The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent months:
When Michael McKnight ‘12 outlines the fundamentals of his research in layman’s terms, it is evident that the path he has chosen for himself is not for the faint of heart: “What I am doing is 40% electrical engineering, 20% textile science, some percent material science, and then some percentage of biomedical engineering to be able to understand how to design for implementation.”
While his undergraduate degree is in biological engineering, Daniel Snyder ‘12 has opted to pursue what he calls a “supremely unconventional (and unexpected)” career path. For the past four years, he has tested and grown his leadership skills by running Discipleship Training School programs throughout New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Quite a few members of the Park Scholarships community have appeared in the media over the past two months:
Whether through its electronic devices, streaming media, or next-day delivery of items ranging from lentils to leotards, Amazon.com has revolutionized the retail realm for its hundreds of millions of users. As a senior business development manager for Amazon Campus, Elliott Welton ‘12 is playing a role in this consumerism paradigm shift.
Quite a few Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage in recent weeks: Michael Ian Cedar talked with Chasta Hamilton Calhoun ’07 about reinvention as part of his blog, “The Legacy of You.” Hamilton Calhoun owns Raleigh-based Stage Doore Dance. She, along with Mitch Danforth ’07 and Kyle Held ’09, led a presentation on this same topic during the first biannual sPark in April 2016. Following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte earlier this
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Eric Scholz ‘12 believes in doing things for the right reasons. That’s why the former mechanical engineering major now owns an eponymous music production business specializing in the mixing and mastering of vocal and a cappella music.
Across North Carolina’s Triangle and Triad, Philip Boyne, Mollie Richardson Williams, and Jasmine Frantz are working to inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders. They are teaching more than physics, chemistry and math, respectively, as they bring the values learned as Park Scholars into the classroom.
posted 2012.06.06 Anne Watson ‘12 has been investigating how certain organic materials play a role in devices including solar cells and transistors. Funded by a Park Enrichment Grant this past spring, Watson has been able to examine a system of locally constructed thin-film transistors composed of all-polymer materials that are cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Using techniques developed by fellow members of the Ade Research Group in the Department of Physics, new information has been obtained that correlates transistor device performance
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posted 2012.02.03 Jasmine Flood ‘12 was among a select group of upcoming designers awarded the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship at the Young Menswear Association Fashion Scholarship Fund awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York earlier this year. To compete for the $30,000 award, Flood spent months of preparation on a case study. “My case study involved designing fabrics and creating an innovative product and service that would stimulate growth for a specific retailer in the bedding industry currently
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