Meet the 2016-17 Fellows

Cindy Kumah

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RiSE/GET-UP REU Scholar: Summer 15

Undergraduate Studies:University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Deirdre O’Carroll

Ph.D. Research Topic: Plasmonic materials for organic optoelectronics

Support post Super Grad Award, other notable Awards, fellowships, publications or accomplishments: *pending

Current status in graduate program/Expected graduation: Ph.D candidate/Fall 2022

Advice for prospective graduate students: *pending 

 

Joshua Leipheimer

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RiSE Scholar: Summer 15

Undergraduate Studies:Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh

Program: Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering

Thesis Advisor: *pending

Ph.D. Research Topic: *pending

Support post Super Grad Award, other notable Awards, fellowships, publications or accomplishments: *pending 

Current status in graduate program/Expected graduation: *pending 

Advice for prospective graduate students:  *pending

 

Marcos J. Ayala Rivera

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RiSE Scholar: Summer 15

Undergraduate Studies: University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras 

Program: Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology

Thesis Advisor: *pending

Ph.D. Research Topic: *pending

Support post Super Grad Award, other notable Awards, fellowships, publications or accomplishments: *pending

Current status in graduate program/Expected graduation: *pending

Advice for prospective graduate students:  *pending

 

Maya Amouzegar

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RiSE Scholar: Summer 15

Undergraduate Studies: University of Maryland, College Park

Program: Maya received her M.S. in Physics from Rutgers. She then returned to the University of Maryland for the remainder of her Ph.D., working in the area of Experimental Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (CQED). After receiving her PhD, she would like to continue in the field of research. She finds national laboratories appealing but is keeping an open mind about options. Maya feels that Rutgers’ graduate program is truly great, especially considering the strong reputation of Physics and Astronomy.