2017 Scholars

Ethan Bensman, Clemson National Scholars Program

Ethan Bensman

Cincinnati, OH

Major:

Computer Science, Economics

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • CUhackit (2017-)
  • University Innovation Fellows (2018-)
  • IT Student Advisory Board (2017-)
  • UNICEF (2017-)
  • Intramural Sports (2017-)
  • Indian Cultural Exchange (2017-2018)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Intern with Amazon Web Services in Washington D.C. (2019)
  • 2016 CERN Data Analytics Quarknet Program
  • Genetics Research in the Lab of Dr. Alex Feltus (2018-)

Jackson Dugger, Clemson National Scholars Program

Jackson Dugger

Dallas, TX

Major:

Sports Communication

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • BYX fraternity
  • Wesley Foundation
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Clemson Athletic Department intern (data analytics)


Breauna Franklin, Clemson National Scholars Program

Breauna Franklin

McDonald, PA

Major:

Spanish Language and International Health

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • Vice President of Planned Parenthood Generation Action
  • Co-Creator of Minority Mentoring and Advising Through Collaborations in Healthcare (MATCH) (2018-)
  • Experience Clemson Student Panel Representative (2018)
  • Miss Black and Old Gold - Pi Alpha Chapter (2018)
  • Miss Black and Old Gold - South Carolina (2018)
  • Founder and President of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (2018-2019)
  • Student Volunteer and Spanish Interpreter - Clemson University Sullivan Center

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Stanford Medicine Summer Research Fellow - Cardiovascular Institute - Dr. Joseph Wu's Lab: Researched for 10 weeks on the molecular mechanisms of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy utilizing HiPSC derived cardiomyocytes and endothelial models
  • Health Disparities Research with Professor Janice Lanham
  • Peer Dialogue Facilitator - Cohort 8
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University

Nathan Matzko, Clemson National Scholars Program

Nathan Matzko

Irmo, SC

Major:

Biochemistry

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • The Clemson Pendulum Magazine (2017-)
  • Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) (2017-)
  • NSP Retreat Team Member (2018)
  • Clemson Honors College Peer Mentor (2018-)
  • Clemson Weight Club (2018-)
  • Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) (2018-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • EUREKA! 2017 Summer Program: researched for 5 weeks in Dr. Michael Sehorn's biochemistry lab on the impact of cancer mutations found in DNA repair genes (Summer 2017).
  • Directed research in Dr. Michael Sehorn's biochemistry lab on maintaining eukaryotic genome stability with homologous recombination and DNA double-strand break repair (2017-)

Margo Marie McManus, Clemson National Scholars Program

Margo Marie McManus

Fair Play, SC

Major:

Graphic Communications

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • Clemson Writing Fellow (Spring 2018 - Present)
  • Literary Committee Member in The Chronicle (Fall 2017 - Present)
  • NSP Retreat Team Member (2018)
  • CUSAGA member (Fall 2017 - Fall 2018)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Intern, Editorial Assistant, and Copy Editor for Autism Parenting Magazine (May 2019 - Present)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University (Summer 2018)

Jacob Sargent, Clemson National Scholars Program

Jacob Sargent

Aiken, SC

Major:

German & International Trade; Political Science

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • Vice Chair: Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Treasurer: Clemson College Democrats
  • President: German Professional Society
  • Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society
  • Ratio Christi
  • Intramural Sports (Soccer, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Innertube Water Polo)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Software Engineering Intern at Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (2016) Summer Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University (2018) Analyzing Social Media at Scale with Artificial Intelligence (2018-)


Claudia Wong, Clemson National Scholars Program

Claudia Wong

Anchorage, AK

Major:

Bioengineering

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • NSP New Scholar 2019 Retreat Team Leader
  • President of Latinos Unidos at Clemson University
  • Founding Member and Secretary for SLG Associate Chapter
  • Clemson Latinx Organization Council
  • Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Committee Member
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Summer Bioengineering research internship in Kansai University, Japan under Dr. Takashi Miyata
  • Bioengineering research under Dr. Delphine Dean
  • Dental Internship with Dr. Mouzon, DMD
  • Summer Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University

Sylvia Wu, Clemson National Scholars Program

Sylvia Wu

Shanghai, China

Majors:

Philosophy, Mathematical Sciences

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

  • CI: Stories of Detention in Immigration (2019-)
  • Clemson University Race and Embodiment Conference (2019)
  • Clemson Writing Fellows (2018-)
  • Clemson University Ethics Bowl (2018-)
  • Clemson UNICEF Refugee Team Lead (2017-)
  • Philosophy Club (2017-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Counting Locally-flat-foldable Origami Configurations REU (Summer 2019)
  • Chaotic Convergence Patterns of Newton's Method (2018)
  • Courage and Positive Psychology (2018-)
  • Cultural Psychology (2019-)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University (2018)
  • Marketing Intern at Community Center Shanghai (2016)