Derek Aday serves as one of two Chancellor-appointed Park Faculty Scholars for the Class of 2016. In this role, he and his counterpart, James Kiwanuka-Tondo, guide their class in developing enrichment activities and advise individual students on academic matters. Aday also sits on the Park Advisory Committee, which provides programmatic counsel to the Park Scholarships director.
posted 2011.09.19 This past summer, three Park Scholars held internships at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and immersed themselves in a unique clinical opportunity. Dr. Wiley Nifong, Andrew Miller, Mark Draelos, and Dr. Randolph Chitwood prepare for a surgical procedure. Mark Draelos ‘12 and Andrew Miller ‘13 worked in the East Carolina Heart Institute under Dr. Randolph Chitwood and Dr. Wiley Nifong. The students observed surgical procedures with Chitwood and learned about minimally invasive heart surgery techniques
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Andrew Miller ‘13 was presented with the Thomas Edison Innovation Induction Award at the 14th Annual Induction and Benefit Event for the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors in Akron, Ohio. Andrew is among a select group of six students from across the nation named for their work in creating the top inventions of the year. His project, Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation, involved the development of a modified wind turbine blade intended to improve both
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