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UCR Student Recipients of National Prestigious Scholarships and Awards


Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation Board of Trustees will consider the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.  The award provides $7,500.

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2017 Recipient
 
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Shannon Sweitzer, Mathematics
Shannon conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Michael Hartglass in the Department of Mathematics. Shannon’s research interests are in random matrix theory. In addition to her academics, she works as a tutor for Merieducation, a company that specializes in SAT and ACT preparation for high school students. Shannon also works as a Student Coordinator for Student Success Programs, is an Undergraduate Education Student Ambassador, and a University Honors Student.

Honorable Mention:
 
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Korbin Kleczko, Biochemistry
Korbin conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Richard Cardullo in the Department of Biology. He serves as a Resident Advisor in UCR Housing. Korbin is a University Honors Student.





 
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Louis Penafiel, Physics and Mathematics
Louis conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Owen Long in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In summer 2016, Louis conducted research at CERN on the Large Hadron Collider. In 2017/2017 he served as a Chancellor’s Research Fellow at UC Riverside. In summer 2017 Louis will intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on code for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

2016 Recipient
Amanda Tedesco

Words of Wisdom:  "Being named a Goldwater Scholar has given me the confidence to compete for other prestigious awards and research opportunities that will prepare me for my career."

Amanda Tedesco Neuroscience
Amanda conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Manuela Martins-Green in the Department of Cell, Biology, & Neuroscience. Amanda works as Department Coordinator in the Health Scholar Program for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Riverside Community Hospital, the Assistant Director of Internal Affairs for Mini Medical School, a student in the Medical Scholars Program, and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.  Additionally, Amanda was selected as a 2016-2017 Chancellor's Research Fellow.

UCR Endorsed Candidates:
Chirawat Sanpakit

Chirawat Sanpakit, Mechanical Engineering
Chriss conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Marko Princevac. In the summer of 2015, Chriss participated in a fellowship with the Department of Homeland Security where he studied unmanned vehicles and their applications for search and rescue in Alaska. In 2016, Chriss participated in a summer fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He published his research, “Laboratory Fire Behavior Measurements of Chaparral Crown Fire”, in the UCR Undergraduate Research.  In 2017 he was named Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).


Travis Wrightsman

Travis Wrightsman, Biochemistry
Travis Wrightsman conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Susan Wessler in the Department of Botany & Plant Sciences. He went on to win the Fulbright Research Award to conduct research in Germany, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) award.

 
2015 Recipients - See UCR Today Article to learn more about these scholars.
Geoff Pronovost

Words of Wisdom:  "The Goldwater scholarship gave me the confidence to reach high and dream big with my scientific career. This motivation has persisted with me now into graduate school as I study the impact of commensal bacteria on brain function."

Geoff Pronovost conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Monica Carson in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.  Geoff participated as a Chancellor’s Research Fellow, University Honors student, and a UC LEADS student.  In fall 2016 he enrolled in the Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at UCLA.

 
Julianne Rolf

Words of Wisdom:  "Being recognized by the Goldwater Foundation, first with an Honorable Mention and then as a Scholarship Recipient, completely changed my research and career goals.  The process of applying for this award gave me the foundation to pursue and receive a U.S. Fulbright Research Award to study lake water quality in northeast Germany and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to support my Ph.D. studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University."

Julianne Rolf conducted research under the guidance of Dr. David Jassby in the Department of Environmental Engineering.  Julianne was an active member of the UCR community, participating in the Chancellor's Research Fellowship, University Honors, UC LEADS, and as an ARC Peer Counselor.  In 2016/2017 Julian was funded by the Fulblight Research Award to conduct research at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Germany studying filamentous cyanobacteria and calcite precipitation in hardwater lakes.  She was also selected as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recipient.  In fall 2017 she will enroll in the Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering program at Yale University upon completion of her Fulbright award

 
2014 Recipient
Connor Richards

Words of Wisdom: "Prior to winning the Goldwater scholarship, I worked long hours as a tutor to support my education.  The scholarship removed the financial stress and allowed me to take on leadership roles on campus, become more active in research, and focus my academics; this helped me become competitive for other awards and catapulted my science career.  I am currently reading for a MASt in Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and in fall 2017 will enroll in Physics Ph.D. at Princeton University."

Connor Richards conducted research under the guidance of  Dr. Owen Long in the Department of  Physics & Astronomy.  He also participated as a Chancellor's Research Fellow, CNAS Ambassador, Advancement Ambassador, and University Honors student.  Connor is the recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.  In 2016/2017 he read for a MASt in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.  He will enroll in the Ph.D. in Physics at Princeton University in fall 2017.

 

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Goldwater Honorable Mention
Julianne Rolf

Julianne Rolf  is an Environmental Engineering major who works on renewable energy. Julianne works under the guidance of Dr. David Jassby.

 
2013 Recipient
Mary Nguyen

Mary Nguyen, Chemistry - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.
Mary conducted research primarily under the guidance of Dr. Catharine Larsen, in the Department of Chemistry.  Mary is pursuing a P.h.D. in Chemistry at the University of Washington, Seattle.

 

Capital Fellows Programs

Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.  Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $2,550 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.  The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

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2014 Recipient
Lazaro Cardenas

Lazaro Cardenas graduated with a B.A. in Psychology/Ethnic Studies. He will be working in the Assembly Fellowship.

 
 

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Coro trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.

Over 10,000 Coro alumni are currently serving as leaders in local, regional and national/global businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and elected public office. These civic entrepreneurs and innovators use their Coro training to develop individual civic leadership skills, experience and confidence; solve tough community problems; and network with leaders across geographical and political jurisdictions to build civic coalitions, consensus and solutions.


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2016 Recipient
Michael Ervin

Michael Ervin's college experience was defined by service. He served as an officer in the Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) as a 2013-2014 CHASS Senator, 2014-2015 Executive Vice President, and 2015-2016 Vice President of Campus Internal Affairs. During his tenure he helped lead the creation of a student food pantry on campus as well as creating UCR’s first eco-bike share program, set to launch in fall 2016.

Jorge Rodriguez served as a UCR School of Public Policy Dean's Ambassador.  His CORO fellowship will take place in Pittsburgh.
2015 Recipients - See UCR Today Article to learn more about these scholars.
Keyva Clark

Keyva Clark will be graduating from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Keyva is a transfer student who enrolled at UC Riverside in fall of 2013 with ambition to immerse herself in the community. After participating in the UCDC program her first spring she knew she had a duty to be a great leader. Being the first Ambassador for the UCDC program in fall she actively recruited students to the program. Keyva also serves as an Advancement Ambassador, Student Alumni Association Executive Board Member, and a African Student Program Mentor. Her passion is to go on to law school where she would like pursue a Juris Doctrine and a PhD in Political Science. Her goal is to practice law and also join academia were she hopes to bring new innovative ideas to the classroom.

“After Coro I plan to go on to professional school where I plan to expand myself and use the new experiences Coro gives me to make all my goals and dreams come true!”

 
Sean Fahmian

Sean Fahmian will be graduating from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. As an undergraduate he was involved as an Orientation Leader, a WELL Peer Team Lead, and a Common Ground Facilitator. His most treasured accomplishments were working as an ASUCR Senator for the Bourns College of Engineering, where he received the Michael T. Sullivan Outstanding Student Representative Award. He is currently working as a Research Assistant in the Chemical Engineering Department, working as the Chair of the Highlander Union Board of Governors, and as the Vice Chair of the Student Services Fee Advisory Committee (SSFAC). His future goals include learning from Coro the connection between engineering and the local and state government and the effects that engineering will have on the local/state communities.

“Engineers will be working closely with politicians in the near future to tackle problems such as water and energy production and I hope to be there when they do.”

 
Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson will be graduating from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Affairs. Since discovering his passion for politics in high school, he has considered himself to be a politics enthusiast. Aaron enjoys following our nations competitive elections and staying informed about both domestic and international events by consistently reading and watching the news. As an undergraduate at UC Riverside, he served the student body for two terms first as a CHASS Senator from 2013-2013 and secondly as President Pro Tempore from 2013-2014. As President Pro Tempore, he led the student senate to pass more legislation than any other prior elected group. In summer 2014, served as a Mentor for UC Riverside’s EAOP Senior Summer Mentorship Program, which helps the I.E’s best high school students prepare for the college application process.

“After the Coro Fellowship, I hope to obtain an entry-level position in the communications or public sector. Looking towards the long-term future, I aspire to one day hold an elected office on either the state or federal level.”

 
2014 Recipient
Liam Dow

Liam Dow graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. During his tenure at UCR Liam served as Associate Students UCR President (2012-2013) and Chairman of the Student Service Fee Advisory Committee (2012-2014). Liam is a Government Affairs Coordinator for Falcon Waterfree Technologies in Los Angeles.

 
2013 Recipient
Akhil Rao

Akhil Rao graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics. Akil is currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 
2012 Recipient
Larry Chung

Larry Chung graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Served as Special Assistant to The Speaker at California State Assembly. Currently works at a public relations company.

 

DAAD RISE Germany

DAAD RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.



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2016 Recipient
Phong Hong

Phong Hong, Biology
Phong is interested in health services and has a strong interest in cultures and languages. With support from the Gilman International Scholarship, he studied history and conducted ethnographic research under the guidance of Dr. David Biggs in Vietnam in summer 2015. In summer 2016 he continued his abroad education in Germany with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) RISE program. During his internship, he will explore the field of agricultural research.

 

 

Donald A. Strauss Foundation Recipients

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

The Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship funds $10,000 to student led public service and education projects. Strauss Scholars tend to have an extensive record of community and public service.  Students are eligible to apply in their sophomore or junior year of college.  The service project is expected to be carried out between the end of his or her junior year and the spring of the senior year.

 


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2017 Recipient
 
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Phong Hong, Entomology
Phong’s interest is in health services. He serves as the management director for Glocally Connected’s Refugee Project and the Research Chair for the San Bernardino Free Clinic. In summer 2016 he He interned in Germany with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) RISE program. During his internship conducted research in the field of agricultural research. In 2016/2017 he served as a UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellow. In summer 2017 he will participate in the Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute Fellowship. His Strauss project is entitled “Project 51- The Refugee Empowerment Project”

2016 Recipient
Suketu Dadhat

Suketu Dadhat, Biology
Suketu is a 3rd year Biology major and a pre-med student interested in public service projects and preventative care. He is a University Honors Ambassador serving on the Creativity and Innovation team. He currently volunteers as a Health Scholar at Riverside Community Hospital, and at Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Free Clinic. He plans on obtaining a job as an ER Scribe and will apply to medical school.

 
Chirawat Sanpakit

Chirawat Sanpakit, Mechanical Engineering

Learn more about Chirawat's Strauss project "Dare To Create" at http://www.dtcriverside.org/

Chriss conducts research in fluid mechanics under the guidance of Dr. Marko Princevac. His research has led to presentations at the MEGSA Symposium and the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR). In the summer of 2015, Chriss participated in a fellowship with the Department of Homeland Security where he studied unmanned vehicles and their applications for search and rescue in Alaska. In 2016, Chriss will participate in a summer fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chriss is a University Honors student. In 2015 he published his research, “Laboratory Fire Behavior Measurements of Chaparral Crown Fire”, in the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. In 2015/2016 he served as Vice President of the UCR American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  In  fall 2017 he will enroll in the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at UCR

 
2015 Recipient - See UCR Today Article to learn more about these scholars.
Connor Richards

Connor Richards, Physics
Connor Richards proposes an intervention designed to increase college enrollment in STEM fields among Riverside-area high school students - specifically those from under-represented, low-income, and/or first generation backgrounds. Funding from the Strauss Foundation will allow for the expansion of the CERN Masterclass (an internationally-recognized outreach program showcasing world-class physics research) to local high schools, and the creation of complementary, yearlong tutoring and mentoring resources for these students.  In fall 2016 Connor went to Cambridge University as a Grate Cambridge Scholar to read for a MASt in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.  In fall 2017 he will begin his Ph.D. in Physics at Princeton University.

 
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Hanni Schoniger, Biology
Jade Zamorano, Biology

Learn more about Hanni and Jade's Strauss Project "Change in Scientific Importance for Youth" at  http://deltasify.weebly.com/

Hanni and Jade received a team award in support of STEM education outreach. The Strauss scholarship will allow Schoniger and Zamorano to provide support to underrepresented students in the Inland Empire through career presentations, scholarship workshops, STEM exploration events, events for girls, and an expansion of their website. Their goal was to increase the number of students, particularly women to purse STEM education and careers.  In fall 2017 Hanni enrolled in a teaching credential and Master of Arts in Education program at  Claremont Graduate University.

 
2014 Recipient 
Cassie Nguyen

Cassie Nguyen, Public Policy - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.
Cassie's project “Spotlight On Hope Film Camp” is a film program for kids with cancer. With the help of Think Ten Media Group, Children’s Hospital of LA and UCLA Theater, Film, and Television Department Spotlight On Hope, will work with cancer patients teach them the ins and outs of film making with the goal of helping them express themselves in a creative manner. The children will be guided in creating a film, including the process of writing the script; acting; and editing. The project will cumulate with a red carpet premier.  In fall 2016 Cassie enrolled in the Masters of Public Policy at UC Riverside.

 
2013 Recipient
Katherine Tsai

Katherine Tsai, Biology - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.

Learn more about Katherine's Strauss project "Mini-Medical School" at https://mms.ucr.edu/

Katherine Tsai's project "Mini-Medical School" delivered a series of medically-related interactive workshops to help Riverside County residents conscientiously make healthier lifestyle choices and to empower individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. The goal of MMS was not to replace the essential role of physicians, but rather to provide supplemental information to fill in the major gaps resulting from the low physician to patient ratio and limited physician-patient interactions time. With guidance and support from post-baccalaureate medical students, and faculty from the UCR School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education, this student-led project provides a vital role in the pre-professional training of undergraduate students.  In Fall 2014 Katherine began her medical school studies at the UCR School of Medicine.

 
2012 Recipient
Freddy Lopez

Freddy Lopez, Ethnic Studies. - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.
The mission of Freddy's project “Art of the P.O.O.R” (People Orchestrating Optimistic Renditions) was to provide underprivileged local middle and high school students an after-school destination where they can become more confident learners and share, build, empower and expand their artistic skills, their self-esteem and their imagination. In addition to visiting local schools to recruit students, Lopez also recruited UCR student volunteers to serve as leaders.

 

 

Fulbright Scholarship (Research/Study/English Teaching)

Award allows scholars to design and conduct a research project in the country of their choice, study, or teach English.



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2017 Recipients
 
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Joselyn Soto, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology;  Fulbright Research Award - Germany

 
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Travis Wrightsman, Biochemistry;  Fulbright Research Award - Germany





 

2016 Recipients - See UCR Today Article to learn more about these scholars.
Jwyanza Hobson

Jwyanza Hobson, Global Studies
Jwyanza transferred from Los Angeles Community College (LACC) to UCR.  While at UCR he earned a Gilman International Scholarship to support his participation in a Vietnam Summer Abroad Program under the guidance of Dr. David Biggs. During the program he developed a research project interviewing Vietnamese contemporary artists and examining they ways in which they transform the memory of war through their artwork.

 
Julianne Rolf

Julianne Rolf, Environmental Engineering
Julianne researched electrically-conductive membranes under the guidance of Dr. David Jassby. She also interned at UC Berkeley as part of the NSF Research Center that focuses on Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure, and interned at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center working to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Besides being an outstanding student, Julianne is active in a number of student professional organizations, including Engineers Without Borders. She is participated in University Honors and UC LEADS. Julianne served on the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal as a Student Editorial Board Member in 13/14 and as Editor-In-Chief in 14/15. She also was published in the Journal in 2014 “Optimization of Semi-Permeable Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Thin Films”.

 

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This award provides a full cost award for graduate study at the University of Cambridge.



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2016 Recipient - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.
Connor Richards

Connor Richards, Physics
Connor excelled in academics, scholarship and leadership. He conducted research on high-energy physics with Dr. Owen Long since his freshman year. He participated in University Honors, UC LEADS, CNAS Ambassador and Advancement Ambassador. He presented his research at various conferences and also published in the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. These attributes led to winning prestigious awards on and off campus.

In 2017 Connor earned a Master of Advanced Study in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.  In fall 2017 he enrolled in Ph.D. in Physics at Princeton University.

 

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.



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2016 Finalist
Connor Richards

Connor Richards, Physics - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.


Connor excelled in academics, scholarship and leadership. He conducted research on high-energy physics with Dr. Owen Long since his freshman year. He participated in University Honors, UC LEADS, CNAS Ambassador and Advancement Ambassador. He presented his research at various conferences and also published in the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. These attributes led to winning prestigious awards on and off campus.

 

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients

Awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding potential in academics and STEM research. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend to use at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education.  Listed below are students who earned their baccalaureate degree at UCR, as well as graduate students who were selected based on their graduate work at UCR.



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2017 Recipients

Mariel Seanne Mercado Bello (grad school: University of Southern California)

Francisco G. Carranza (grad school: UC Irvine)

Elma Stephanie Frias  (grad school:  UC San Francisco), Neuroscience and Music
Elma was a 2015/2016 a UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellow. She conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Emma Wilson, Biomedical Sciences. She will enroll in the UCSF Ph.D. program in fall 2017.

Michelle Nuno  (grad school: UC Irvine)

Kyle Palos  (grad school: University of Arizona)

 
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Joselyn S. Soto, UC Riverside, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
Joselyn conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Seema Tiwari-Woodruff in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. During her undergraduate career she served as a Supplemental Instructor for the Academic Resource Center and a CNAS Science Ambassador. She was an active participant in the MARC U* program (Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Training in Academic Research). Joselyn was also a 2017 recipient of the Fulbright Research Award (Germany). Joselyn will enroll in the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience at UCLA in fall 2017.

 
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Peter Stokes, UC Riverside, Plant Biology
Peter conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Joel Sachs Lab in the Department of Biology. Peter will enroll Peter in the Ph.D. in Plant Biology at UC Berkeley in fall 2017.




Krystal Vasquez  (grad school: California Institute of Technology)

 
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Travis Wrightsman,  UC Riverside, Biochemistry
Travis conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Susan Wessler in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. In 2016/2017 he served as a UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellow. He was selected as a 2017 Fulbright Scholar to conduct research in Germany. In fall 2018 Travis will enroll in the Ph.D. in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Program at Cornell University.

 
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Zizhong Xiao,  UC Riverside, Psychology
David conducted research under the guidance of Kate Sweeny in the Department of Psychology. In 2016/2017 he served as a UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellow. He has published his research in the 2017 UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. In fall 2017 David will be attending the Masters of Science of Research Psychology and Data Analytics Program at Azusa Pacific University.

Krista Louise Le Piane, California Polytechnic State University, (grad school:  UC Riverside)

Thomas Dugger, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Engineering, (grad school: UC Riverside)

Melina Fuentes-Garcia, UC Riverside, (grad school: UC Riverside)

 
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Chirawat Sanpakit, Mechanical Engineering - Honorable Mention
Chriss conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Marko Princevac in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the summer of 2015, Chriss participated in a fellowship with the Department of Homeland Security where he studied unmanned vehicles and their applications for search and rescue in Alaska. In 2016, Chriss participated in a summer fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He published his research, “Laboratory Fire Behavior Measurements of Chaparral Crown Fire”, in the UCR Undergraduate Research. He was the recipient of the 2016/2017 Donald A. Strauss Scholarship in support of high school STEM outreach. In 2017 he was named Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). In fall 2017 he will enroll in the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at UC Riverside.

2016 Recipients

Riley Thomas Bottom,  UC Riverside, (grad school: UC Riverside)

Brendon Jerome Butler,  (grad school: UC - Irvine)

Fallon Elise Fowler,  (grad school: North Carolina State Univ.)

Marissa Gionet-Gonzales

Marissa Gionet-Gonzales, UC Riverside, (grad school: UC Davis)


Marissa focused her undergraduate research on fabricating fibers for DNA extraction under the guidance of Dr. Zhong.  Marissa was awarded research funding from the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC U STAR).  In summer 2015 she conducted Biomedical Engineering research at Johns Hopkins University. 


Neri Parades Revalcaba, (grad school: Michigan State Univ.)

Julianne Rolf

Julianne Rolf, UC Riverside - See UCR Today Article to learn more about this scholar.  (grad school: Yale)


Julianne researched electrically-conductive membranes under the guidance of Dr. David Jassby. She also interned at UC Berkeley as part of the NSF Research Center that focuses on Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure, and interned at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center working to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Besides being an outstanding student, Julianne is active in a number of student professional organizations, including Engineers Without Borders. She is participated in University Honors and UC LEADS. Julianne served on the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal as a Student Editorial Board Member in 13/14 and as Editor-In-Chief in 14/15. She also was published in the Journal in 2014 “Optimization of Semi-Permeable Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Thin Films”.

2015 Recipients

Alina M. Escalera

Isreal Flores  (grad school: Vanderbilt Univ.)

Adrian Garcia Mosqueria  (grad school:Harvard Univ.)

Nicole Anne Godfrey (grad school: UC - Irvine)

KatieMarie Quast Magnone

Jessica Lynee McKinley,

Ariana Elaine Nguyen

Emily Cristine Petrillo  (grad school:  UC - San Diego)

Leopoldo Torres  (grad school: Univ. of Maryland)

Jessica Nichole Toth

2014 Recipients

Tyler Jordan Abercrombie  (grad school: UC - Irvine)

Christina Nicole Armenta

Javier Fajardo

Oscar Gonzalez

Elizabeth Horstman  (grad school: Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Italilia V. Pacentine  (grad school:  Oregon Health and Science Univ.)

Edwin Sabas Preciado

2013 Recipients

Linh (Amy) M Dao  (grad school: Columbia Univ.)

Barbara Davis

Eric Gutierrez (grad school: Stanford Univ.)

Miguel Isarraraz,

Elbert David Mai,

William  Moore  (grad school: UC - Berkeley)

Maeraj Sheikh (grad school: UC - Irvine)

2012 Recipients

 

Sarah Elizabeth Bates

Alina Beas

Amy, Marie Calgaro

James Theodore Gutierrez (grad school: Yale Univ.)

Thomas Alan Kwan

Jacob Delano Lanphere

Christian Minyoo Oh

Michelle Nicole  Ontiveros (grad school: UC - Irvine)

Nolan Michael Ung

Matthew Christopher Valdez

Joan Maryl Perez Zape  (grad school: UC - San Francisco)

 

Winston Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.


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2016 UCR Endorsed Candidates
Geoffrey Pronovost

Geoffrey Pronovost, Biochemistry
Geoffrey transferred from Riverside Community College. At UCR, Geoff joined Dr. Monica Carson’s research lab under a MYBEST fellowship, where he investigated inflammation associated with traumatic brain injury. He presented his research at numerous conferences, including the International Society for Neurochemistry Meeting in Australia. Additionally, he served as a University Honors Ambassador and University Advancement Ambassador. He participated in the UC LEADS program and was a member of the UC Riverside Undergraduate Research Journal Student Editorial Board during 14/15 and 15/16.

 
Connor Richards

Connor Richards, Physics
Connor excelled in academics, scholarship and leadership. He conducted research on high-energy physics with Dr. Owen Long since his freshman year. He participated in University Honors, UC LEADS, CNAS Ambassador and Advancement Ambassador. He presented his research at various conferences and also published in the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. These attributes led to winning prestigious awards on and off campus.

 

 

 

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