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2015 Scholars

Aditya Aswani, Clemson National Scholars Program

Aditya Aswani

Clemson, SC

Major:

Political Science

Minor:

Sociology & Economics

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

CURRENT: National Science Foundation-Correlates of War Project (Research Assistant); The Pendulum, Foreign Affairs Magazine (Editor of Online Publications); PAST: Clemson UNICEF (co-founder and current co-president); Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (project manager)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Intern at the Office of the Assistant Democratic Leader Congressman James Clyburn (Summer 2017)

Learning Sustainable Community Engagement Program at Stellenbosch University in South Africa (Study Abroad/Summer 2016)

EUREKA! Research under Dr. Jorge Rodriguez and Grad Student Kayla G. Wilson on Low-Cost Microfluidic Diagnostic Chips (Summer 2015)


MJ Carpenter, Clemson National Scholars Program

MJ Carpenter

Charlotte, NC

Major:

Industrial Engineering

Minor:

Business Administration

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Delta Delta Delta sorority, Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor (Summer 2017), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Take Note (A capella group), IPTAY Student Advisory Board, Clemson University Guide Association, Calhoun Honors College Mentor, Greek InterVarsity

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Genesis Intern at Livingston & Haven Summer 2016: conducted testing to improve the company's line of solar products to be utilized specifically in developing countries

EUREKA! 2015 Summer Program: researched for 5 weeks with Dr. Christopher Kitchens on gold nanoparticles for drug delivery applications

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries Fall 2015: researched ways to power refrigerators through solar energy to prevent the spoiling of medicines


Jason Erno, Clemson National Scholars Program

Jason Erno

Columbia, SC

Major:

Biochemistry

Minor:

Psychology

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors Advisor (2018-2019), Academic Success Center Tutor (2017-2019) and Tutor Mentor (2018-2019), GHS RAPPERS (2017), Clemson Student Government Judicial Branch (2016-2019) and Assistant Attorney General of Training (2017-2018), Clemson Student Government Supreme Court (2016-2017), Clemson Student Government Student Organizations Board (2017), College of Science Student Advisory Board Biochemistry Rep (2017-2019), Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society President (2017-2018) and Vice President (2016-2017), National Scholars Program Retreat Team (2016), American Medical Student Association Co-Director of Oncology (2017-2018), Habitat for Humanity (2015-2019), Omicron Delta Kappa (2016-2019), Phi Kappa Phi (2017-2019)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Directed research under Dr. Michael Sehorn on maintaining genome stability with homologous recombination and DNA double-strand break repair in eukaryotes (2015-)

Independent research under Dr. June Pilcher on the effects of dangerous autonomous driving on various physiological indicators of stress using a driving simulation (2016-)

Independent research under Dr. June Pilcher on the effects of risky autonomous driving on various physiological indicators of stress using a high-fidelity driving simulation (2016-2017)

Internship with Creative Inquiry as STEM Writer for the Decipher Magazine (2016-2017)

Internship with Dr. Shaun Olsen at the Medical University of South Carolina on researching a biochemical framework for testing the mechanism of E2 enzymes involved in lysine-48 linked polyubiquitin chain formation in the ubiquitin pathway (2018)

Medical Missions in Costa Rica Service Trip (2017)

Health Services Trip to La Merced, Peru with the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (2015)


Mansi Joglekar, Clemson National Scholars Program

Mansi Joglekar

Anderson, SC

Major:

Biological Sciences

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Association for India's Development (2015-16); Honors Student Advisory Board (Fall 2016); HerCampus Women's Magazine - Clemson chapter, writer (2016-); Clemson Dholna (2015-present, Social Chair 2016-); American Medical Student Association (2015-); Indian Cultural Exchange, (co-President 2017); Clemson Honors College Mentor (2016); Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society (2017)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Creative Inquiry analyzing the physical and chemical properties of electronegative compounds with the potential ability to stop cellular respiration under Dr. Shiou-Jyh Hwu (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

Creative Inquiry studying the genome of cichlid fish to find genes related to and controlling cranio-facial development under Dr. Kara Powder (Fall 2017)

Study abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa (Summer 2016)


Rami Major, Clemson National Scholars Program

Rami Major

Orchard Park, NY

Major:

Genetics

Minor:

Spanish

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

College of Science Student Advisory Board (Genetics Dept. Rep; Treasurer), Clemson College Democrats (President 2017-2018; Treasurer 2016-2017), Clemson Honors College Wellness Ambassador, NSP New Scholar Retreat team (2016; 2017 leader), Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, Honors Community Service Group, Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Creative Inquiry in marine conservation and genetics with Dr. Antonio Baeza (2015-)

Dixon Global Policy Scholars enrichment experience in Berlin and Paris (Summer 2016)

Study abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa (Summer 2016)

Study abroad at la Universidad de Alicante, Spain (Summer 2017)

Directed research under Dr. Michael Sehorn (present)


Haley Meier, Clemson National Scholars Program

Haley Meier

The Woodlands, TX

Major:

Industrial Engineering

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Clemson 3D Printing Club (C3D), The Tiger (Photography), Clemson Dholna, Habitat for Humanity, Community Council (Senator)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Research with Dr. Martinez-Duarte on forming metallic carbides by heat-treating cellulose papers infused with nanoparticles


Sam Michelich, Clemson National Scholars Program

Sam Michelich

Frisco, TX

Major:

Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

CU Club Rowing Team Treasurer (2016-2017)


Kevin Rabinovich, Clemson National Scholars Program

Kevin Rabinovich

Columbia, SC

Major:

Architecture

Minor:

Philosophy & Digital Production Arts

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

CUhackit (Producer & Creative Director, Fall 2017 - present), Dixon Fellows (Junior Fellow, Fall 2015 - present), Honors Student Advisory Board (Member, Fall 2015 - present), American Institute for Architecture Students (Member, Fall 2015 - present), Clemson UNICEF (Co-president & Creative Director, Fall 2015 - Spring 2017), TEDxClemsonU (Assistant Director, Fall 2015 - Fall 2016), The Pendulum International Relations Magazine (Web Editor, Fall 2016 - Fall 2017), Jazz Ensemble (Pianist, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Founder & Curator, TEDxYouth@Columbia (Fall 2011 - present)

Community Leadership Corps Fellow, Obama Foundation (Summer 2018 - present)

Partnerships Intern, Youth Service America (Summer 2018)

Producer, Masters in Branding program, School of Visual Arts (Summer 2017)

Design & Production Intern, RadicalMedia (Summer 2017)

Design Intern, truematter (Summer 2014)

Founder & Regional Manager, CodeDay Columbia (Fall 2014 - Fall 2015)

Educational Programming Intern, IT-oLogy (Summer 2014)

Delegate, National Youth Science Camp (Summer 2015)

Undergraduate Researcher, Creative Play with Lego (Fall 2015)


Lindsey Richardson, Clemson National Scholars Program

Lindsey Richardson

Little Mountain, SC

Major:

Biological Sciences

Minor:

Psychology

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Undergraduate Research Assistant, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), Clemson Tigervision, National Scholars Program Retreat Team

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Research under Dr. Yuquing Dong (2017): studying the effects of alcohol on lifespan, aging process, and maintaining proteostasis in C. elegans

Study abroad (Summer 2016): studying at Stellenbosch University in South Africa

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (2015): developing a solar powered refrigerator to keep vaccines cold in Haiti


Michael Summers, Clemson National Scholars Program

Michael Summers

Simpsonville, SC

Major:

Biochemistry

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Undergraduate Student Senate University Services Chairman, ITSAB Student Advisory Board Chairman, Southern Poverty Law Center on Campus Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Researcher in the lab of Dr. Alex Feltus, Founder and co-director of the Clemson Food Summit

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Research Assistant to Dr. James Tam at Nanyang Technological University

Dixon Global Policy Scholars Program


Jon Vogel, Clemson National Scholars Program

Jon Vogel

Tucson, AZ

Major:

Mechanical Engineering

Minor:

Business Administration

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

Clemson Formula SAE team suspension division leader, Clemson sports car club, advanced jazz combo gig band, running club

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Research with Dr. Srikanth Pilla at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research designing automotive composites with superior stiffness, strength and toughness

Study abroad at Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch, South Africa) summer of 2016

Research with Dr. Srikanth Pilla implementing carbon fiber suspension components on a Formula SAE race car

Project Gateway member re-purposing existing automobiles from Cuba for use in the new open region of tourism in Cuba

Summer 2017 student intern for Palatov Motorsport (Portland, OR)

Palatov Motorsport crew member for 2017 Pike's Peak International Hillclimb