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Temple's newest Goldwater Scholarship recipient Daniel Jovin.

Temple College of Engineering students continue to secure top scholarships and fellowships, notch strong showings in competitions and earn recognition for research and student professional organization activity.

Congratulations to all of those who exemplify the tradition of engineering students as among the top performers on campus.

Mechanical engineering students shine with Fulbright Awards, NSF Fellowship

Adam Brock, a graduating mechanical engineering student, has won the English Teaching Assistant Award in Germany from the U.S. Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright Austria English Teaching Assistantship Program from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education.

Fellow mechanical engineering student Ivy Chen, also won a research grant from the U.S. Fulbright Commission for Germany.

Owen Pearl, graduating senior in Mechanical Engineering, won a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation and will attend Carnegie Mellon in the fall at the Robotics Institute.

Trio of bioengineering students named Diamond Research Scholars

Congratulations to Alefiyah Bookbinder, Michelle Joyce and Gillian McGuire for being named Diamond Research Scholars. The Diamond Research Scholars Program provides Temple undergraduates the opportunity to engage in a focused, mentored research or creative arts project during the summer and fall.

Engineering's winning tradition at entrepreneurial competition continues

College of Engineering student teams took many of the top spots at the annual Fox School of Business Be Your Own Boss Bowl, with two teams placing first and second in the undergraduate track, and Toasté earning the crowd favorite honors. Engineering students were also part of interdisciplinary teams that placed during the competition.

The full list of winners is here, courtesy of Fox School of Business>

Research, creativity on display

Two undergraduate engineering students - Elliot Fix and Hannah Sobotka-Briner - were selected to participate in the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. Formerly TURF-CreWS, the symposium provides ambitious, intellectually motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to present and defend their original research or creative work among peers, faculty, family, and friends.

Fix, working with faculty advisor, Dr. Xiaonan Lu, presented on "Modeling, Control, and Active Stabilization of Power Electronics Converters for DC Microgrids supported by Renewable Distributed Energy Resources." Sobotka-Briner presented "Injection of AAV2-DREADDs Preferentially Infects Large Diameter Neurons in the DRG," advised by Dr. Andrew Spence.

Mechanical engineering student Connor Mears won the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award for STEM topics. Mears shared research on improving the effectiveness of football helmets in preventing concussions.

NSBE named medium chapter of the year

Region II of the National Society of Black Engineers recognized Temple NSBE as Chapter of the Year recently.

One of 17 active student professional organizations in the College of Engineering, NSBE focuses on increasing the "number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." Region II has over 2,133 collegiate members, representing 60 active chapters over seven states and Washington, DC, according to the Region II website.

ICYMI: Daniel Jovin named Temple Engineering's second-consecutive Goldwater Scholar

The bioengineering student is the first medical research track student to earn the Goldwater Scholarship at Temple. The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation named 396 recipients nationally in 2020 from a pool of 461 institutions that submitted applicants.

Read the full story on his achievement in Temple Now>