NAE Recognizes 2018 Grand Challenge Scholars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wed, July 25, 2018

Washington, DC, July 25, 2018 —

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) congratulates 153 students for graduating from the NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program in 2018. The students are receiving diplomas from Arizona State University, Australian National University, Bucknell University, City University of Hong Kong, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Lafayette College, Louisiana Tech University, National University of Singapore, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Olin College of Engineering, Saint Louis University, Texas A&M University, University of Bridgeport, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of North Dakota, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee, West Virginia University, Western New England University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program stemmed from the 14 NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. It is a combined cocurricular and extra-curricular program designed to prepare students to tackle these goals that could dramatically improve quality of life around the world. In 2009, leaders from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering proposed this new education model. 

The 2018 NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program graduates are as follows:

Arizona State University
Framarz Alam
Kiana Ghazouli
Sue Han
Kathie Lundberg
Ethan Marschall
Akhila Murella
Alyssa Nazareno
Jorge Roldan
Nathaniel Shantz
Amanda Thart
Katelyn Schroll

Australian National University
Emily Campbell
Claire Honeyman
Christie Ng

Bucknell University
Samantha Golaski
Kellen Haile
Shiqi Jiang
John O'Brien
Kaixiang Shi
Chanda Singoyi
Kanishka Suwal
Jane Szybist

City University of Hong Kong
Sum Po Ava Chan
Xing Wang
Xueying Wang

Duke University
Jihane Bettahi
Samuel Kelly
Michelle Moffa
Karyn Saunders
Yuxiao Wei
Nicole Willis

Georgia Institute of Technology
Priyansh Bhatnagar
Clara Jennings
Hemanth Koralla
Maggie Lindsey
Danielle Mathis
Thomas Ross

Lafayette College
Patrick Leggieri

Louisiana Tech University
Haley Dishman
Brian Elkins
Charles Ellis
Johnny Negrete
Steven Pirvu
Jessica Supple

National University of Singapore
Chor Theng Tang
Yao Tong

North Carolina State University
Eman Alhajjj

Ohio State University
Rachel Teater

Olin College of Engineering
Annabel Consilvio
Aaron Greiner
Miriam Kome
Anisha Nakagawa
Shreya Rangarajan

Saint Louis University
Washma Anwar
João Lopes

Texas A&M University
Kanika Gakhar
Stephanie Wilcox

University of Bridgeport
Youssef Agiez
Subash Gautam
Tarunjit Kumar

University of Iowa
Riley Deutsch
Mitchell Fitzpatrick
Harrison Freund
Michael Garneau
Megan Helms
Sophia Mallaro
Jake Uribe
Nathaniel Weger

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Aakash Bajpai
Sophia Lopresti
Roopa Mistry
Heather Mortimer
James Rogers
Kourtney Rutkowski
Nicholas Simon

University of North Dakota
Jenna Greenlees
Quinn Huisman

University of Rochester
Raymond Chin
Luke Dengler
Alexandra Fredrickson
Mollie Hansen
Kalila Shapiro
Fernando Suarez Huerta

University of Southern California
AnnaLaura Arredondo
Maria Bacci
Sampurna Basu
Alyssa Brill
Joelle Burkhardt
Ming Kun Chen
Sarah Chiles
Tilden Chima
Grace Chrysilla
Paul Chyz
Madeline Combs
Aashka Damani
Eric Deng
Jeffrey Doan
Reese Dorrepaal
Shana Douglass
Anthony Elevathingal
Tvisha Gangwani
George Gatsios
Naish Gaubatz
Arushi Gulati
Natalie Helms
Jonathan Hong
Bria Jamison
Bethany Jarvis
Kevin Jiang
Justine Lee
Jill Leva
Samantha McVety
Ninareh Mehrabi
Emily Palmer
Sophie Pepin
Madeline Pratt
Natalie Ramsy
Caitlin Reck
Mary Richardson
Peter Roberson
Ayush Saraswat
Pavan Shah
Michael Thorson
Rebecca Thoss
Cherrie Wang
Angela Zhang
Michelle Zhong

University of Tennessee
Amany Alshibli
Sarah Davis
Christopher Haseler
David Marsh
Christopher Neal
Austin Ngo

West Virginia University
Nicole Hegele
Benjamin Underwood

Western New England University
Kathryn Jordan
Devon Marcaurele
Tiffany-Rae Robinson

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Elio Daci
Derek Feehrer
Cierra Ford
Killian Henson
Katie Hurlock
Alex Markoski
Holly Nguyen
Parmenion Patias
Ryan Rigney
Christine Schondek
Taylor Stephen
Taylor Teed
Margarite Vaccaro
Rachel Welch
Sarah Wutka

The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- private, nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under a congressional charter.

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