Left to right: Joshua Carp and Mark Maienschein-Cline
Two Haverford Alumni Win Prestigious Graduate Fellowships
Two recent Haverford alumni with affinities for science have been awarded distinguished graduate fellowships to aid their continuing education.
Mark Maienschein-Cline ’07 has received a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, which provides support to students pursuing Ph.D.s in science or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Maienschein-Cline is currently studying non-equilibrium statistical mechanics in the field of theoretical physical chemistry at the University of Chicago, with an interest in biological systems. A double major in chemistry and math at Haverford, he was awarded the American Chemical Society Prize and the Lyman Beecher Hall Prize in chemistry at his commencement, and his senior thesis research with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Casey Londergan was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry in October 2008.
Joshua Carp ’07 has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, which supports outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and math. Carp is a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He studies lapses of attention using behavioral and neuroimaging methods, including EEG and fMRI. At Haverford, he majored in psychology and worked in the lab of Associate Professor Rebecca Compton. His senior thesis focused on the neural underpinnings of empathy.