Third-Year Scholars

Anish Bhattacharya

Anish Bhattacharya

Major

Electrical Engineering

Hometown

Carbondale, IL 

High School

Carbondale Community High School

Significant Activities

- NCSA SPIN Research Intern, studying how climate variability affects crop yield in the USA
- Summer Research Intern at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Group 36: Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Integration
- Co-founder of Actif, LLC, promoting active lifestyles through wearable tech
- Volunteering abroad in Guatemala over winter break, helping rebuild houses and irrigation systems
- Active player in the competitive Illini Table Tennis Club

Elijah Karvelis
Elijah Kravelis

Major

Chemical Engineering

Hometown

Pecatonica, IL

High School

Pecatonica High School 

Significant Activities

- Research Assistant in Tissue Engineering
- Teaching Assistant for CHBE 221: Principles of Chemical Engineering
- Summer Research Assistant in Griffith Lab at MIT

 
Madeline Schulze

Major

Industrial Engineering

Hometown

Park Ridge, IL 

High School

Maine Township High School

Significant Activities

 
 
Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith

Major

Physics

Hometown

Forsyth, IL

High School

Maroa-Forsyth High School

Significant Activities

- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at UCLA, studying the Charge Asymmetry Dependence of Proton Elliptic Flow in 200 GeV Au+Au Collisions (Summer 2016)
- Presented research at the APS Division of Nuclear Physics Fall Meeting in Vancouver, Canada (13 October 2016)
- Research assistant in High Energy Particle Physics (ATLAS - LHC)
- Received Commonwealth Edison/Beryl Bristow Endowed Scholarship: "In recognition of an outstanding woman physics major."
Vice President of SWIP (The Society for Women in Physics)
- Studied Abroad in Paris, France studying French museology (Summer 2015)

 

Garret Waterstradt
Garret Waterstradt

Major

Kinesiology

Hometown

Paxton, IL

High School

Paxton Buckley Loda High School

Significant Activities

- Research Assistant in the Molecular Muscle Physiology Lab
- Study Abroad Winter Tour to Australia (2015-2016)
- Competed in Tumbling and Trampoline Gymnastics, winning numerous medals (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015)
- Executive Board President of the Mannie L. Jackson I-LEAP program in the College of Applied Health Sciences