution.

Matthew Samuel Berk
Institution: Mississippi State University
Major(s): Aeronautical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Aerodynamics. Conduct research in low Reynolds number aerodynamics.

Hannah Camille Roberts
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: I plan to pursue a M.D./Ph.D. in the field of biochemistry or cancer biology in order to conduct research in the field of chemotherapy drug development.

Michael Sims
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi
Major(s): Polymer Science, Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Conduct research in novel chemotherapeutic drugs and delivery methods.

Missouri

Michael G Dieterle
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Microbiology with an M.D. in Infectious Disease. Conduct infectious disease research, teach and treat patients at a university medical center

Conor Jordan Fellin
Institution: University of Tulsa
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research on computer security and teach at the university level.

Eric McLaran Sawyer
Institution: Davidson College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in molecular biology.

Montana

Adair Louise Borges
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Microbiology
Career Goal: Ph.D in Microbiology. Conduct research on medically relevant microorganisms and teach at the university level.

Helen Tatiana Hobbs
Institution: Oregon State University
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biophysics
Career Goal: Ph.D in Biochemistry. Conduct research in biochemistry/biophysics and teach at a university.

Kimberly Ledger
Institution: University of Montana-Missoula
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Ecology. Conduct research on community ecology and species interactions, especially in the field, and teach at a research university.

Joseph Michael Mitzel
Institution: Montana Tech of the Univ of Montana
Major(s): Environmental Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Pursue a research career in advanced wastewater treatment methods and technologies.

Brian John Redman
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Career Goal: I plan to study instrument design with a focus on devices that have applications in research as well as beyond the scientific community.

Jeni Sorli
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and teach/research at university level. Focus in clean energy and renewable transportation fuels.

Hannah Weaver
Institution: Lafayette College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Conduct research in quantum optics and teach at the university level.

Nebraska

Daniel Jay Geschwender
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Research artificial intelligence at a research university or industrial research laboratory.

Steven Alan Parkison
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. In Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in electrical engineering and teach at the university level.

Nevada

Steven Ray DelaCruz
Institution: University of Nevada-Reno
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in solar energy and teach at the university level.

Hannah Shoenhard
Institution: Scripps College
Major(s): Neuroscience, Philosophy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research in cellular neuroscience and teach at a university level.

New Hampshire

Odin Achorn
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in alternative energy and/or sustainable materials.

Katherine Lynn Schutt
Institution: Saint Michael's College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Use chemical syntheses to understand and outline complex disease pathways.

Grace Valeria Tilton
Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Major(s): Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. Teach at the university level and conduct research in space vehicle dynamics and control.

New Jersey

Gilad Barach
Institution: Yeshiva University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Advanced degree in Physics. Devise and develop new products in the high-tech industry.

Christopher Michael Dundas
Institution: University at Buffalo
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biological Engineering. Conduct research in protein engineering at a research university and lead a group developing protein therapeutics.

Philip Joseph Grayeski
Institution: University of Georgia
Major(s): Genetics, Chemistry
Career Goal: As an M.D./Ph.D. Geneticist, I intend to found a nucleic acid-based therapy pharmaceutical biotech to research and treat cancers and hereditary disorders.

David Klein Kolchmeyer
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in high energy physics and teach at the university level.

David Antonio Monteiro
Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in arthrology and teach at the university level.

Ellis Marhsal Ratner
Institution: Bowdoin College
Major(s): Computer Science, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Robotics. Conduct research on robotics and artificial intelligence and teach at the university level.

Kamal Shah
Institution: Rice University
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in low-cost, molecular bioengineering techniques and teach at the university level.

Tyler Shimko
Institution: University of Utah
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in gene expression and regulation and teach at the university level.

Farrah Yhee
Institution: Wellesley College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in topology and teach at the university level.

New Mexico

Peter Kalugin
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Molecular/Cellular Biology, Mathematics
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Cell Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science that can be directly applied to the treatment of patients.

Lindsay Nicole Redman
Institution: New Mexico State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in either Biochemistry or Radiochemistry. Conduct research in biomedical science for the health industry.

New York

Madelyn Ball
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in chemical engineering on alternative energy topics.

Kimberly Bogardus
Institution: Hamilton College
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in biomedical science, specifically focused on immunology.

Christopher James Gerry
Institution: Amherst College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Conduct research in bioorganic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Peter Patrick Giattini
Institution: Stony Brook University
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in organic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Anthony J Graves-McCleary
Institution: Vassar College
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in pure mathematics and teach at the university level.

Eli Grunblatt
Institution: Yeshiva University
Major(s): Chemistry, Biology
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Conduct translational research in the field of Molecular Oncology and teach at the university level.

Douglas James Kenny
Institution: University of Delaware
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in chemical biology and teach at the university level.

Joseph Alexander Landolina
Institution: Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomaterials. Conduct research in biomaterials and create innovative products that improve medical care.

Joseph A Langan
Institution: University of New England
Major(s): Marine Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Marine Science. Conduct research in fisheries sustainability and management.

Carolyn Marie Levinn
Institution: SUNY College at Geneseo
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry. Conduct research on medicinal natural product extraction, isolation, and application; teach at a research university.

Yarong Lin
Institution: Clarkson University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in the field of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and teach at the university level.

Jon Carter Loftus
Institution: Cornell University
Major(s): Biological Science, Natural Resources
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Animal Behavior. Research social animal behavior and teach as a professor at an esteemed university

Devin McMahon
Institution: Cornell University
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Ecology. Conduct research on ecosystem dynamics and potential management options.

Kristina Navrazhina
Institution: CUNY Hunter College
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Conduct research and teach at the university level.

Zachary Tyler Olmsted
Institution: SUNY at Albany
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Nanoengineering. Conduct research for interfacing biological and synthetic components in tissue engineering and become an HHMI investigator.

Matthew Thomas Ruis
Institution: Marist College
Major(s): Environmental Science and Policy, Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology. Conduct research on toxins released into the environment and their effects on ecosystems.

Tyler Gordon St. Denis
Institution: Columbia University in the City of NY
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Develop novel antimicrobials at a research institution/university.

Phillip Michael Tucciarone
Institution: University at Buffalo
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Serve as a leading researcher and educator at a distinguished research university.

Pinguang Yang
Institution: Clarkson University
Major(s): Biochemical Sciences, Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: M.D. in Oncology and Ph.D. in cancer research. Conduct cancer research to find methods of curing cancer in academia.

Alla M Zamarayeva
Institution: CUNY City College
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research on energy storage and carbon free energy production systems and teach at the university level.

North Carolina

Morgan Elizabeth Carter
Institution: North Carolina State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Teach at a university level and conduct research in functional genomics.

Kathryn Elizabeth Driest
Institution: Washington and Lee University
Major(s): Biological Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research and teach at the university level.

Nadine Yamila Jansen
Institution: North Carolina A & T State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Combinatorics. Conduct research in Combinatorics and teach at the university level.

Cody Allen Melton
Institution: North Carolina State University
Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematical Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Astrophysics. I plan to become a research professor at a top university.

Julie R Robinson
Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research on pharmaceutical development and production in an industrial setting.

Patrick Short
Institution: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Major(s): Applied and Computational Mathematics, Biology
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D in Genetics. Conduct clinical research in the genetic basis of disease and personalized medicine.

Eric Whitmire
Institution: North Carolina State University
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in bioelectricity and biomedical devices.

Yaohua Xue
Institution: Duke University
Major(s): Chemistry, Economics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science and teach at the university level.

North Dakota

David Eckman
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Industrial Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Operations Research. Conduct research in decision-analytic modeling and teach at a top-tier research university.

Ohio

Renee Elizabeth Calderon
Institution: University of Akron
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research in biomedical engineering at a university or national laboratory.

Drew Michael DeLorenzo
Institution: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Major(s): Marine Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Career Goal: I will earn a Masters in Coral Genetics and a Ph.D. in Genetic Engineering to restore populations of endangered corals through conservation genetics.

Sarah Katherine Foster
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Major(s): Biochemistry, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biophysics. Conduct research in molecular biophysics and teach at the university level.

Morgan Andrew Hammer
Institution: Ohio Northern University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry, Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: Earn a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Conduct research in photochemistry and teach at the university level.

Braden Jay Hancock
Institution: Brigham Young University
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Mentor a research group in multiobjective/multidisciplinary design methodology at the university level.

Zachary Hugh Harvey
Institution: College of Wooster
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: PhD. in Chemical Biology or Biochemistry. Conduct research while teaching at the college level.

James Tong Morton
Institution: Miami University-Oxford Major(s): Computer Science Electrical Engineering Career Goal: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Conduct data mining research on biological systems.

Sheena Patel
Institution: Harvey Mudd College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in experimental physics.

James Porter
Institution: University of Chicago
Major(s): Biological Science
Career Goal: Ph.D in Molecular Genetics. Conduct research on developmental genetics and teach at the university level.

Jonathan Wendall Reeves
Institution: College of Wooster
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology. Conduct research on developing valid cross-cultural diagnostic techniques for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ravi Uday Sheth
Institution: Rice University
Major(s): Bioengineering, Policy Studies
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Conduct research in Synthetic Biology and teach at the university level.

Elliot Aaron Wells
Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in number theory and teach at the university level.

Oklahoma

Tobias Bothwell
Institution: University of Arkansas-Main Campus
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Computational research of phenomena relating to quantum theory, particularly charge transport.

Irving Dai
Institution: Harvard University
Major(s): Pure Mathematics, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in pure mathematics or mathematical physics and teach at the university level.

Caleb Andrew Lareau
Institution: University of Tulsa
Major(s): Mathematics, ACS Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics. Become a principal investigator at a research institution to study the genetic basis of complex diseases.

Alexander Oliver Mann
Institution: University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Major(s): Microbiology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research in biomedical science and work as a principal investigator at a research institute.

Aaron Layne Sharpe
Institution: Rice University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research at a national lab or in industry.

Oregon

Alexander Louis Carlson
Institution: Point Loma Nazarene University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Conduct research in pharmaceutical science in the field of autism and related disorders.

Claire Couch
Institution: University of Portland
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Virology. Conduct research in virus ecology and viral evolution.

Yale Fan
Institution: Harvard University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical High Energy Physics. Conduct research in string theory and phenomenology and teach at the university level.

James Daniel Gaynor
Institution: University of Portland
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, M.S. Materials Science. Research nanomaterials for application in biomedicine and energy, and teach at the university level.

Thomas Andrew Pitts
Institution: Oregon State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in mathematics education and theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on algebra and number theory.

William Rathje
Institution: University of Puget Sound
Major(s): Computer Science, English Literature
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computer Science. Conduct research in proteomics using bioinformatics techniques and teach at the university level.

Sebastian Luke Scofield
Institution: University of Dallas
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Ecology or Evolutionary Biology. Conduct research in ecology and evolutionary biology and teach at the university level.

Justin Zhang
Institution: Oregon State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cell Biology. Conduct research in cancer biology and teach at the university level.

Pennsylvania

Rishon Benjamin
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Apply experimental and computational modeling techniques to develop clean and efficient alternate energy sources.

Emily Buck
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research in the field of polymer science to develop applications such as water filtration.

Dominic Castanzo
Institution: Ursinus College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cellular or Developmental Biology. Conduct research in cellular-developmental biology and teach at the university level.

Bren Ezekiel Cole
Institution: Albright College
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Conduct inorganic chemistry research and teach at the university level.

John Collin Groh
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in condensed matter theory and teach at the university level.

Weston Kevin Kightlinger
Institution: University of Tulsa
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Research and develop biofuels technology.

Matthew Kilgore
Institution: Lehigh University
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Math or Computer Science. Conduct research at the intersection of Math and Computer Science and perhaps teach at university level.

Michael Nites
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Industrial Engineering, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Operations Research. Conduct research in process modeling and computational techniques applied to healthcare and teach at university level.

Thomas Clark Norton
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics or Mathematics. Conduct research in theoretical physics or mathematics and teach at the university level.

Daniel James O'Hara
Institution: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Major(s): Geology, Computer Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Tectonic Geophysics. Conduct research in crustal processes at tectonically active areas around the world and teach at the university level.

Joana Petrescu
Institution: Villanova University
Major(s): Biochemistry, French
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Pediatric Oncology and Cancer Biology. Conduct biomedical research which can be translated into novel patient therapies.

Kevin Paul Seltzer
Institution: Loyola College in Maryland
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, specializing in mathematical physics, particle physics or cosmology. Conduct research and teach at the university level.

Andrew Michael Seredinski
Institution: Washington and Lee University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related engineering field. Work in research and development and possibly teach at the university level.

Shannon Spencer
Institution: Saint Joseph's University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Conduct research on protein interactions and disease mechanisms. Translate findings for applications in patient care.

Jonathan Timcheck
Institution: Ohio State University
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in high energy particle physics and teach at the university level.

Andrew Zigerelli
Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in computational mathematics and teach at university level.

South Carolina

Scott Robert Cole
Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroengineering. Engage in post-doctoral research and pursue an academic career continuing research while teaching and mentoring students.

Brenna Norton-Baker
Institution: College of Charleston
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Conduct research in medicinal chemistry, specifically investigating novel chemotherapies.

Mackenzie Ann Sunday
Institution: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Major(s): Neuroscience, Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience. Conduct research in cognitive neuroscience and teach at the university level.

Erica Renee Tracey
Institution: College of Charleston
Major(s): Biology, Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Biological Neuroscience. Conduct neurobiological research and teach at the university level.

South Dakota

Ruthellen Hope Tornberg
Institution: Augustana College-Sioux Falls
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Conduct biochemistry translational research in a clinical setting.

Tennessee

Christopher Robyn Hayes
Institution: Austin Peay State University
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in High Energy Particle Physics. Pursue research of fundamental theories behind structure of matter and teach at the university level.

Kristen Knight
Institution: Austin Peay State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Statistics. Conduct research in distribution theory and its applications, and teach at the university level.

Melissa Lee
Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Major(s): Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research into the molecular and cellular biology of neurodegenerative disease and teach at the university level.

Joshua David Moon
Institution: University of Alabama
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in material design in industry and later teach at the university level.

Robert Daniel Murphy
Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Major(s): Physics, Philosophy
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Atomic Physics. Research exotic states of matter such as Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases.

Texas

Eric Alt
Institution: Southern Methodist University
Major(s): Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in chemistry and possibly teach at the university level.

Lindsey Michelle Brier
Institution: University of Houston
Major(s): Mathematical Sciences
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Conduct research in pharmaceutical chemistry and teach at the university level.

Macrina Rae Butler
Institution: Hendrix College
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Physiology. Conduct research on neonatal respiration, practice neonatology clinically, and teach at the university level.

Kevin Chen
Institution: University of North Texas
Major(s): Genetics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics. Conduct research in bioinformatics and teach at the university level.

Bonnie Cole
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular and Developmental Biology. Conduct research in molecular and developmental biology and teach at the university level.

John Easum
Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ-Florida
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Career Goal: M.S. in Engineering Physics. Develop knowledge based problem solving software for spacecraft engineering and operation.

Stephen A Filippone
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Materials Science Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Conduct research and teach at the university level.

Sai Prashanth Gourisankar
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Liberal Arts
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Materials Science. Conduct research in nanomaterials and catalysis, and teach at the university level.

Matthew William Krenik
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Major(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in signal processing and teach at the university level.

Daniel Roy Miller
Institution: Texas A and M University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematical Science
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Conduct research in renewable energy through mathematical modeling and system design.

Victor Alonso Rodriguez
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in theoretical physics, with a focus in high-energy physics, and teach at the university level.

Elijah Lee Stevens
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in the field of Rocket Propulsion/atmospheric re-entry. Teach at the university level.

Helen Xiong
Institution: University of North Texas
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in applied physics and materials science, and teach at the university level.

Utah

Annicka Kae Carter
Institution: University of Utah
Major(s): Bioengineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Translational Biology. Conduct research that works directly with physicians and patients, and teach at the university level.

Jonathan Tyler Gish
Institution: Utah State University
Major(s): Chemistry, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astro/Nuclear Chemistry. Conduct research in physical chemistry and teach at the university level.

Jordan Christopher Rozum
Institution: Utah State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Vermont

Samuel Michael Bashevkin
Institution: Tufts University
Major(s): Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Marine Biology. Conduct research in marine biology and teach at the university level.

Benjamin Michael Rouleau
Institution: University of Vermont
Major(s): Civil Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Conduct and apply research to improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability in transportation engineering and planning.

Lucas Stanley Viani
Institution: Union College
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in the field of astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Virginia

Davis Blalock
Institution: University of Virginia
Major(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cognitive Science
Career Goal: Ph.D in Electrical Engineering. Use affordable medical devices to bring healthcare to poverty-stricken communities.

Jared David Hallett
Institution: Williams College
Major(s): Mathematics, Chinese
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mathematics. Conduct research in number theory and teach at the university level.

Nathaniel Hlavin
Institution: Catholic University of America
Major(s): Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. Conduct research in high energy physics at an accelerator facility and teach at the university level.

James Robert Janopaul-Naylor
Institution: College of William and Mary
Major(s): Neuroscience, Mathematics
Career Goal: M.D. and Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience. Conduct medical research, treat patients, and teach at the university level.

Kathryn Moore
Institution: Colby College
Major(s): Environmental Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography. Conduct research in marine and atmospheric biogeochemistry.

Kushal Seetharam
Institution: Duke University
Major(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research in electromagnetics and photonics using computational methods and teach at the university level.

Justin Charles Strickland
Institution: Davidson College
Major(s): Psychology, Biology
Career Goal: Ph.D. In Neuroscience. Conduct research in behavioral pharmacology and teach at the university level.

Ellen D Zhong
Institution: University of Virginia
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in computational molecular simulation and teach at the university level.

Washington

Sarah Elizabeth Brewer
Institution: Washington State University
Major(s): Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Plant Biology. Conduct research in molecular plant sciences and teach at the university level.

Siduo Jiang
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Major(s): Chemistry, Biology
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology. Conduct basic and translational research related to the infectious diseases and teach at a university level.

Serena Liu
Institution: Dartmouth College
Major(s): Biology, Economics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Genetics/Bioinformatics. Conduct research in genetics and teach at the university level.

Mike Lotto
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Major(s): Aerospace Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. Perform experimental research in Bioastronautics to advance the sciences and technology that support life in space.

Stefan Anders Mellem
Institution: Saint Olaf College
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics; enter a career in research focused on theoretical and simulation-based physics.

Nicholas Negretti
Institution: Washington State University
Major(s): Microbiology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences. Conduct research in microbiology.

Kevin Witkoe
Institution: University of Idaho
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Conduct research in robotics and teach at the university level.

West Virginia

Rachel Michelle James
Institution: West Virginia University
Major(s): Civil Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering. Mathematically model, analyze, and optimize transportation systems and teach at the university level.

Melanie Zhang
Institution: Emory University
Major(s): Neuroscience and Behavior, Music
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, perhaps Psychiatry. Conduct research at a center for neuroscience in an academic setting and teach at a university level.

Wisconsin

Drew Alan Birrenkott
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry
Career Goal: M.D./D.Phil. In Cardiovascular Medicine. Conduct research relevant to the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and teach at the university level.

Julia Tenis Ebert
Institution: Northeastern University
Major(s): Behavioral Neuroscience
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Conduct research on human motor control in a clinical or academic settings.

Samuel Martin Greene
Institution: University of Chicago
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in an environment-related field. Conduct research and participate in public outreach related to renewable energy technologies and climate change

Thomas David Nevins
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Experimental Physics. Conduct research in Physics at a National Laboratory.

Courtney Marie Olson
Institution: Ohio Northern University
Major(s): ACS Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Analytical and Physical Chemistry. Conduct research and teach at the university level.

Matthew Lawrence Sherick
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Conduct research in alternative energy in an industry setting.

Joshua David Shutter
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major(s): Chemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Conduct research in molecular spectroscopy and teach at the university level.

Zachary Wood-Doughty
Institution: Carleton College
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. Design and develop software that changes the way computers help and interact with people.

Wyoming

Natasha Wren Pettinger
Institution: Montana State University
Major(s): Chemistry, German
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Conduct research in physical chemistry while teaching at the university level.