Current Scholars

Grand Challenges for Engineering

 

CURRENT Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars

Sandra Castillo, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge: Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
Research Mentor: Edward Sander
Hometown: Council Bluffs, IA

Travis Kelley, Chemical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines 
Research Mentor:  Jennifer Fiegel
Hometown:  La Verne, CA

Allison Rowe, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Sarah Vigmostad
Hometown:  Mequon, WI

Hanley Sayavong, Chemical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Provide Access to Clean Water
Research Mentor:  Michelle Scherer
Hometown:  Sioux City, IA

Aaron Silva, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Aliasger Salem
Hometown:  Bettendorf, IA

Liana Suleiman, Mechanical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  H.S. Udaykumar
Hometown:  Burlington, IA

Adam Weis, Chemical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  Syed Mubeen
Hometown:  North Liberty, IA

CURRENT Engineering Grand Challenge Fellows

Collin Sindt, Chemical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  Syed Mubeen
Hometown:  Dubuque, IA

Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars GRADUATES

Rebecca Barrett, Biomedical Engineering, 2017
Grand Challenge:  Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
Research Mentor:  Ibrahim Ozbolat
Hometown:  Iowa City, IA

Stephen Belmustakov, Biomedical Engineering, 2014
Grand Challenge:  Reverse Engineer The Brain
Research Mentor:  Mona Garvin
Hometown:  Hinsdale, IL

Theresa Benskin, Biomedical Engineering, 2014
Grand Challenge:  Advance Personalized Learning
Research Mentor:  Clar Baldus
Hometown:  Cumming, IA

Riley Deutsch, Biomedical Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  James Ankrum
Hometown:  Johnston, IA

Shayma Elsheikh, Biomedical Engineering, 2014
Grand Challenge:  Provide Access to Clean Water
Research Mentor:  Craig Just
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Mitchell Fitzpatrick, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Advance Health Informatics
Research Mentor:  Geb Thomas
Hometown:  Marion, IA

Harrison Freund,  Computer Science & Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure
Research Mentor:  Scott Spak
Hometown:  West Des Moines, IA

Michael Garneau, Biomedical Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Reverse Engineer the Brain
Research Mentor:  Michael Mackey
Hometown:  Bettendorf, IA

Nicholas Glynn, Chemical Engineering, 2014
Grand Challenge:  Provide Access to Clean Water
Research Mentor:  Michelle Scherer
Hometown:  Clear Lake, IA

Megan Helms, Biomedical Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines 
Research Mentor:  Arlene Drack
Hometown:  Downs, IL

Bailey Kelsay, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2017
Grand Challenge:  Provide Access to Clean Water
Research Mentor:  David Cwiertny
Hometown:  Solon, IA

Allison Kindig, Industrial Engineering, 2015
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  H.S. Udaykumar
Hometown:  Cedar Rapids, IA

Jacob Kirpes, Industrial Engineering, 2013
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  Pavlo Krohkmal
Hometown:  West Des Moines, IA

Sophia Mallaro, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Enhance Virtual Reality
Research Mentor:  Joseph Kearney
Hometown:  Cedar Falls, IA

Andrew Maurer, Civil Engineering, 2013
Grand Challenge:  Manage the Nitrogren Cycle
Research Mentor:  Gene Parkin
Hometown:  West Des Moines, IA

Zachary Rasmussen, Biomedical Engineering, 2014
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Jose Assouline
Hometown:  Independence, IA

Jake Uribe, Industrial Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Advance Health Informatics
Research Mentor:  Geb Thomas
Hometown:  Lake Villa, IL

Ella Wassweiler, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2015
Grand Challenge:  Secure Cyberspace
Research Mentor:  David Andersen
Hometown:  Mendota Heights, MN

Nathaniel Weger, Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Grand Challenge:  Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
Research Mentor:  Albert Ratner
Hometown:  Cedar Rapids, IA

Kasra Zarei, Biomedical Engineering, 2016
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Michael Ambramoff
Hometown:  Coralville, IA

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