Caltech Chemistry Student Selected as 2021–22 Churchill Scholar

first_img Subscribe 76 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Andrew Zhou Credit: Andrew ZhouAndrew Zhou, a senior majoring in chemistry, has been named a Churchill Scholar for the 2021–22 academic year. The scholarship will fund one year of graduate study for Zhou at the Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.Zhou, of Monona, Wisconsin, will pursue an MPhil in chemistry, working in the lab of Jason Chin, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, on engineering a synthetic enzyme for creating amino acids not found in nature.At Caltech, Zhou began working in the lab of Frances Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) student during his freshman year. During his time in the Arnold Lab, he has used directed evolution, a technique developed by Arnold, to create new enzymes, and for which she won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.Zhou has co-authored two papers on directed evolution and hopes the research will help create new pharmaceuticals in a more environmentally friendly way.Outside of his academics, Zhou has also been involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including as president of the Undergraduate Chemistry Club, outreach director of the MEDLIFE Club, a cellist with the Caltech Orchestra, a member of the Caltech NCAA tennis team, and as a Rise tutor.“Caltech has given me the opportunity to experience rigorous academics and cutting-edge research while also enjoying enriching and meaningful personal experiences,” Zhou says. “Being able to conduct research in the lab of a Nobel Prize winner as a freshman is an opportunity that I think is unique to this institution. The close interaction with world-renowned faculty and small classes are simply amazing. Beyond the lab and classroom, I’ve made lifelong friends here.”Zhou is the 21st Caltech student to be named a Churchill Scholar since the program began in 1963. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology Caltech Chemistry Student Selected as 2021–22 Churchill Scholar By EMILY VELASCO, Caltech Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 3:53 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentcenter_img Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education

first_img Education,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, Pa. – State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera hosted the Conrad Weiser High School (Berks County) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team at the Capitol today, emphasizing that the team’s patent-pending medical technology is a fitting example for Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, a new $30 million program to improve STEM and computer science education and other jobs training opportunities.“Increasing opportunities for young people to prepare for careers in the fast-growing STEM fields is one of my top priorities,” said Governor Wolf. “With my PAsmart initiative, we are investing in the amazing capacity of our children and creating a talented and skilled workforce that we need now and in the future.”As part of the school’s Science Research Institute, the five-member team developed patent-pending medical technology designed to treat wounds and heal tissue. They designed a wound measurement app to record and document patients’ wounds. The captured image is then transferred to a 3D-printer for generating a personalized bioactive glass-embedded bandage. The bioactive glass composition helps to prevent infection and promote healthy cell proliferation.Secretary Rivera added that through the governor’s PAsmart initiative, Pennsylvania is investing $30 million in workforce development, including $20 million for STEM and computer science learning. The initiative encourages employers to collaborate with schools to develop educational programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs.“Expanding access to computer science and STEM programs prepares our students to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce,” Rivera said. “By connecting business and industry leaders with educators in our classrooms, we ensure our students are learning the skills that are in demand by Pennsylvania employers, specifically STEM and computer science professions.”Pennsylvania is a leader in STEM education, with the third largest number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and producing the fifth highest number of STEM graduates. Regarding computer science, the commonwealth recently became one of a fewer than a dozen states to endorse computer science education standards. In June, PDE hosted the Computer Science for All Summit to engage hundreds of the state’s educators and administrators in developing and implementing innovative approaches to teaching computer science.Throughout the summer, PDE leaders are visiting educational camps, libraries, and colleges to highlight the importance of STEM education as part of the #SummerOfSTEM tour.For more information about this grant or Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.NOTE: Video, audio, and photos from this event will be available for download later today in an email from the Pennsylvania Internet News Service (PINS). To register for PINS emails contact, [email protected] Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education July 18, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Gough ‘really surprised’ by Broad’s omission from Southampton Test

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON: Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has said he was surprised to see pace spearhead Stuart Broad sit out of the first Test of the three-match #raisethebat series against West Indies which started at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday.The hosts opted for Mark Wood in place of Broad, alongside veteran James Anderson and pace sensation Jofra Archer for the series opener.The last time Broad missed a Test on home soil was also against West Indies during the 2012 series at Edgbaston.”(I am) really surprised,” said Gough on Sky Sports podcast The Cricket Debate, regarding Broad’s absence from the playing XI. Because when you talk about sticking with players, I thought with the Broad situation, he has stood up and been counted for England over the past few years, when Jimmy (Anderson) has been limping out of games with injury.”I would’ve played both Broad and Anderson in this game – I think they deserved that respect – and then I would’ve gone for one of Wood or Archer. In typical English conditions, the way I would’ve done it is, rotated Anderson, Broad and (Chris) Woakes – always two out of the three – and then have one of Wood or Archer,” he added. IANSAlso Watch: #NewsMakers: Aabhijeet Sharma, President, APW in an Exclusive Chat with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

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