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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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Madison Maloney ’19 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Madison Maloney of Greenville, N.C., a North Carolina State University junior majoring in aerospace engineering, has received a 2018 Goldwater Scholarship. Distributed by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the award includes up to $7,500 annually in eligible education expenses for college sophomores and juniors currently studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in the United States who have potential to conduct research and plan to pursue research careers in those fields. Maloney was one of 211
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Park Scholar Media Mentions

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

Mia de los Reyes ’16 Researches Galaxies Far, Far Away

This story by Sam Roberson, staff writer for The Technician, was originally published in The Technician on March 17, 2015. The exchange of knowledge through time is characterized by the allusion of “The Great Conversation.” In the scientific community, the process of discovery and adding to this “conversation” can at times feel more like a great argument. Mia de los Reyes ’16, a junior studying both math and physics, found this was the case when she embarked on a research assignment on galaxy evolution
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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.

NC State’s Standout Scholars

As a high school senior with excellent test scores and top grades, Karli Moore faced a tough choice when it came time to pick a college. It didn’t help that she was accepted by every institution she applied to, including Ivy League schools Harvard and Dartmouth.

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. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships Richard Deans, Ian Hill, and Heidi Klumpe were awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M.
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Park Scholars Nominated for Truman and Goldwater Scholarships

Jezzette Rivera ’10 and Courtney Fox ’10 nominated for Truman and Goldwater. Jezzette Rivera ’10 has been nominated by NC State for the Truman Scholarship. Jezzette is a leader on NC State’s campus, serving in a variety of significant positions at NC State. She is engaged in advocacy, governance, and politics – three different, but complementary, modes of civic engagement. At the same time, she has accomplished a record of outstanding academic achievement. Jezzette has been a resident assistant in
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Park Scholar Receives Goldwater Award

Warren Perry will study the effects of genetics on epileptic medicines. Warren Perry (2008) was one of four NC State students to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2007-078 academic year. Along with Jennifer Boyd, Joe Morrow and Jennifer Ricks, Warren was selected from a field of 1,110 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. A native of Wendell, Warren is majoring in biological sciences and is a member
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