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Oluwasanmi Ariyo Biomedical Engneerng (BS)

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Leadership

Corporate Liasion for the National Society for Black Engineers, Peer Mentor for the Millennium Scholars program 

Service

Started the "What's You Passion?" festival at my high school to encourage students to recognize and act on their passions. This has been an annual event that I help plan every year

Awards

 2014 Bezos Scholar , Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minorities (ABRCMS) Best Poster Award (Engineering), Amongst Men Inc. Walking in Honors Award, Penn State Millennium Scholar

Scholarships

Penn State Class of 1926 Scholarship Recipient 2016 Millennium Scholars, Raise.Me, Comcast Leaders and Achievers, Taylor Community Foundation

Internships

Research: Summer 2017 (EBICS REU @ UIUC) -  My research lies within the field of tissue engineering and biological machines, where I analyze and differentiate muscle cells to see if various mechanisms can better develop these cells in vitro compared to muscle cells that develop within the human body.  Summer 2016 - (Create REU @ PSU) - My project focuses on understanding the fatigue response of hard calcified clots that can lead to the design of new surgical techniques for removing such clots during acute stroke. This project uses a finite element analysis tool like COMSOL Multiphysics to predict the time-dependent evolution of stress fields in a clot subjected to cyclic pressure fields. Academic Year - I work on various projects within Dr. Kristina Neely's Force & Cognition Lab Internships - Undergraduate Research Intern at Penn State and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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Kennedey Bell Fr & Francophone Std (UMNR)
Journalism (BA)
Political Science (UMNR)

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Leadership

News reporter, ComRadio; member, Ambitions Performance Company; editorial editor, Explorer (high school)

Service

Member, National Honor Society (high school)

Awards

President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold)

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Paul Birch History (UMNR)
Risk Management (BS)
Statistics (UMNR)

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Leadership

Penn State Actuarial Science Club - Corporate Outreach Officer, Penn State Quiz Bowl - Vice President, Sapphire Leadership Academic Program - Advanced Member; Service: Music Service Club - Member, Catholic Campus Ministries - Lector;

Awards

Society of Actuaries Exam P, FM - Passed, Dean's List - Fall 2015 - Present, President's Freshman Award, Valedictorian - High School

Internships

Liberty Mutual - Summer 2017, Kuzneski Financial Group - Summer 2016;

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Christina Boutselis Energy Bus & Finance (UMNR)
Energy Engineering (BS)

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Leadership

Secretary of the Armenian Student Association, Resident Assistant

Awards

President's Freshman Award, Dean's List (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016, 2017), Penn State University Provost’s Award;

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, Sarma V. and Rama Pisupati Endowed Scholarship in Energy Engineering, Matthew J. Wilson Honors Scholarship; Internships: intern at Dynamic Energy, intern for PA State Senator Daylin Leach

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Taylor Campbell-Phipps Biobehavioral Health (BS)
Biology (UMNR)

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Leadership

Member, Penn State women’s soccer team; ENCL Players Development Academy (high school); ENCL Challenge Football Club (high school); member, ODP regional team (high school); National Identity Camp (high school)

Scholarships

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium recipient 

Internships

Intern, Office of International Programs Research - Working in the kinesiology departments researching leadership style and group dynamics in the medical emergency department and how these non-technical skills affect adverse outcomes in the healthcare industry. 

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Matthew Driban Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

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Leadership

Science Lion Pride, Member

Service

Mount Nittany Medical Center, Patient Floor Volunteer Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, Volunteer

Awards

Schreyer Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Commended

Scholarships

Louis A. Martarano Grant, Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship, Schreyer International Study Scholarship

Internships

Genomics, Frank Pugh Lab, Penn State Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Pharmacogenetics, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg Lab, Karolinska Institutet Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Leukemia Biology, Peter Aplan Lab, National Institutes of Health Center for Cancer Research Internships - Euroscholar, Karolinska Institutet Summer Internship Program, National Institutes of Health

Languages

Spanish, Swedish

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Reilly Ebbs History (BA)
Jewish Studies (UMNR)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)
Holocaust Studies (UCT)
Anthropology (BA)

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Leadership

UPUA Chief Justice, Chairman of the Student Organization Conduct Committe

Service

Rape and Domestic Violence Counselor Advocate for the Centre County Women's Resource center, EMT for Penn State Ambulance Service and Centre Lifelink: Internship

Awards

Dean's List

Internships

The Canvas technology Consultant for the Liberal Arts College

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Rachel Ebner Non Crdt Professionl Develpmnt
Marketing (BS)
Psychology (UMNR)
Psychology (BS)

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Leadership

Participant, Brown University Leadership Institute; consultant, Students Counseling for Non-Profits; Philanthropic Chair, Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity; member, Sapphire Leadership Academic Program; participant, Leadership Jumpstart; member, Donor and Alumni Relations Committee (THON)

Internships

Research Assistant, Group Identity and Social Perception Lab

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Katy Gerace Mat Sci and Engr (BS)

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Leadership

Vice president of Materials Advantage; project leader for the Student Farm Club; project assistant for the Race to Zero Design Competition.

Service

Science demonstrations at local schools; Redifer Local Meal; tours of Steidle Building and the Millenium Science Complex; Material Science Department Open House; EMEX volunteer.

Awards

President's Freshman Award; Dean's List; first place award for an oral presentation at the 2017 Emerging Research National (ERN) Conference in STEM in Washington, DC; second place and people's choice awards for a materials proposal and presentation in the 2017 Materials Science and Engineering 492W Grand Challenge Competition.

Scholarships

SHC; DuPont Polymer Science Award; Alice A. and Howard W. Pickering Materials Science and Engineering Scholarship; C. Phillip Cook, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. 

Internships

Research assistant in the Redwing Research Group working on synthesis and characterization of thin film semiconductors for flexible electronic devices. Internships - GE Aviation; DAAD Rise Germany Program

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Juan Gomez Lorente Economics (UMNR)
Industrial Engr (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)

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Leadership

Vice-president, Penn State Rotaract Club; member, Penn State Dressage Club; member, Penn State Glee Club; Member, Penn State Sailing Club; member, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; prefect, Seaton Boarding House (high school); representative, Boarding Leadership Committee (high school); McKinsey Leadership Development Program (high school); Student Director, Blue Notes Choir (high school)

Awards

Dean’s List, Fall 2015, Moderns Price in French (high school), General Proficiency Award (high school), Paichoux Price in French (high school), Principal’s List (high school)

Internships

Start Intern (advisory track), PricewaterhouseCoopers (NYC); Intern, Sorolla Museum Foundation; Intern, Fundeu BBVA (high school).

Languages

Spanish, English, French

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Krista Grennan Imnlgy & Infctus Dis (BS)
Sociology (BS)

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Leadership

Lead Teaching Assistant for Race and Ethnic Relations; Member of Global Medical Brigades and Penn State Build Brigades; Agricultural Science Day Discovery Host; Schreyer Honors College Spend a Summer Day Panelist/Tour Guide

Service

Saint Clare’s Hospital Emergency Department Volunteer; Saint Clare’s Hospital Patient Transport Office Volunteer

Awards

Schreyer Honors College Scholar; Paterno Fellows Program; Dean's List (2015, 2016, 2017); Schreyer Honors College Grant Recipient; College of the Agricultural Sciences Grant Recipient

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship; College of Agricultural Sciences Theola F. Thevaos Honors Scholarship; College of Agricultural Sciences Oswald Scholarship

Internships

Research: Paulson Laboratory (Fall 2016 - Present); Independent Study in the Department of Sociology and Criminology (Fall 2016); Hughes Laboratory (Spring 2016 - Summer 2016) Internships: Clinical Cardiology Shadowing

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Nakul Grover Chemical Engineering (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)
English (BA)

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Leadership

Prospective Resident Assistant (2017-); Editing Member in Fiction and Poetry at Kaliope (2017-), Penn State's Literary Journal; Participant, Leadership JumpStart, Co-founder, PSembraceU (2015); Hindi Language Peer Tutor at Penn State Learning (2015-); Proctor, Department of Chemistry (2016-), Student Council Member, National Society of High School Scholars (2015-)

Service

Member, THON Rules and Regulations Committee (2016); Volunteer at Center County PAWS (2017); Schreyer Honors College Student Council Service Committee Member (2016-2017), Computer Science Teacher, Madhok Foundation, New Delhi (2015)

Awards

The James "Jake" A. Cranage Award for Poetry; Third Place for the essay "The Colonist, Environment, and a Billion Dreams" in the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest, Aspiring MA English (Creative Writing) Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Paterno Fellow (English), College of the Liberal Arts, President's Silver Medal for All-Round Achievement (high-school), Head Boy, Prefect, Super Scholar, and Valedictorian (high-school), Letter of Appreciation for 95%+ achievement by Mrs. Smriti Irani, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; Distinction in Piano Performance, Delhi School of Music;

Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship, Schreyer Honors College; Semi-Finalist, Diversity Champion Scholarship, Abercrombie and Fitch

Internships

Research - Tribology, Seong H. Kim Surface Science Lab, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (2015-2016) Internships - Marketing Strategy and Content Management Intern, Shubhpuja: India's largest religious e-commerce

Languages

English, Hindi, French, Bengali

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Jane Hatzell Biobehavioral Health (BS)

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Leadership

Assistant Program Coordinator and Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community, THON Chair for Penn State Club Field Hockey team

Service

THON Chair for PSU Club Field Hockey Team, Practiced English with Spanish faculty in Hospital General de Almansa, Spain during a 5 week internship

Awards

Schreyer Honors Scholar, Bunton Waller Fellow, Dean's List 2015-2017

Scholarships

Bunton Waller Scholarship, Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship

Internships

Research - Research Assistant in the PRO Health Lab at Penn State (BBH lab). Internships - Summer research intern at University of Pennsylvania in the Women's Health Clinical Research Center, Intern for Atlantis Project: Medical Fellowship Abroad. 

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John Iffert Civil Engineering (BS)
Philosophy (UMNR)

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Leadership

co-founder, Lean On Me @ PSU Teaching Assistant, Leadership Jumpstart  Venture Developer, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Service

Donor and Alumni Relations Chair, Apollo for THON Lector, Penn State Catholic Campus Ministries Eagle Scout

Awards

Grand Challenge Scholars Program, 2017

Internships

Construction Management Intern, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Excavation Contracting Intern, B&J Excavating

Languages

Spanish

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Ryan Jaeger Info Sciences & Tech (UMNR)
Mathematics (BS)

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Leadership

Member, Penn State Marching Blue Band; president, National Honor Society (high school)

Service

Eagle Scout

Awards

Dean’s List

Internships

Intern, Sedona Corporation

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Nicholas Labecki Business & Lib Arts (UMNR)
History (BA)
Political Science (BA)

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Leadership

Paterno Fellows Program; Schreyer Student Council; Schreyer Recruitment Committee Tour Guide; Reformed University Fellowship; Senior Class President (High School)

Service

Eagle Scout

Awards

President Sparks Award; President's Freshman Award; Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Internships

Intern, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center; Intern, Penn State All-Sports Museum; Government Relations Intern, Bravo Group

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Joash Lake Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

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Leadership

Member, University of the Virgin Island’s Jazz Ensemble; president, Interaction Action Club (high school)

Service

Volunteer, Roy Lester Schneider Hospital; volunteer, Salvation Army

Awards

Penn State University Provost’s Award

Scholarships

Millennium Scholarship, Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Award

Internships

Member, Undergraduate Research Society

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Daniel Lee Economics (BS)
Finance (BS)

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Leadership

Theta Delta Chi: President, THON Family Relations Chair, Academic Chair

Service

Volunteer, Wake County Habitat for Humanity (high school)

Awards

President’s Freshman Award; Dean’s List, Fall 2015

Scholarships

Provost Scholarship; Schreyer Honors College Endowment for Academic Excellence Scholarship

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Hayley Lengenfelder Finance (BS)

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Leadership

Vice President of Finance and Professional Chair, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity; Analyst, Nittany Lion Fund; Business Manager, The Pennharmonics co-ed a cappella group; Teaching Assistant, Risk Management Department

Languages

English, Spanish, French, American Sign Language

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Andy Luo Computer Science (BS)
Electrical Engr (BS)

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Leadership

Audio Engineering Society President; State High Computer Science Club Founder

Awards

Dean’s List, Fall 2015

Scholarships

Leonhard Engineering Scholars Program, Schreyer Scholarship

Internships

Research - The Photonic and Optoelectronic Devices Group; Applied Research Lab - Cognitive Autonomy Group Internships - Eberly College of Science Web Textbook Project; Siemens Energy Management

Languages

English, Mandarin

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Colleen Mcbride Advt/Publ Relations (BA)
Digtal Med Trnd & Analy (UMNR)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)

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Leadership

Family Relations Captain, THON 2017; Director of Communications, Empower Orphans PSU; Student Assistant, Schreyer Honors College; Mount Saint Joseph Academy Alumnae Class Agent; Schreyer Honors College Orientation Mentor, Summer 2016 --

Service

Volunteer Experience with Penn State Lion’s Pantry, Center County Women’s Resource Center, and Centre County Youth Services Bureau

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, PepsiCo Excel Scholarship

Internships

Dean’s List, High School Leadership Awards

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Symone Mccollum African American Std (UMNR)
Educ & Public Policy (BS)

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Leadership

Receptionist assistant, Paul Robeson Cultural Center; Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest Planning Committee; student teacher (high school); member, media team for Girl Pop 2015 (high school)

Service

Literacy tutor (high school); volunteer, Philadelphia Welcoming Center (high school); activist, Philadelphia public schools budget cuts (high school)

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Natalia Nigay Aerospace Engr (BS)
Russian (BA)

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Leadership

Member, PSU Zephyrus Project; Member, Lunar Lion; Peer tutor at Penn State Learning.

Service

Volunteer at Centre County PAWS

Awards

Dean's List; Academic Excellence Scholarship; Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship 2016-2017 academic year; Dobro Slovo, Slavic honor society.

Internships

Lunar Lion summer team

Languages

Russian and English

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Dean Pandelaras Economics (UMNR)
Mathematics (BS)

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Leadership

Member, THON Finance Committee; member, Cedar Cliff Student Council (high school); treasurer and president, Technology Student Association (high school)

Service

Volunteer, Greek Orthodox Youth of America (high school)

Awards

Valedictorian, high school

Internships

Member, Undergraduate Research Society

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Kandice Pettaway African American Std (UMNR)
Science (BS)

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Leadership

Member, National Society of Black Engineers; member, Penn State African Student Association; member, Penn State Women of Color Empowerment Group; participant, Penn State Women in Engineering Program Orientation; participant, Penn State Engineering Orientation Network

Service

Volunteer, Frances Fuchs Early Childhood Special Learning Center (high school); volunteer, Food and Friends (high school)

Scholarships

Millennium Scholarship

Internships

Intern, Allen and Shariff Engineering; intern, Whiting Turner Contracting Company

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Olivia Richards Entrprnershp & Innov (UMNR)
Mathematics (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)

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Leadership

Member, Science LionPride; member, Eberly College of Science Climate and Diversity Committee; member, Pride of the Lions Pep Band; member, Rules and Regulations Committee (THON); Events Chairperson, Penn State College Democrats

Awards

Salutatorian, high school

Scholarships

Millennium Scholarship

Internships

Research assistant, Penn State College of IST; Researcher, Penn State Department of Meteorology

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William Swart Infor Systems Mangmt (UMNR)
Sply Chain/Info Syst (BS)

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Leadership

Smeal Citizenship Conference 2018 Executive Director. A-7 THON organization Finance Chair

Service

Beaver Stadium Zero Waste Ambassador

Awards

Advanced Placement Scholar

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Mi Ni Tzou Sociology (BA)
Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA)
Comm Arts & Sciences (BA)

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Leadership

Editor, New Bloom; editor, WAKER (high school)

Service

Volunteer, Chilin Education Foundation; Goodwill Ambassador, Zhong-Lun Senior High School (high school); volunteer, Appendectomy Project (high school); volunteer, Love-Tree Social Welfare Foundation (high school); volunteer, anti-nuclear campaign (high school); activist, Sunflower Movement (high school)

Awards

County Executive Award

Languages

Mandarin, English

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Erika Veiszlemlein Internatl Business (UMNR)
Sply Chain/Info Syst (BS)
Spanish (UMNR)

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