Our Scholars

Moira Miller, Virginia Tech

Moira Miller, Virginia Tech

Combating Climate Change with Physics By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Stamps Scholar Moira Miller plans to use her backgrounds in physics and Spanish to make a positive impact on the environment, both at home and abroad....

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Cyrus Khandalavala, University of Southern California

Cyrus Khandalavala, University of Southern California

Exploring the World through Words By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of Southern California (USC) Stamps Scholar Cyrus Khandalavala is interested in exploring the terrain of political, ethical, and cultural thought around the world. He strives, without expecting...

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Karthik Rohatgi, Washington University

Karthik Rohatgi, Washington University

Reducing Health Disparities on Both Individual and Community Levels By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank When he was 7 years old, Washington University Stamps Scholar Karthik Rohatgi was shocked to learn that 70% of recipients at his local food pantry were children. That...

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Oge Onuh, Mercer University

Oge Onuh, Mercer University

Providing Healthcare on a Global Scale By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Mercer University Stamps Scholar Oge Onuh plans to use her background in global health studies to give back as a doctor around the world. Onuh grew up in Carmel, Indiana before moving to Franklin,...

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Sanika Bhargaw, University of Southern California

Sanika Bhargaw, University of Southern California

Using Journalism to Travel the World By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank As a broadcast journalism major at the University of Southern California, Stamps Scholar Sanika Bhargaw wants to work as a foreign correspondent, covering important stories around the world. Growing up in...

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Vikash Singh, UCLA

Vikash Singh, UCLA

Connecting Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics with Medicine in Developing Nations By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Stamps Scholar Vikash Singh plans to combine his passions for big data, artificial intelligence, and...

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Kavi Pandian, University of Georgia

Kavi Pandian, University of Georgia

Changing the American Education System, in the Classroom and Beyond By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Lernfreude: It’s a German word referring to the “love of learning” that captures University of Georgia Stamps Scholar Kavi Pandian’s dedication to improving the American...

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Jared Bryson, Morehouse College

Jared Bryson, Morehouse College

Just Getting Started at Morehouse College and Beyond Morehouse College Stamps Scholar Jared Bryson wants to change the way the world uses natural resources. Bryson grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and attended Plainfield East High School, where he was involved with...

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MaryCate Most, University of Illinois

MaryCate Most, University of Illinois

Communicating Complex Topics to a Wide Audience University of Illinois Stamps Scholar MaryCate Most wants to use her degrees in journalism and political science to help make complicated topics around science and other issues more understandable for a wide audience....

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DaVon Boyd, Morehouse College

DaVon Boyd, Morehouse College

Teaching the Next Generation of Political Scientists Morehouse College Stamps Scholar Da’Von Boyd plans to become a college professor and pass his passion for political science onto his students. Boyd has been interested in politics since he was a kid. He remembers...

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Bridget Oei, University of Connecticut

Bridget Oei, University of Connecticut

This environmental chemistry honors student from Hebron, Conn., stays in step, whether designing a better pacemaker, volunteering as a medical aide in Peru, or winning Irish Dance championships. Why did you decide to come to UConn? At first, I thought that I wanted to...

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Tyler Butkus, Elizabethtown

Tyler Butkus, Elizabethtown

Combining Science and Business in Social Enterprise By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Elizabethtown College senior Tyler Butkus plans to use his background in the sciences in tandem with his entrepreneurial knowledge to lead innovative business projects in the field of social...

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Jacqueline Gibson , University of Texas Austin

Jacqueline Gibson , University of Texas Austin

Making Changes Through Leadership and Computer Science By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of Texas, Austin sophomore Jacqueline Gibson sees computer science as a way to make a difference in the world. Gibson grew up in Cedar Hill, Texas and attended Ursuline Academy...

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Theresa Saenz, Purdue University

Theresa Saenz, Purdue University

Combating Climate Change Through Solar Power When Purdue University Stamps Scholar Theresa Saenz was working on a project that, if it worked, could increase the efficiency of a solar panel by one percent, she was ecstatic. While it might seem like a small...

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Edward Hanlon, Naval Academy

Edward Hanlon, Naval Academy

By Ezra Remer On June 23, 2017 United States Naval Academy Stamps Scholar Edward Hanlon plans to launch his ambitious RSat small satellite into space in conjunction with the NASA ELaNa XIX program, on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. His RSat project is part of the AMODS...

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Erin Socha, Miami University

Erin Socha, Miami University

Through Miami University’s Architect Department, I was able to travel to Ghana for six weeks with fifteen other students for a design build architect studio. The first half of the trip was spent traveling the country while working on our design for a community center....

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Andrew Zhao, Naval Academy

Andrew Zhao, Naval Academy

A Personal Reflection on my Study Abroad Experience in Beijing This past school year, I was blessed with an opportunity to intensively learn Mandarin, widely travel, celebrate the Lunar New Year, and take majors courses alongside Chinese students in Beijing. As a...

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Sora Edwards-Thro, William & Mary

Sora Edwards-Thro, William & Mary

Encouraging Literacy through Technology College of William & Mary Stamps Scholar Sora Edwards-Thro has studied five languages: French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, German, and English. She's also written five novels and now wants to spread her love of languages and...

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