Marissa Galardi of Archbald was among the seven University of Scranton undergraduate students granted President’s Fellowships for summer research. The fellowships, administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, offer each student the chance to partner with a faculty mentor to complete a research project during the summer. Each project was proposed and designed by the student and their faculty mentor.
Katlyn Warren, of Dickson City was honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean’s list at Delaware Valley University for the Spring semester.
Off to College
Lehigh University has welcomed the Class of 2022. The incoming class represents 44 U.S. states and 43 international countries and territories. Among them are Mason Black of Archbald and Menglin Jiang of Peckville.
Local residents were among the 43 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the Summer 2018 semester, including: Jared Daniels of Clifford Township (who visited various cities in Germany) and Eric Eiden of Throop, (who visited various cities in Ireland).
Becker College student Brianna Farber, of Carbondale, has been selected for a Millennium Fellowship, a joint project by the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), a Boston-based non-profit and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Students from more than 280 campuses across 57 countries applied to participate, but only 30 institutions were selected.
Jessica Borders, a student at Carbondale Area High School, was selected to represent her school as a National Youth Delegate to the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Borders joined a select group of 300 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Borders was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo welcomed the nation’s young scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offered aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program was held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus. The Summit encouraged and inspired young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.
CTTC Receives Grant
The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center (CTTC) has received a $10,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. The grant will be used to fund the operation and expansion of the CTTC’s Entrepreneurship Academy, which has been operating at the Carbondale Area High School for the past four years. The Entrepreneurship Academy strives to expose local high school students to the concept of entrepreneurship and its supporting characteristics, including leadership, marketing, effective business practices and a spirit of independent thinking. Students participating in the program are educated through classroom instruction along with hands on learning through the completion of a project in conjunction with a local business.