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Park Scholars Host Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society Featuring Nicole Lurie

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Classes of 2020 and 2021 will host the second Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring internationally-renowned health services researcher and health policy expert Dr. Nicole Lurie on Monday, September 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Duke Energy Hall. The lecture, “Reaching the Other Side: Lessons from the Intersection of Medicine and Policy”, will immediately be followed by a reception, with both events being free and
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Solving the Riddle of Genes

Nikhil Milind ’21, a 2019 Goldwater Scholar, is melding computer science and biology to explore links between genetics and disease. When Nikhil Milind was in sixth grade, he thought he’d be a computer scientist or software engineer — like his dad. A few years later, he began to get interested in biology. Luckily, he didn’t have to pick which subject to pursue. “I got really lucky because I came in on a wave of scientific thought that focused on computational
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Intelligent Life

From chromosomes deep in the heart of a cell to exoplanets in the farthest reaches of space, Goldwater Scholar Ana Sofia Uzsoy ’21 is doing research to help us understand the universe at every scale. Ever since Ana Sofia Uzsoy was a little girl, she’s looked to the stars with wonderment — and ambition. “I’ve always wanted to be an astronomer,” Uzsoy says. “I’ve always loved science.” That love led her to attend the North Carolina School of Science and
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Hannah Cooper ’21: Leveraging Interdisciplinary Experiences

Since joining NC State as a Park Scholar, Hannah Cooper ’21 has been making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. From networking with alumni to working with Global Ocean Forum, Cooper is actively playing a role in shaping her own future.

Student Giving Nears 100% During Park March Madness

Park Scholarships sixth annual March Madness student giving campaign had extremely impressive results. The March Madness campaign challenges current Park Scholars to give back to the program, and it is intended to fuel friendly competition between the four current Park classes and generate financial support for the Park Scholarships program. Each class was challenged to reach 100% class participation this year.

321 Coffee: A Coffee Shop with a Purpose

A pop-up coffee shop serviced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders, 321 Coffee was started by four Park Scholars in the Class of 2021. According to Lindsay Wrege, CEO, the organization is meant “to provide meaningful volunteer work experience for adults with special needs, as well as a space for the NC State and Raleigh [populace] to interact with the special needs community.”

A Conversation with Dr. Billy Flowers

Park Faculty Scholar Class of 2021   By Lauren Caddick ’14 If you aren’t an animal science student, you’re not likely to make your way to this southern corner of North Carolina State University – a far ways past the swaths of co-ed development and campus enterprises.    Veering right onto Lake Wheeler Rd from the busy Tryon Rd, the landscape’s shift is startling: what was previously an awkward intersection, shaded by oak trees with cars streaming from a Food
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Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent weeks:

Park Scholarships Announces Class of 2021

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has named 39 students to its Class of 2021.

Park Scholar Media Mentions

Quite a few members of the Park Scholarships community have appeared in the media over the past two months: