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November Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 1 deadline.

An Interview with Dr. Kristin Murphy

Kristin Murphy, global competitive sales intelligence manager for SAS Institute and an alumna of NC State, has been actively involved with the Park Scholarships program for the past four years.

May Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the May 30 deadline.

The Park Class of 2014: Highlights

The Park Scholarships program is proud of its recent graduates in the Class of 2014. These newest additions to the Park alumni roster have dedicated themselves to improving society through scholarship, leadership, and service.

Allison Nolker ‘13 Inspires Young Musicians with Birdsong Studies

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Allison Nolker ‘13 is currently a master’s student at NC State studying zoology with concentrations in anthrozoology and bioacoustics. Nolker, who has had a lifelong interest in animals and human-animal interactions, piloted the accelerated dual bachelor’s/master’s program in zoology. Her current research focuses on the evolution of bird songs, particularly mockingbirds.

Justin Hills ’14 Conducts Childhood Cancer Research at St. Jude

Justin Hills ‘14 recently completed the Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The eleven-week program affords the opportunity for sixty students from across the country to interact with scientists and physicians in their related departments. As a senior in biology with a concentration in human biology, Hills plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Caroline Ellington ’13 Conducts Textile Research in Germany

posted 2012.12.13 Caroline Ellington ‘13 recently completed a research internship in Aachen, Germany. The internship, sponsored by UROP International, consisted of 40 students from the United States and Canada and involved individual research projects and intensive German language instruction. As a senior in textile engineering with a concentration in product development, Ellington developed biocomposite yarns from renewable, raw materials. As petroleum continues to become scarcer, the environment could potentially be affected in a variety of ways. A lack of petroleum could
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Hayley Stowe ’14 Committed to Battling Cancer

“I watched a dear friend of my family fight melanoma for six years,” says Hayley Stowe ‘14. “That experience shaped my goal to be an oncologist and make a difference in the lives of people battling cancer.” Stowe, a biological sciences major with a concentration in human biology, traveled to El Remate, Guatemala during her first year at NC State. While working in a medical clinic on an alternative service break trip sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public
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Kristoph Kleiner ’09 Holds Research Internship at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

posted 2012.07.09 Kristoph Kleiner ‘09 is spending his summer as one of three doctoral research interns with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Kleiner’s responsibilities include conducting independent research, holding seminars for other research economists, and writing reports for economists on various statistical analyses. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of 12 banks, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., which comprise the Federal Reserve System. Beyond the traditional responsibilities of a Reserve Bank,
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Andriy Shymonyak ’15 Spending Summer Researching the Polarization of Ukraine

Andriy Shymonyak ‘15, a student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Poole College of Management, is a recent recipient of theAtlantic Coast Conference Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC) Creativity and Innovation Fellowship. Shymonyak is using his award to fund a two month research trip to Ukraine this summer. Shymonyak will spend time in the cities of Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa conducting interviews with professors and students to determine the causes of the increasing polarity in Ukraine,
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