Engineering and Medical Grad Students Share Foundation's Scholarship Awards By Ken Keatley Three graduate students--one in the School of Medicine and two in the School of Engineering--have been named recipients of the 1995-96 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation scholarship awards. Gloria L. David, of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences; Andrew M. Lennon, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Louis P. Martin, of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will equally share the $35,500 award from the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of ARCS. "An ARCS scholarship will distinguish these outstanding students and will provide important financial assistance to them at a critical time in their graduate careers. We also believe that these students will honor this award, as they have already exhibited an exceptional level of achievement in their fields," said vice provost for research Theodore O. Poehler, in announcing the awards. David came to Hopkins from Pennsylvania State University with honors for her academic excellence in biochemistry. A doctoral candidate, she is studying the molecular and cellular biology of neoplastic cells, including the clinical development of new antitumor agents. David plans a research and teaching career in academia. Lennon, a second-year graduate student, is also a second-year winner of an ARCS scholarship. He came to Hopkins from the University of Delaware with extensive academic honors and industrial experience, having worked as an engineering intern with DuPont. Lennon will receive his master's degree in May and will continue to work toward his doctorate. He plans a research career in industry or academia. Martin, a 1987 Hopkins graduate, returned to the university in 1991 to pursue his doctorate. He earned a master's degree in 1992, and has completed the required course work for his doctorate and passed his graduate board oral examinations. The scholarship will allow Martin to continue his research on the ultrasonic and dielectric properties of ceramic materials during microwave sintering. He plans to pursue a career in academia or industry. Since 1968, the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of ARCS has awarded 221 scholarships to benefit academically outstanding students in need of financial support to complete their higher education in the fields of science and engineering.
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