2018 Scholars

Roann Abdeladl, Clemson National Scholars Program

Roann Abdeladl

Greenville, SC

Major:

Health Sciences and Political Science

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Dixon Global Policy Scholars
  • Resident Assistant
  • Clemson Free Clinic Volunteer
  • Clemson Undergraduate Student Government Senate
  • Muslim Student Association

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Creative Inquiry: Stories of Refuge, Detention, and Hospitality
  • Greenville Health System REEP Creative Inquiry: Prospective Studies of Hyperbaric Chambers to Treat Diabetic Patients

Elise Blackburn, Clemson National Scholars Program

Elise Blackburn

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Major:

Spanish Language & International Health

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Women's Club Ultimate Team
  • Camp Kesem Counselor
  • Writing Fellow

Destiny Boone, Clemson National Scholars Program

Destiny Boone

Summerville, SC

Major:

Computer Science

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Dixon Global Policy Scholar
  • WISE Mentor
  • CUhackit Graphic Design Team
  • PEER/WISE Academic Enrichment Program

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Virtual Environments Research Team

Natalie Claypool, Clemson National Scholars Program

Natalie Claypool

Crestwood, KY

Major:

Spanish Language & International Health (Emphasis: Community Development)

Minor:

Psychology

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor
  • Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-CATS) Instructor
  • NSP New Scholar 2019 Retreat Team
  • Child Development Creative Inquiry
  • Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)
  • Tigers Building Healthier Communities Abroad Secretary (2018-2019)
  • Campus and Community Development Committee (2018-2019)
  • Intramural Sports (Soccer, Flag Football)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Exploring Harm Reduction in Atlanta Alternative Fall Break Program

Ronnie Clevenstine, Clemson National Scholars Program

Ronnie Clevenstine

Greenville, SC

Major:

Environmental & Natural Resources: Concentration in Economic Policy

Minors:

Biological Sciences and Social Sciences Cluster

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Youth Scholars Program
  • Clemson University Food Summit
  • CUSG Sustainability Committee
  • Model United Nations Conference

Carson Colenbaugh, Clemson National Scholars Program

Carson Colenbaugh

Kennesaw, GA

Major:

Horticulture

Minor:

Biological Sciences and Forest Resource Management

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Clemson Food Collective Executive Committee
  • Ambassador - College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences
  • Clemson Fire Tigers Prescribed Burn Crew
  • Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)
  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor
  • NSP 2019 New Scholar Retreat Team Member

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Appalachian Fire Ecology Creative Inquiry - researching overstory mortality following the 2016 Rock Mountain Fire

Nick Deas, Clemson National Scholars Program

Nicholas Deas

Hilton Head Island, SC

Major:

Computer Science and Psychology

Minor:

Business Management

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • CU Cyber
  • CUhackit
  • Club Tennis
  • CECAS Spark Challenge - Bet On It

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Clemson Creative Inquiry research analyzing political tweets by current House of Representative members
  • Research mentored by Clemson University Professor in IBM Watson’s application to Tangible Interfaces

McCormick Emge, Clemson National Scholars Program

McCormick Emge

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Major:

Electrical Engineering

Minor:

Music

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Chief Engineer at WSBF-FM Clemson
  • Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity (2018-)
  • Pianist in Clemson Jazz Ensemble (aka "The Jungaleers")
  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor
  • Clemson Quadcopter Club (2018-)
  • Tiger Band Media Team (2018)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Engineering CI under Dr. Jonathan Maier (2019-)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Mira Pichai, Clemson National Scholars Program

Mira Pichai

Major:

Computer Science

Minor:

Digital Production Arts and Japanese

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • CUhackit Design Team (2018-)
  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor (Fall 2018-)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Fall 2019-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • National Scholar Program UPIC Intern (Fall 2019-)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa (Summer 2019)

Hannah Roebuck, Clemson National Scholars Program

Hannah Roebuck

Lilburn, GA

Major:

Political Science

Minor:

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Religious Studies

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Chair of the Honors Student Advisory Board
  • Council of Diversity Affairs Committee with Clemson University Student Government
  • Elections Board with Clemson University Student Government
  • Youth Scholars Program
  • Upstate Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Abolitionists for Hope Founder and Chair
  • Rivers of Justice Volunteer

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Independent Political Science Research with Dr. Laura Olson
  • Dixon Global Policy Scholars Maymester (2019)
  • National Scholars Summer Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2019)

Kat Terwelp, Clemson National Scholars Program

Kat Terwelp

Wauwatosa, WI

Major:

Microbiology: Biomedicine Concentration

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Writing Fellow (2019-)
  • Late Night Board Games Club (2019-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • EUREKA! 2018 summer research program, CI in Dr. Sehorn's biochemistry lab (2018-19)
  • Dixon Fellows (2018-)
  • Salamander research with Megan Novak (2019-)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University (2019)
  • Creative Inquiry in Dr. Turnbull’s lab on Insect Viruses and Membrane Potential (2019-)

Helena Upshaw, Clemson National Scholars Program

Helena Upshaw

Major:

Computer Science

Minor:

Sustainability

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Cuhackit, Head of Logistics (2018-)
  • School of Computing Teaching Assistant(2019-)
  • Canterbury (Clemson’s Episcopal Campus Ministry)(2018-)
  • Sustainability Committee (2019-)
  • Women’s Choir (2019-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • PearlHacks 2019, Best Instant Messaging Hack Finalist
  • Fitbit Data Analysis for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Breast Cancer Treatment Study