The iCons Program is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, two of its students have been awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Samantha Giffen and Katharine Greco, both members of the program's "Third Axis" cohort, are among the 2015 recipients of the award, which was established to support outstanding science, mathematics and engineering students who intend to pursue careers in research.
Giffen, a junior in the iCons Biomedicine concentration and a double major in Public Health and Microbiology, aspires to earn a PhD in Infectious Disease, and to conduct research in bacterial pathogenesis that can contribute solutions to stem global disease outbreaks.
Greco, a junior in the iCons Renewable Energy concentration and a Chemical Engineering major, aspires to earn a PhD in Chemical Engineering, and to contribute to the development of renewable energy technologies.
Two iCons students won Goldwater Scholarships in 2014 as well. Microbiology major Alyson Warr and Chemistry major Stefan (Marco) Eres, members of the program's "Second Wave" cohort.