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Previous Clark Scholar Accomplishments

  • 2014 Clark Scholar Aneesh Pappy has been accepted to Stanford University. Aneesh was mentored by Dr. Michaela Jansen in the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics in the School of Medicine.
  • 2013 Clark Scholar Na He Jeon has been accepted to Stanford University. Na He was mentored by Dr. Michael O'Boyle in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
  • 2012 Clark Scholar Megan Shea was awarded Popular Mechanics' "Next Generation" prize at its Breakthrough Innovator Awards in October 2013. Shea was mentored by Dr. Michael San Francisco in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • 2012 Clark Scholar Jonathan Cohen is featured in an article in the Scientific American. Jonathan was mentored by Dr. Timothy Maxwell in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar Sheetal Hedge's written report regarding her research conducted during her summer as a Clark Scholar is to be published in Duke University's undergraduate journal of neuroscience, Neurogenesis.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar Shirley Mo will attend Harvard University fall of 2012. Shirley was mentored by Dr. Zhixin Xie in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar Mihail Eric has been accepted to Stanford University. Mihail was mentored by Dr. M. Sanati in the Department of Physics.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar Kellen Svetov has been accepted to Yale University through early action. Kellen has also been named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. Kellen was mentored by Dr. Roger Sutton in the Department of Physiology, TTU Health Sciences Center.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar Sheetal Hegde is attending Duke University. Sheetal was mentored by Dr. Michael Blanton in the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, TTU Health Sciences Center.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar Priya Parameswaran has been accepted to the Biomedical Engineering Program at John Hopkins University.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar William Liu has been accepted to Stanford University.
  • 2011 Clark Scholar William Liu has been named a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition. William was mentored by Dr. Harvinder Gill in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • 2010 Clark Scholar Carla Javier joined a team of women in Hollywood aged 18-50 to make three documentaries on domestic violence. Carla's team is Team Give Hope and is sponsored by MaryKay Cosmetics.
  • Carla was mentored by Mrs. Susan Talkmitt in the College of Education and is currently attending Princeton.
  • 2010 Clark Scholar Carla Javier has been named a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. She will be attending Princeton University beginning fall of 2011. Carla was mentored by Mrs. Susan Talkmitt in the College of Education.
  • 2010 Clark Scholars Laura Xu, Youyang Gu, and Brandon Sim were regional winners for the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition. Laura will be attending Princeton University fall of 2011. Laura was mentored by Dr. Ted Wiesner in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Youyang was mentored by Dr. Harvinder Gill in the Department of Chemical Engineering and will be attending MIT fall of 2011. Brandon was mentored by Dr. Soyeun Park in the Department of Physics and has been accepted to Harvard fall of 2011.
  • 2010 Clark Scholars Jai Sajnani, Nikita Desai, and Youyang Gu are Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists. Nikita was selected as a Regional Presenter at the Northern California/Nevada Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. She will be attending Stanford University fall of 2011. She was mentored by Dr. James Carr in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • Jai Sajnani, Nikita Kansra, and Youyang Gu have been named Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists. They are among the 2,000 chosen out of almost 70,000 applicants. Jai was mentored by Dr. Siva Vanapalli in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Nikita was mentored by Drs. Jorge Iber, Sean Cunningham, and Randy McBee in the Department of History.Nikita will be attending Harvard University in fall 2011.
  • 2010 Clark Scholar Kaixi Wang is attending Yale University. Kaixi was mentored by Dr. Scot Dowd in the Pathogen Research Laboratory. 2010 Clark Scholar Dongyang Cheng will attend Harvard fall of 2012 after taking a year to climb mountains, sky dive, surf, and work as a volunteer. Dongyang was mentored by Dr. Petros Hadjicostas in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. 2010 Clark Scholar Pavel Panchekha is attending MIT. Pavel was mentored by Dr. Rodger Barnard in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.
  • 2009 Clark Scholar Madeline Sides was awarded first place for her project "A multipringed investigation of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobbatidis" in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), often called the "junior Nobel Prize". Madeline was accepted to Stanford University and will begin fall of 2011. She has taken a year to live in France and do an additional year of high school through the Rotary Club. Maddy chronicles her adventures here: http://frenchmadeline.wordpress.com/. She was mentored by Dr. Michael San Francisco in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • 2009 Clark Scholar Jonathan Zhou was a finalist in the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. Jonathan was mentored by Dr. Wayne Lewis in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.
  • George Huang and Joanna Yang were both nominated for Presidential Scholars.
  • Congratulations to George Huang, Nico Barawid and Sarah Shareef who were semifinalists in the Siemen's Competition:
    • George Huang worked in Chemical Engineering with Dr. Ted Weisner.
    • Sarah worked with Dr.Jean Strahlendorf in Physiology.
  • Anush Kumar, Lingjin Zheng, and Shan Kothari have been named Intel STS semi-finalists. Anusha worked in Biological Sciences in the lab of Dr. James Carr, Lingjin worked in Psychology with Dr. Alice Young, and Shan worked in Biological Sciences in the lab of Dr. Lou Densmore.
  • Anusha Kumar and Neil D'Souza have been selected as 2009 Siemens-Westinghouse Semifinalists. Anusha worked in Biological Sciences in the lab of Dr. James Carr and Neil worked in the Pathogen Research Laboratory with Dr. Scot Dowd.
  • Tong Zhan has been selected as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. Tong worked in Mathematics & Statistics with Dr. Chris Monico.
  • Jamie Kang was selected as one of four winners of the American Academy of Neurology Neuroscience Research Prize. "Choline Acetyl-trasnferase" (ChAT) and Urocortin-1 Co-localize in Neurons of the Edinger-Westphal Nucleus of the Frog Rana pipiens Brain. Jamie worked in Biological Sciences with Dr. James Carr.
  • Tong Zhan has been named a semifinalist at the Siemens Competition. Tong worked in Mathematics & Statistics with Dr.Chris Monico.
  • George Huang has been named an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist.
  • Tara Viswanathan was chosen as one of two delegates from Texas to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program.
  • Mike Henne,a Clark Scholar during the summer of 2001, has been accepted to Cambridge University for the fall semester 2005. Mike has received the Gates-Cambridge Trust Scholarship and a Scholarship from Cambridge's Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), known as the LMB Scholarship. As a Clark Scholar, Mike worked with Dr. Jean Strahlendorf from the Department of Physiology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and continued his work as a fellow with the Texas Tech University Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellow Program. Congratulations Mike!
  • Anita Kallepalli is the co-author of a manuscript with her Clark Scholar advisor Dr. Ted Wiesner in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The title of the paper is "Temperature Dependence of Electrical Resistivity and Thermal Conductivity for a Gel Model of Nerve Tissue" Click pdf for Anita's paper. Anita will be attending Duke University in the fall of 2005.
  • Marissa Krimsky is co-author of a manuscript with her Clark Scholar advisor Dr. Bill Maki from the Department of Psychology. The title of the paper is" An efficient method for estimating semantic similarity based on feature overlap: Reliability and validity of semantic feature ratings. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers", in press. Marissa will be attending Carnegie-Mellon University in the fall of 2005.
  • Anna Symm who worked with Dr. Jean Strahlendorf during the summer of 2005 in the Department of Physiology at the TTU Health Science Center won the gold medal in Biological Sciences for her research at the South Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair. She will be presenting her research at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona. Anna will be attending TTU in the fall of 2005.>
  • He Ren who worked with Dr. Stephan Estreicher in the department of Physics in 2003 is co-author of a manuscript "Structural and vibrational properties of {N,N} pairs and {N,H} complexes in Si" (2004). Physical Review B 69,165206
  • Nico Barawid who worked with Dr. Jim Carr in Biological Sciences has had the following accomplishments:
    • Siemens-Westinghouse semifinalist with his name appearing in the October 25th 2007 edition of USA Today.
    • Neuroscience Research Prize (one of 10 national finalists)
    • Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist in 2008.

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