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Class of 2017 Discusses STEM Challenges with National Leaders

The Learning Lab II experience is designed to allow sophomore Park Scholars to develop a critical understanding of a national issue – selected by the class during their freshman year – by interacting with leaders immersed in that issue. In October the Class of 2017 traveled to Washington, D.C. to examine how leaders in the public and private sectors tackle complex challenges surrounding the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from both domestic and international perspectives.

Courtney Fox ’10 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Courtney Fox ‘10 was named a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship is Fox’s second national award, as she received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship in 2009. During her undergraduate career, Fox conducted research on fuel cells at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, biosensors at Imperial College London, and nanoparticle manufacturing at Liquidia Technologies in Research Triangle Park. She also held an internship in nuclear fuel manufacturing with
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Three Park Scholars Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Three Park Scholars representing three Park classes were awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation in 2009. Three Park Scholars representing three Park classes were awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation in 2009. John Kelly ’07 is currently a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University studying electrical and computer engineering, with a focus in robotics and biomedical engineering. Amy West ’08 is at UNC-Chapel Hill for a graduate program in bioengineering and biomedical engineering, and
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Two Seniors Receive NSF Awards

Two Park Scholars have been named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Katya Casper and John Rhoden (both 2007) have both been awarded NSF fellowships. Several other Park Scholars and alumni received honorable mentions: Justin Brockman (2006), John Kelly, Wes Overton (2007), Danielle Proffitt (2006) and Katie Watlington (2006). The Graduate Research Fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of
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