NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

GCSP Featured Alumni

  • Haley Wohlever
    MS/PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley
    University of Rochester, 2019, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Suveena Thanawala
    Software Engineer at Facebook
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Computer Engineering & Computer Science
  • Cole Brauer
    Pursuing an MS in Engineering at Arizona State University
    Arizona State University, 2019, B.S.E. Engineering (Robotics)
  • Stephanie Houser
    Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Iowa
    Bucknell University, 2016, B.S. Civil Engineering and B.A. International Relations
  • James Shields
    Aerospace Engineer II at Spaceworks Engineering, Inc.
    Saint Louis University, 2016, B.S. Aerospace Engineering
  • Hannah Sarver
    Firmware Engineer at Apple
    Olin College of Engineering, 2013, B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Alexis Barge
    Water and Wastewater Process Engineering Intern at Burns & McDonnell
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Environmental Engineering
  • Reese Dorrepaal
    Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Maniraj Jeyaraju
    M.D. Candidate at University of Maryland, School of Medicine
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2017, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies w/Concentration in Health Ethnography
  • Naish Gaubatz
    Flight Test Engineer at The Boeing Company
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Aerospace Engineering
  • Daniel Dudt
    PhD candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University
    Bucknell University, 2017, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Margarite Vaccaro
    Olympus Fellows Program at Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2018, B.S. Biomedical Engineering w/Minor in Business
  • Eman Alhajji
    PhD student exploring nano-functional materials for energy storage at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    North Carolina State University, 2018, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering
  • Alex Strasser
    Materials Science Researcher at Texas A&M University.
    Texas A&M University, 2020 (Class of 2019), B.S. Chemical Engineering w/Minors in Physics and Materials Science
  • Shin Fong Tang
    Project Engineer at Air Liquide Malaysia
    Taylor’s University Malaysia, 2018, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Katherine Warfel
    Graduate Student at Northwestern University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Bucknell University, 2017, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Andrea Kraetz
    PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Chemical Engineering as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
    Arizona State University, 2019, B.S. Chemical Engineering w/Minor in Materials Science
  • Becca Mercer
    Industrial Engineer at W. L. Gore & Associates
    Arizona State University, 2017, B.S.E. Industrial Engineering
  • Kerri Devine
    Engineering Manager and Program Manager at Siemens Smart Infrastructure
    Duke University, 2013, B.S.E. Electrical & Computer Engineering and B.S. Computer Science w/Certificate in Energy & Environment
  • Landen McDonald
    Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2019, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Diana Chen
    Associate Product Manager at Google
    Arizona State University, 2019, B.S. Computer Science w/Certificate in Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Maria Foo
    Assistant Director at FHK Timor-Leste, Conglomerate
    The Australian National University, 2016, B.S.E. and Bachelor of Commerce, Systems Engineering and Finance
  • Lauren Pudvan
    MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University
    Olin College of Engineering, 2019, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Rebecca Thoss
    Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Chemical Engineering w/Emphasis in Nanotechnology and Minor in Economics
  • Pooja Moolchandani
    PhD in Robotics at Georgia Institute of Technology as an NSF ARMS Fellow and with a Presidential Fellowship
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering w/Computation Track
  • Kanika Gakhar
    NSF Fellow & Whittle Fellow, Research Assistant at MIT's Gas Turbine Lab
    Texas A&M University, 2018, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
  • H. Tolison Humphrey
    Management Associate, HUB Corporation - Custom Manufacturing and Prototyping
    Duke Pratt School of Engineering, 2013, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
  • Neel Bhoopalam
    Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir Technologies
    University of Southern California, 2017, B.S. Computer Science
  • Sum Po Ava Chan
    MSc by research student at University of Oxford
    City University of Hong Kong, 2018, B.S. Applied Biology
  • Pavan Shah
    M.D. Candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Arushi Gulati
    M.D. Candidate at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Daniel Donchev
    Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) with GE Healthcare
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering (Electrical)
  • Chad Liu
    Postdoctoral scholar at Genentech
    Duke University, 2013, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Xiang Li
    Pursuing MSc in Soil Mechanics at Imperial College London
    City University of Hong Kong, 2019, B.S.E. Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Udyanee Jayaweera
    Postgraduate candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University
    Taylor’s University, Malaysia, 2019, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Chit Siew Then
    Process Engineer at LONGi Kuching Sdn Bhd
    Taylor's University, Malaysia, 2019, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Iris Yow
    Process and Equipment Engineer at Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd
    Taylor's University, Malaysia, 2018, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Ella Wassweiler
    PhD Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of Iowa, 2015, B.S.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Zeynep Ayla
    PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Arizona State University, 2017, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Melanie Yong
    Graduate Change Agent at Sibelco Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
    Taylor's University, 2019, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • Jonathan Sussman
    Research position in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaohua Wu at the Scripps Research Institute
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Emphasis in Biochemistry) and B.M. in Flute Performance
  • Sarah Milkowski
    Associate Manufacturing Engineer at Abbott Laboratories
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Akhila Murella
    Program Manager at Microsoft
    Arizona State University, 2018, B.S. Computer Science w/Minors in Mathematics and Digital Culture
  • Sarah Donaher
    Graduate Student (NSF GRFP Fellow, UNC Royster Society Fellow) in Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Clemson University, 2017, B.S. Environmental Engineering
  • Scott Martin
    Energy and Sustainable Technology Development at 8 Rivers Capital
    Duke University, 2014, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering w/Minor in Chemistry and Certificate in Energy and the Environment
  • Washma Anwar
    Software Developer/Consultant at Highmetric LLC
    Saint Louis University, 2018, B.S. Physics and Computer Engineering
  • Yao Tong
    Mechanical Engineer at ASM Pacific Technology Singapore
    National University of Singapore, 2018, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • Winston Lim
    Project/Service Engineer at Ovivo Singapore Pte Ltd
    Taylor’s University, Malaysia, 2019, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Max Jin
    Medical Student, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
    Duke University, 2014, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Bach Nguyen
    PhD candidate in Chemical Physics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    Lafayette College, 2017, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Stephanie Wilcox
    Fulbright Program, student researcher in China
    Texas A&M University, 2018, B.S. Electrical Engineering w/Minors in Mandarin Chinese and International Engineering
  • Jason Kim
    PhD Candidate in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania
    Duke University, 2016, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
  • Suraj Sehgal
    Analyst at Deloitte in the Government & Public Services Sector
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Angel Armenta
    Field Services Engineer at Process Wastewater Technologies
    Arizona State University, 2017, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • Karyn Saunders
    Assistant Engineer (EIT) at Hazen and Sawyer
    Duke University, 2018, B.S.E. Environmental Engineering
  • Taylor Forbis
    Structural Engineer at Lynch Mykins Structural Engineers
    North Carolina State University, 2018, B.S. Civil Engineering
  • Kerry Muenchow
    Materials and Process Engineer at Pratt & Whitney
    rcester Polytechnic Institute, 2019, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Chee Shing Tan
    Project Engineer at Mewaholeo Industries Sdn. Bhd.
    Taylor’s University, Malaysia, 2019, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • John Bernabei
    MD/PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania
    Duke University, 2016, B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Sami Golaski
    Accounting Associate at Calculate
    Bucknell University, 2018, B.S.B.A Accounting and Financial Management
  • Kaleigh Durst
    PhD Student in Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology
    Arizona State University, 2017, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Zichang Yang
     Pursuing a M.S. in General Structure Engineering at the Imperial College London
    City University of Hong Kong, 2019, B.S. Civil and Structure Engineering
  • Ryland Mortlock
    Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Chemical Engineering w/Emphasis in Biochemical Engineering
  • Aaron Gordon
    Structural Engineer at Kimley-Horn Associates in Atlanta, GA
    Clemson University, 2017, B.S. Civil Engineering
  • Luke Oaks
    Controls Engineer for Bray International, Inc.
    Texas A&M University, 2019, B.S. Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • C. Barker Carlock
    Technical Program Manager for Tesla in the Energy Products division
    Lafayette College, 2017, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Audrey Beattie
    Graduate Research Assistant pursuing a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University
    University of Portland, 2019, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Tvisha Gangwani
    Graduate Student at Columbia University in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in IoT and Machine Learning
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Matthew Ritter
    Lead Machine Learning Engineer, Athenahealth
    Olin College of Engineering, 2010, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Joycelyn Yip
    PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at University of Southern California
    University of Southern California, 2015, B.S. Biomedical Engineering w/Minor in Art History
  • Bruce Lim
    Pursuing Double Master’s Degree in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS) at Grenoble Institute of Technology
    National University of Singapore, 2019, B.S.E. Materials Science and Engineering
  • Emilia Chojkiewicz
    Pursuing Master's degree in Smart Grid Engineering in Europe
    Duke University, 2019, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering w/Minor in Energy Engineering
  • Zachary Rasmussen
    Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
    University of Iowa, 2014, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Sebastian Dziallas
    Founding Faculty Member at Fulbright University Vietnam
    Olin College of Engineering, 2014, B.S. Engineering w/Concentration in Computing
  • Rhea Choudhury
    Technical Development Program Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering w/Minor in Healthcare Studies
  • Caroline Bell
    Application Engineer at Äpre Instruments
    Louisiana Tech University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Emma Luke
    Research Assistant at University of Utah
    University of Rochester, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Kevin Jiang
    RF/mmWave Engineer & Systems Engineer at a 5G Wireless Startup
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Rachel Hegab
    Associate Professional Staff in the Biological Sciences Group in Research & Exploratory Development Department at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
    Louisiana Tech University, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Thong Ling Chiah
    Research Engineer in Taylor's Education Group
    Taylor's University, Malaysia, 2016, B.S.E. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ninareh Mehrabi
    PhD student at the Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Avery McEvoy
    Schneider Fellow, Islands Energy Program at Rocky Mountain Institute
    University of Southern California, 2017, B.S. Environmental Engineering
  • Nina Singh
    Medical Student at New York University School of Medicine
    University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Brady Klein
    Sales Executive at EnergyHub
    Duke University, 2014, B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering w/Certificate in Energy and Environment
  • Aaron Greiner
    Director of CultureHouse
    Olin College, 2018, B.S. in Engineering w/Concentration in Sustainable and Social Design
  • Francesco Tresalti
    Pursuing Master’s Degree in Renewable Sources of Energy at La Sapienza
    La Sapienza (University of Rome), 2019, B.S. Energy Engineering
  • Sam Pasmann
    Masters of Science Candidate in Engineering, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame
    University of Portland, 2019, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Sarah Nusbaum
    Director of Initiatives and Investments at the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
    Lafayette College, 2013, B.A. in History w/Minor in French
  • Nichole Mackey
    Location Based Services Software Engineer at Ford Motor Company
    Michigan Technological University, 2019, B.S. Software Engineering w/Minor in Economics and Certificate in Global Technological Leadership
  • Jared Dunnmon
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
    Duke University, 2011, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • Nathan Pereira
    Associate in Management Consulting as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
    Australian National University, 2018, B.S. Systems Engineering & B.A. Business Administration
  • Amos Heng
    Research Commercialization Lead at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
    National University of Singapore, 2019, B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Innovation & Design
  • Caroline Best
    Junior Structural Engineer at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
    Western New England University, 2019, B.S. Civil Engineering w/Minor in Mathematical Sciences
  • Sarah Chiles
    Technology Scouting Manager for Starburst Aerospace
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Willa Zhao
    Fixed Income Trader at Vanguard
    University of Southern California, 2017, B.S. Computer Science/Business Administration
  • Emily Campbell
    Graduate Engineer at Arup
    Australian National University, 2018, B.S.E. Mechanical and Materials & B.A. Spanish
  • Adam Weis
    Environmental Engineering Intern at Barr Engineering (Duluth, MN)
    University of Iowa, 2019, B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering
  • Isa Ferrall
    PhD Student in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley
    Duke University, 2015, B.S. Mechanical Engineering w/Certificate in Energy and the Environment
  • Luke Vest
    Medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis University, 2019, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Connor Ganley
    PhD Student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2019, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Aakash Bajpai
    PhD Student in Robotics at Georgia Institute of Technology
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2018, B.S. Mechanical Engineering w/Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Frederick Sebastian
    PhD Student focusing in Bioengineering at Northeastern University
    Arizona State University, 2017, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
  • Shomik Verma
    Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in Materials Science
    Duke University, 2019, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • Zachary Gima
    PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley
    University of Southern California, 2014, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Angelique Michele Johnson
    Customer Success Consultant for QGenda
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering w/Minor in Health, Medicine, and Society
  • William Park
    Project Engineer at New York District, US Army Corps of Engineers
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Bria Jamison
    Environmental Consultant at Ramboll
    University of Southern California, 2018, B.S. Environmental Engineering
  • Chee Jit Lim
    Design Engineer of Jutasama Sdn Bhd
    Taylor's University, Malaysia, 2018, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Taylor Weiskittel
    MD PhD Student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program
    University of Tennessee, 2017, B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering w/Biomolecular Concentration
  • Zoe Schwartz
    Edison Engineering Development Program at GE Aviation
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2019, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Alec Beeve
    PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    Saint Louis University, 2017, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Andrianna Ayiotis
    PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
    University of Southern California, 2017, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Anushikha Sharma
    Associate Software Engineer at Moody’s Analytics
    Bucknell University, 2019, B.S. Computer Science and Engineering & B.A. Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Emma Palmer
    PhD Student in Environmental Engineering at University of Texas, Austin
    Duke University, 2019, B.S. Environmental Engineering w/Minor in Chemistry and Certificate in Global Development Engineering
  • Martin Pozniak
    SMART Manufacturing Systems Engineer, 3M Company
    University of North Dakota, 2019, B.S. Electrical Engineering & B.S. Cybersecurity
  • Shaun Wootten
    Director of Research and Development and Director of Service Engineering at Aesthetics Biomedical, Inc.
    Arizona State University, 2017, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering and B.S Biochemistry w/Minor in Business
  • Fernanda Gushken
    Medical School Student at Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil
    University of Southern California, 2017, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering w/Minor in Business Administration
  • David Yudovich
    PhD Student at Lund University and Co-Founder and CEO of TIGERQ AB
    Duke University, 2012, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
  • Adam Seifert
    Operations Professional Development Program (OPDP) with Abbott Laboratories
    University of Southern California, 2017, B.S. Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering
  • Rahul Dhakal
    Civil-Water Resources Engineer at AECOM
    Bucknell University, 2016, B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Ethan Marschall
    PhD Student at the University of Minnesota, Biomedical Engineering
    Arizona State University, 2018, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Nikhil Gupta
    Founder & CEO, Determinant Materials - Electronics Recycling, Materials Production
    Olin College of Engineering, 2013, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Andrew Mang
    Chairman, Aswanet Rwanda, Ltd.
    Duke University, 2012, B.S. Mechanical Engineering & Economics
  • Ellen Chisa
    VP of Product, Lola
    Olin College of Engineering, 2010, B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Connor Cotton
    Advertising Account Manager, Revolution Messaging
    Duke University, 2016, B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Edgar De Leon
    Lean Intern, MemorialCare Health System
    University of Southern California, 2016, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Kate Elfer
    PhD Student, Tulane University
    Louisiana Tech University, 2012, B.S. Nanosystems Engineering
  • Stephanie Fong
    Technical Development Program Engineer, Edwards Lifesciences
    University of Southern California, 2015, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Samuel Helman
    Mechanical Engineer, L-3 Technologies
    Louisiana Tech University, 2016, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Yitaek Hwang
    Venture for America Entrepreneurship Fellow, Leverage startup
    Duke University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Grant Jirka
    Medical Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
    Duke University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Julia King
    PhD Student, University of Washington at Seattle
    Arizona State University, 2016, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • C. Ryan Land
    Electronics Engineer, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
    Louisiana Tech University, 2013, B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Andy Pethan
    High School Math and Engineering Teacher, Byron High School in Byron, MN
    Olin College of Engineering, 2011, B.S. Engineering
  • Guy Pickett
    Process/Systems Engineer, Mission Solar Energy
    Arizona State University, 2012, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Gregory D. Poore
    MD/PhD Candidate, UC San Diego School of Medicine
    Duke University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Michaela Rikard
    PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
    North Carolina State University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Kevin Simon
    PhD Student, MIT and Co-Founder, Khethworks
    Olin College of Engineering, 2012, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Swetha Swaminathan
    Health Industries Advisory Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Arizona State University, 2016, B.E. Biomedical Engineering
  • Amara Ijeoma Uyanna
    Strategy & Operations Consultant, The Releaf Group Development Associate, Sustainability International Masters Student in Global Policy Studies, UT Austin
    Louisiana Tech University, 2016, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Archit Verma
    PhD Student, Princeton University Department of Chemical and Biological Research
    Duke University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
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