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February Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

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

Upcoming Service-Related Opportunities

Consider participating in any/all of these upcoming service-related opportunities!

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage in recent weeks:

Art and Science: Liv Adams ‘16 Practices Svadhyaya and Systems Engineering

Fast cars and yoga, on the surface at least, represent two different lifestyles—but Liv Adams ‘16 has struck a unique balance between these two worlds. A certified yoga instructor, Adams recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin her engineering career at Tesla, Inc.

Emma Thompson ’17 Pursues Holistic Path to a Future in Medicine

Since she was a child, Emma Thompson ’17 knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. While the southern Mississippi native entered NC State as an engineering major, she took advantage of her freshman year to explore and refine her academic interests.

Class of 2017 Presents William C. Friday Award to UNC President Emeritus Tom Ross

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2017 presented the 18th annual William C. Friday Award to Thomas W. Ross, President of the Volcker Alliance and President Emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, on Monday, February 27 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall. Immediately following the award presentation, Ross delivered a lecture addressing his recent work on nonpartisan redistricting.

Park Scholars Host Inaugural Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society Featuring Marc Edwards

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2019 hosted the program’s inaugural Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring MacArthur Fellow and water quality engineer Dr. Marc Edwards, on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm. The lecture, entitled “Truth Seeking by the Lights of Perverted Science: Exposing the Flint Water Disaster,” was held in the Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall, and a reception immediately followed. Both the lecture and reception were free and open to the public. Those
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Park Scholarships Names Class of 2021 Finalists

In late January, the Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University named 112 Finalists for the Class of 2021 – the 22nd class of Park Scholars.

Join Krispy Kreme Challenge for Inaugural Benefit (and More!)

The Krispy Kreme Challenge, a beloved NC State tradition initiated by Park Scholars, draws thousands of participants annually from all over the nation (and even the world). Since its inception, the race has raised more than half of its $2 million commitment to the UNC Children’s Hospital. Join us for any or all of these exciting Krispy Kreme Challenge events in 2017:

Dr. Ben Gaddy ‘07 Steers Startups’ Strategies for Solving Climate Change

Following is one of 28 first-person alumni profiles that were compiled in a photo book for the Park Foundation Trustees in September 2016 and updated recently. Each alumnus was ask to share highlights of his or her path from receiving the Park Scholarship to the present day.