Workshops focusing on minority male achievement in Rochester will be held at the Simon Business School on Saturday, April 30. The theme this year is, “A Tale of 2 Cities: Being Who I Want To Be.”
Steve Manly, director of undergraduate research, encouraged students to continue to approach their research questions with the infectious enthusiasm of “an eight-year-old in a sandbox” while honoring their work at the annual showcase.
Participants run from River Campus to Nick Tahou’s, eat a Garbage Plate, then run back to campus in an event benefiting the Mount Hope Family Center and its programs to combat child abuse.
Justine King ’15 is the first University student or alumnus to receive the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, supporting individuals who wish to pursue a career representing the United States in the foreign service of the Department of State.
Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 is the first Rochester senior to be selected for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most highly regarded international academic scholarship programs. The optical engineering major plans to pursue a master’s degree in biotechnology at Cambridge University.
Also known as “the Rockys,” these awards recognize undergraduates who have significantly and positively impacted the University or surrounding community through service to others, investment of talent and time, and pursuit of excellence.
The highly competitive program was established in 2005 and is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany’s publicly funded but independent organization of higher education institutions.