Chemistry Whiz Awarded NSF Fellowship
Kristin Glab, BS’07, is one of only 22 chemistry majors in the country this year awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship, which will pay for three years of graduate school. Following graduation from Vanderbilt last May, Glab is studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Last spring the chemistry whiz won the Vanderbilt Department of Chemistry’s top awards for graduating seniors, the Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award and the Donald E. Pearson Award for the senior with the most impressive research record. Glab ripped through the chemistry curriculum at Vanderbilt in just three years, racking up a 3.9 grade point average.”She’s the best student we’ve had in at least 10 years,”says Associate Professor of Chemistry Piotr Kaszynski.
Engineering Dean Radiates Leadership
Kenneth F. Galloway, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has won the Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS). The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions through leadership and service to the NPSS and to the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences. Galloway helped found the School of Engineering’s Radiation Effects and Reliability Group and the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics. He is an expert on radiation effects in power devices and mobility degradation in metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistors.
Volunteerism Recognized with Red Cross Internship
Arts and Science senior Katherine Woods was one of 30 college students chosen nationwide for the Presidential Internship Program this year at the American Red Cross’ national headquarters in Washington, D.C.Woods spent her summer working in the Office of General Counsel. As a middle school and high school student,Woods volunteered at the American Red Cross chapter in Martin County, Fla., and has continued her volunteerism with the Vanderbilt Red Cross.The internship program runs a total of 10 weeks, from the beginning of June to the beginning of August.