2019 Scholar Showcase

(Above: Annie Thai, Emilee Saxon, Afsheen Sajjadi, Siyang Hu, Clara Ives, Shees Ahmed)

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholars!

The “Guinea Pig” Cohort of Scholars presented their personal journeys to their colleagues, mentors, and successors on April 4th, 2019. These presentations were the culmination of 2 years of hard work to understand and address the Grand Challenge of their choosing. We can’t wait to see the incredible things our Scholars do next! Check out photos from the showcase below.


Scholars and faculty at the pre-Showcase reception.

 

Afsheen Sajjadi

 

Annie Thai

 

Clara Ives

 

Emilee Saxon

 

Shees Ahmed

 

 

Class of 2021 Scholars

Welcome to our new cohort of Scholars!

Miguel Brache
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Jessica Davis
Major(s): Psychology

Kaitlin Nicol
Major(s): Engineering Physics

 

Liz Bryan
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Carly Harad
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Lydia Trautmann
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Class of 2020 Scholars

Meghan Bush
Major(s): Engineering Physics

 

Diego Gatica
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Jackson Levine
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience
Minor(s): Music

Marco Mirnics
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

 

Arjun Sree Manoj
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
& Computer Science

 

Claire Davis
Major(s): Engineering Physics

Peyton Gibler
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

 

Mostafa Meselhe
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

 

Asha Prakash
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Minor(s): Mathematics

 

Tia Monjure
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Class of 2019 Scholars

Shees Ahmed
Major(s): Cell and Molecular Biology &
Computer Science

 

Clara Ives
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Minor(s): Studio Art & Mathematics

 

Emilee Saxon
Major(s): Neuroscience
Minor(s): Psychology

Siyang Hu
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering &
Computer Science

 

Afsheen Sajjadi
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

 

Annie Thai
Major(s): Sociology
Minor(s): Pyschology &
Cell and Molecular Biology

How to Change the World

More than 150 students took part in this activity in which students had opportunities to interact with each other and ultimately create a broadly accessible podcast inspired by what they heard at the Summit and focused on how to engineer a better world, with an eye toward the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Bethany Gordon, an engineering student at the University of Virginia, won the competition with a podcast that explained how virtual reality can be used to promote better understanding, collaboration, sustainability and engineering solutions even in places that aren’t easily accessible. The runners-up were Yun Gu (Peking University) and Katie Brown (Auburn University) for a podcast that looks at the barriers to women entering the engineering profession. Those three students will have their expenses paid to attend the 2019 GGCS in London courtesy of the Royal Academy of Engineering. You can listen to the winning podcasts, and those of the other finalists, here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/professional-education/ggcs-how-to-change-the-world.