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Former Goldwater Recipients & Candidates

matthew davenport bio nca

Matthew Davenport (B.S. '17) is a recipient of the 2015-2016 Goldwater Scholarship. Matthew is a Cincinnatus Scholar studying Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Neuroscience in UC's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Matthew has conducted research on Fragile X Syndrome, and his research has resulted in professional patents, journal publications, and was presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Matthew has received research grants for his work and is the recipient of the SEEBME Scholarship, UC Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering Scholarship, and the Cliff Stegman Scholarship. Matthew is also a member of the Cum Laude Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, and has been on the Dean's List. Outside the classroom, Matthew is also involved as a volunteer at Imago Nature Preserve, serves on the Engineering Tribunal, and participates in UC's Billiards Club. After graduation, Matthew plans to attain a PhD in Neuroscience and pursue a research career investigating neural circuit dysfunction relating to learning and memory.

Jacob Knorr ('17) is a 4th year Biomedical Engineering major in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In 2015, Jacob was nominated for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for his research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Plastic Surgery. On campus, Jacob has started his own student organization, EnableUC, to provide 3D-printed prosthetics for children in need. After graduation, Jacob plans to pursue medical school and a career in bone tissue engineering research.

Jarod Gregory, 2013 Goldwater Honorable Mention

Jarod Gregory, a student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science ACCEND Program, is a recipient of the 2014 Goldwater Scholarship. Jarod will graduate with his BS in chemical engineering and MS in environmental engineering in Spring 2015. He has performed co-op work at Duke Energy. Jarod was one of a group of students who competed in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Sustainable Design Expo contest. Jarod took a leadership role in the research field and began his own research project in 2013 in collaboration between the environmental and biomedical engineering departments. After graduation, he wants to pursue either a research position as an environmental engineer or continue school to obtain his doctorate degree.

Daniel Griffin is a recipient of the 2014 Goldwater Scholarships. Daniel studies computer engineering, with a specialty in biomedical engineering and computing. He has performed coop work at Novel Device Laboratory and Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory. After graduation, Daniel wanted to pursue a PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering. Eventually, he hopes to develop cheap, non-invasive, and remote monitoring medical devices to reduce health care costs.

Bradley Theilman, Goldwater Scholar 2012

Bradley Theilman, a double major in biomedical engineering and mathematics and a member of the University Honors Program, received the 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Brad intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or Computational Neuroscience and conduct research on information processing in biological neural networks. His goal is to research the mechanisms of neural communication and use this research to construct models and devices which can emulate neural systems or communicate with the nervous system. Brad has taken part in undergraduate research in UC's Nanobiological Systems Laboratory, the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, and currently at UC's Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory. He has presented research on stimulated insulin release at the UC Undergraduate Research Poster Session, the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center Annual Research Symposium, and the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Diego. He has published research in the Journal of Virology as second author on a study characterizing the phi29 bacteriophage DNA packaging motor.

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook, an endorsed candidate for the 2012-2013 Goldwater Scholarship, is an Aerospace Engineering ACCEND Student. ACCEND is UC's Accelerated Engineering Degree Program, which results in students receiving both Master's and Bachelor's in the same 5 year program. Brandon is highly involved on campus, including the following activities: University Honors Program, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Hurdler for the UC Men's Track and Field Team, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity member, UC Rocket Club, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Brandon has completed internships and co-op experiences at both GE Aviation and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Brandon plans to obtain a PhD in the area of intelligent systems, work for NASA in the area of autonomous robotics, and become an astronaut.

Cameron Ingram

Cameron Ingram, an endorsed candidate for both the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Goldwater Scholarship, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. His field of specialization is Tissue Engineering and regeneration. After his graduation, he plans to pursue a combined MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering in order to gain a deep understanding of both the medical and clinical environment and establish an important perspective in order to successfully conduct research to develop therapies that treat debilitating diseases. His career goal is to conduct research in engineering successful cell and tissue therapies to treat patients and teach at a university.