Our Scholars

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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Dafna Bearson, University of California Berkeley

Dafna Bearson, University of California Berkeley

Entering a Global Classroom University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) Stamps Scholar Dafna Bearson is using her scholarship to gain a valuable and unique global education that will build the foundation for her future career. She plans to major in economics with...

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Garret Waterstradt, University of Illinois

Garret Waterstradt, University of Illinois

From Tumbling to Medical School When he was two years old, Stamps Scholar Garret Waterstradt began gymnastics classes and developed a passion for the sport that led to a spot on Team USA at age 16. Now a kinesiology major at the University of Illinois, his goal is to...

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Dylan Ritter, University of Mississippi

Dylan Ritter, University of Mississippi

A Family Connection to Curing Autism Having a brother with autism has influenced University of Mississippi Stamps Scholar Dylan Ritter to use his background in chemistry and biochemistry to find a cure for the neurodevelopmental disorder. From a young age, Ritter, who...

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Zack Faircloth, LSU

Zack Faircloth, LSU

Zack Faircloth Discusses His Path to Student Body President. Zack Faircloth is an Ogden Honors College junior, double majoring in electrical engineering and political science at LSU. Currently, he serves as the LSU Student Body President and is a member of the Greek...

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Devon Shuman, Miami University

Devon Shuman, Miami University

Devon Shuman Inspires a Lifetime of Learning Around the World. As an English education and creative writing double major at Miami University, Stamps Scholar Devon Shuman wants to inspire a culture of reading, both close to home and around the world. Growing up in...

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Bridget Oei, University of Connecticut

Bridget Oei, University of Connecticut

  From Irish Dance to Global Health, Bridget Oei Sees Science Everywhere. From a young age, Bridget Oei was encouraged to see the science in everything around her, whether that was the physics behind Irish dance, one of her life passions, or thinking of ways to...

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Bethany Dill, Barry University

Bethany Dill, Barry University

  Bethany Dill is committed to social justice at Barry University and beyond. In a recent Q&A, Bethany Dill describes life as a Stamps Scholar at Barry University and  shares how the scholarship has impacted her undergraduate experience. Where are you from...

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Luke Harmon-Vellotti, UCLA

Luke Harmon-Vellotti, UCLA

  Featured below is a recent Q & A with Stamps Leadership Scholar Luke Harmon-Vellotti. He shares his passion for chess and how he integrates the game into his life at UCLA. Where are you from and what high school did you attend? I am from the wonderful city...

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