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Park Scholars and Alumni Receive Goldwater, National Science Foundation, and Udall Awards

posted 2012.04.11 This spring, Park Scholars and alumni were named recipients of several distinguished national scholarships and fellowships. Congratulations to Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipients Richard Deans ‘13, Ian Hill ‘13, and Heidi Klumpe ‘13; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows Tyler Barry ‘09, Allie Landry ‘11, and Alex Schlegel ‘04; and Morris K. Udall Scholarship recipient Gretchen Stokes ‘13.   Goldwater Scholarship recipients Heidi Klumpe, Richard Deans, and Ian Hill with Udall Scholarship recipient Gretchen Stokes. Barry M. Goldwater
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Park Scholars Design Service-Learning Experience in Belize

posted 2011.10.14 This past summer, William Coe ‘14, Tyler Confrey-Maloney ‘13, Vincent Feucht ‘11, Jeb Fox ‘14, Luke Perkins ‘14, and Garik Sadovy ‘12 traveled to Belize for a two week experiential learning trip focusing on education, the economy, and the environment.   The team consisted of an eclectic group of individuals, among them a pre-med philosopher, an English major, and future engineers representing areas including biological and agricultural, chemical, civil, and materials science engineering. The students developed the Central
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Park Scholars Gain Clinical Experience at Brody School of Medicine

posted 2011.09.19 This past summer, three Park Scholars held internships at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and immersed themselves in a unique clinical opportunity.   Dr. Wiley Nifong, Andrew Miller, Mark Draelos, and Dr. Randolph Chitwood prepare for a surgical procedure. Mark Draelos ‘12 and Andrew Miller ‘13 worked in the East Carolina Heart Institute under Dr. Randolph Chitwood and Dr. Wiley Nifong. The students observed surgical procedures with Chitwood and learned about minimally invasive heart surgery techniques
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Kimberly Spence ’11 Weighs in on North Carolina Fracking Debate

posted 2011.08.30 Shortly after graduating with a degree in biological sciences and a minor in international studies, Kimberly Spence ‘11 began her summer with Environmental Defense Fund.   As the water resources and public policy intern in the Land, Water, and Wildlife Division in the organization’s Raleigh office, Spence conducted a research project to begin assessing the potential impact that natural gas drilling and the process known as fracking could have on North Carolina’s water resources. Spence’s project is a direct
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Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Lane ’01 Coordinates Sustainable Practices in Malawi

posted 2011.05.31 After growing up on a dairy farm in Caswell County, Sara Lane ‘01 now finds herself nearly 8,000 miles away from home in eastern Africa. Along the way, Lane completed degrees in agricultural business management and agricultural extension as a Park Scholar at NC State. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Lane later worked as a producer with CNN until she decided to trade her office in New York for more modest
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Katie Starr ’11 Presents Research on Sex Trafficking at United Nations Women’s Conference

posted 2011.03.31 Thousands of women from around the world recently gathered at the United Nations (UN) to engage in a dialogue on the status of women, and Katie Starr ‘11 was among them. While in New York, Starr presented her research on the sex trafficking of women and girls in the state of North Carolina as a delegate of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).   Katie Starr ‘11 presenting her research at the United Nations. “I
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Class of 2011 Presents William C. Friday Award to Geomagic Co-Founder Ping Fu

Ping Fu, co-founder of Geomagic, received the William C. Friday Award on February 23 at a presentation in the Talley Student Center on the NC State University campus. 2011 William C. Friday Award recipient Ping Fu. The honor was presented by Kat Griffin ‘11, chair of the William C. Friday Award committee. Following the presentation, Fu gave a talk entitled “Everything is Waiting for You.” Geomagic is a leading U.S. software company pioneering technologies which fundamentally change the way products
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro

Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro is one of two Park Faculty Scholars for the Class of 2014. She provides guidance for the class along with her colleague Jim Martin, a professor in the Department of Chemistry. The faculty members were selected by the chancellor to work with the class during their four years at NC State University. Park Faculty Scholar Dr. Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro. Taliaferro is an associate professor of social work. Her research interests include nonprofit advocacy and lobbying, as well
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Krispy Kreme Challenge Raises Over $120,000 for North Carolina Children’s Hospital

The Krispy Kreme Challenge hosted a record 7,500 participants this year and raised $122,000 for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Krispy Kreme Challenge Co-Chairs Sudeep Sunthankar ‘12, Rachel Turner ‘12, and John Yanik ‘12 along with Chancellor Randy Woodson present a check to Chief of Pediatric Surgery Dr. William Adamson of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Participants departed from the NC State University Belltower and had one hour to run two miles to the Krispy Kreme store on Peace Street,
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Vinnie Feucht ’11 Receives Scholarship to Focus on Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Africa

Vinnie Feucht ‘11 is the recipient of a scholarship to participate in ThinkImpact’s Innovation Institute this summer in Africa. The Innovation Institute is an opportunity for students to live in rural African communities, learn about social entrepreneurship, and work collaboratively with community members to develop social products and services that can be managed and sustained locally. “Lots of people talk about changing the world but don’t manage to do so in a sustainable way. What intrigues me about ThinkImpact is
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