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Theodore Caputi
November 21, 2016
Caputi, from Washington Crossing, Pa., who will graduate from Penn in May with a bachelor of arts in mathematics from the School of Arts & Sciences and a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School, will pursue a master’s of philosophy in health promotion at University College Cork.
November 11, 2016
Cataloguing supernovae is no small feat for an undergraduate. With the help of her advisor, Masao Sako, associate professor of physics and astronomy, Velay Fellow Paulina Destarac, C'19, did just that, collecting data to facilitate research in the physics community on how the universe is expanding. She presented her "Dark Energy Survey: Astronomical Transient and Supernova Search" project in September at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Open House and Research Expo.
September 7, 2016
Lindsey Chambers (COL '18) had a great time as a Summer Humanities Intern at the University Art Collection.
September 7, 2016
Evan Yang, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania who is double majoring in biology and biochemistry, started his journey in microbiology the summer after his freshman year. Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, which supports undergraduate involvement in faculty research, Yang began working in the lab of Mecky Pohlschröder, a professor in Penn’s Department of Biology.
May 18, 2016
The Fulbright Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. For the past two years, the University of Pennsylvania has been the sixth-largest producer of Fulbright Students among U.S. colleges and universities. So far 22 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards have been offered to Penn students and alumni this year to conduct research, graduate study, or teach English abroad. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) wishes to congratulate all of Penn’s 2016-2017 Fulbright recipients!
April 22, 2016
University of Pennsylvania students Elyse Chase, Kevin Chen and Jordan Doman have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually to juniors and sophomores interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering research.
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February 19, 2016
Five University of Pennsylvania seniors and three alumni have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The Thouron Award, a graduate exchange program between Penn and British universities, aims to improve relations between the United States and the U.K. Scholarship winners each receive tuition and stipends for one or two years depending on the time required to earn a graduate degree. The Thouron Award was established and is supported by gifts from Sir John Thouron and the late Esther du Pont, Lady Thouron, of Unionville, Pa.
February 17, 2016
Lucia Calthorpe and Morgan Seag have won 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. They are among 35 United States citizens selected and are the 29th and 30th Penn recipients since the scholarships were established in 2001.
February 11, 2016
When the clock strikes midnight on February 24th, join the entire Penn community and participate in in the campus-wide Energy Reduction Challenge. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to reduce their energy usage over a 24-hour period, from 12:00 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24th. Turn off your lights, unplug your appliances, turn down the heat and put on a sweater! Let’s see how much energy we can save, together. Savings from the Energy Reduction Challenge will go towards funding additional undergraduate Climate Action Research Grants! These grants are designed to support projects that lead to environmentally sustainable programs and policies, contribute to scientific innovations related to sustainability, or deepen our understanding of the social, cultural, artistic, and humanistic aspects of sustainability.
January 11, 2016
CURF is proud to announce that two Penn students and two alumni are joining the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars.
December 4, 2015
A University of Pennsylvania medical student working in pediatric oncology and a senior whose research focuses on finding a cure for paralysis are two of 12 Americans selected to receive 2017 George J. Mitchell Scholarships for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.