Penn Engineering Students Honored by CURF

May 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA –- Six Penn Engineering students are recipients of awards from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), a campus-wide center dedicated to informing and supporting student interest in conducting research and applying for competitive fellowships.  The awardees are:

Class of 1971 Robert J. Holtz Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research

Dingyun Chan (EAS 2010): Mapping Health Care Service Needs of a National Sample of Cancer Survivors
Spencer Glantz (EAS 2011): Investigation of Bexarotene’s Effect on CCAAT/Enhancer Binding Protein Epsilon Gene Expression in Acute Myelogenic Leukemic Cell Lines

The Class of 1971 established this fund in honor of its 25th reunion and in memory of their classmate Robert J. Holtz to help pay the costs of research projects proposed by students. Awardees are given awards of up to $1000 towards an original research project.

The Thouron Award

Rishabh Jain (EAS/WH 2009)

The Thouron-University of Pennsylvania Fund for British-American Student Exchange exists for the promotion of better understanding and closer friendship between the people of the United Kingdom and the United States of America. This academic exchange and experience in international friendship was conceived by and is supported by gifts from Sir John Thouron and the late Esther du Pont, Lady Thouron, of Unionville, Pennsylvania.

The Rose Award

Harvey Zhang (EAS/WH 09) Modeling Discrete-Time Transactions Using the BG/BB Model

The Rose Foundation generously funds the Rose Undergraduate Research Award recognizing outstanding undergraduate research projects completed by graduating seniors under the supervision of a Penn faculty member.

Gelfman International Summer Fund

Katherine Wu (EAS 2010) Volunteering and Studying Patient Perceived Barriers to Health in Unite For Sight Outreach Regions in Accra, Ghana

The Gelfman International Summer Fund has been established to create opportunities for personally enriching international research and/or service for students in the summer between their junior and senior year.

Goldwater Scholarship

Alexander Yen (EAS/WH 2010) Honorable Mention

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.