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2021 STARs and DraftKings Scholars Announced

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October 5, 2021

The School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the undergraduate students who were selected to receive a 2021 Summer Training in the Arts and Sciences (STAR) and 2021 DraftKings fellowship awards. STAR fellowships are made possible through the generosity of WPI’s Arts & Sciences Advisory Board and were awarded to A&S undergraduate student to conduct summer research projects with a faculty advisor. The DraftKings Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the DraftKings corporation to support work that elevates the impact of advanced research in information science and technology; each student also works with a faculty advisor. We congratulate all award recipients.

Summer Training in the Arts and Sciences (STAR) Awards

Olivia Atkins ’23, biology & biotechnology

Advisor: Scarlet Shell, assistant professor of biology & biotechnology

Eugena Choi ’24, environmental & sustainability studies and environmental engineering

Advisor: William San Martin, assistant teaching professor of humanities & arts

Elizabeth Koptsev ’22, psychological science

Advisor: Angela Rodriguez, assistant professor of social science & policy studies

Brock Jolicoeur ’22, physics

Advisor: David Medich, associate professor of physics

Michelle Pan ’22, biology & biotechnology

Advisor: Inna Nechipurenko, assistant professor of biology & biotechnology

Mohammed Mohammed, ’22, chemistry & international studies

Advisor: Crystal Brown, assistant professor of social science & policy studies

DraftKings Fellowship Awards

Victoria Mirecki ‘22

Advisor: Gillian Smith, associate professor of computer science

Katie Houskeeper ‘23

Advisor: Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science