Clark Engineering Scholars

Clark Scholars

The Clark Engineering Scholarship program was established in January 2011 with an $8 million gift from A. James Clark, chairman of the board and CEO of Clark Enterprises Inc. Scholars are chosen each year from top performing freshman who show outstanding potential to excel as future leaders in the engineering profession. The first class of Scholars (the 2011-2012 Scholars) was selected in May 2011, with subsequent classes selected annually thereafter.

Learn more about the scholarship and its requirements


 

Freshman

Samantha Brick 
Samantha Brick is a freshman in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is interested in structural engineering, and previously interned at the DLR Group, an integrated design firm located in Seattle. This year, Sam is involved in the GW chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She is originally from Seattle, WA.  






 


Delaney Foster
Delaney Foster is a freshman in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and she is involved in the Women’s Leadership Program. She founded Unified Robotics, a Special Olympics program that brings robotics and programming to students with intellectual disabilities. Delaney has interned in a neurobiology lab, where she studied spontaneous electrical activity in the developing brain and is currently getting involved in a lab focusing on assistive robotics and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is from Seattle, WA.




 


Sophomores

Sydney Bailes
Sydney Bailes is a sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and is originally from Nashville, TN. She is a member of the University Honors Program, where she serves as an Honors Peer Advisor to incoming freshman. Sydney is also a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional engineering sorority. She also volunteers as an instructor for the An Bryce Foundation's Saturday Institute, where she helps teach sixth graders reading and math. Sydney has participated in multiple summer internships in Nashville relating to software and electrical engineering and hopes to use that experience to pursue a career in medical technology. 

 

 


Jackie Bellefeuille
Jackie Bellefeuille is a sophomore in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, pursuing a major in systems engineering and minors in computer science and political science. She is the vice president of the GW Robotics Team and is a member of the GW Chapter of Engineers without Borders and the Society of Women Engineers. During the summer of 2016, she interned with the City of Bloomington’s Traffic Engineering Department.  Jackie is from Eden Prairie, MN.



 

 


Parmvir Chahal
Parmvir Chahal is a sophomore in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is pursuing a degree in computer engineering. Parmvir is also a mentor for the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN), a member of GW Bhangra, and director of programming for the GW Sikh Student Association. Over the summer of 2016, he researched reliable and fault-tolerant Network-on-Chips and energy-efficient multi-core architectures with SEAS Professor Ahmed Louri. Parmvir is from Alexandria, VA.




 


Joelle Dowling
Joelle Dowling is a sophomore in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. She is a sister in the Kappa Delta sorority and a member of the GW Ultimate Frisbee team. During the summer of 2016, Joelle interned with her local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Joelle is from Washington Township, NJ.

 





 


Meghan Englert
Meghan Englert is a sophomore in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  She is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and is focusing her studies on biomechanics.  She hopes to work on designing and developing prosthetic devices in the future.  This past summer Meghan interned for Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, NJ, completing administrative tasks and working on the build site.  Meghan is a member of the GW Club Softball Team and serves as the fundraising chair for the team.  She is from Wyckoff, NJ.

 


 


Conor Gillespie
Conor Gillespie is a sophomore in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  At GW, Conor is a captain of the Baja SAE team and a mentor for Social Impact 360; he also plays violin in the University Orchestra.  In April 2016, he was invited to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University at UC Berkeley for training related to his startup company, which makes 3D printed instruments.  In the summer of 2016 Conor interned with Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. doing construction management.  Conor is from West Chester, PA.




 


Clare (Cal) Lohrmann
Clare (Cal) Lohrmann is a sophomore in the Department of Computer Science. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in computer science with a focus on data science. Clare is member of GW’s ballet group, Balance, and enjoys dancing and watching documentaries in her free time. During the summer of 2016, Clare conducted natural language processing research under the supervision SEAS Professor Rahul Simha. Clare is from Downers Grove, IL.

 


 

 


Jonathan Medley 
Jonathan Medley is a sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is pursuing a second degree in theatre as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Jonathan works in various technical roles in the Department of Theatre and Dance productions with a focus in lighting design. Jonathan mentors incoming freshmen as a member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN). He also tutors at the Science Lab at I School through Engineering World Health. Jonathan is from Richmond, VA. 

 


 


Kyle Pett
Kyle Pett is a sophomore from Toms River, NJ, studying mechanical and aerospace engineering.  He is currently employed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as part of the museum’s explainers program. His hobbies include swimming, hiking, and exploring new places especially here in DC. During this past summer, Kyle interned at Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity to help survey at-risk communities in his hometown.




 

 


Dietrich Reidenbaugh 
Dietrich Reidenbaugh is an undeclared sophomore exploring computer science and electrical and computer engineering. He works for the SEAS Computing Facility, serves as the director of finance for the GW Residence Hall Association, and is involved in the GW Student Association. Dietrich enjoys exploring D.C., traveling, bicycling, programming, tinkering with technology, and keeping up with current events. During the summer of 2016, he interned in the Wireless Communication and Signal Processing Lab at Boise State University. Dietrich is from Boise, ID.

 



 


Alexander Snouffer
Alexander Snouffer is a sophomore from Hagerstown, MD, majoring in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in patent law, and minoring in mathematics. Alex is active in intramural sports (playing for the engineering team) and also tutors other students in math and science.  Outside of school, he enjoys restoring vintage metal working machinery and mechanical antique watches.  He is currently designing and constructing his own mechanical watch, including making his own tools and machinery for specific operations.  Alex interned during the summer of 2016 at Crist Instruments, an engineering design and development firm in his hometown, and he currently working at the Machine Shop in the SEH.


 


 

Juniors

Colby Bott
Colby Bott is a junior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, concentrating in structural engineering and minoring in sustainability.  In the summer of 2016 Colby interned with EBA Engineering in Maryland, working with the structural, environmental, and construction management departments. Working within different fields at EBA helped him determine where his interests lie. On campus, Colby is a mentor for the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisor Network (SEASSPAN), serves as a technical producer on the board of Forbidden Planet Production, a student theatre group, and performs with the GW Band.  Colby is from Plymouth, MA. 

 

 


Sara Foreman
Sara Foreman is a junior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in computer science. She has worked at the GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions as part of the Visitor Information Program since the spring of 2015. In Spring 2016, Sara studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland at University College Dublin. She is also involved on campus as a STAR tour guide. This past summer, Sara interned at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University. Sara is from Malverne, NY. 

 


 


Robert Gifford
Robert is a junior in the department of Computer Science. Robert grew up in Nantucket, MA, where he discovered his passion for computer programming in high school. Here at the university he works on operating system based research under the supervision of Professor Gabriel Parmer. Through this research, he hopes to contribute to developing a new form of virtualization for embedded devices. Outside of academics, Robert enjoys being a guitar hobbyist and competing in Ultimate Frisbee on the National Mall. In addition to these activities he is a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and is one of the founders of GW's Systems Hackers Club.



 


Thomas Lane
Thomas Lane is a junior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  He is minoring in sustainability and is very interested in the design and construction of eco-friendly buildings and structures.  Thomas, an avid runner, is a member of the GW club cross country team and particularly enjoys exploring Washington, D.C. while running. During the summer of 2015 he interned with Sol Consulting in Dayton, OH, assisting with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects. Thomas is from Oakwood, OH.



 

 


Kate McNally
Kate McNally is a junior in the Department of Computer Science. Kate is a member of the Alpha Phi Fraternity on campus as well as the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisor Network (SEASPAN). This semester she has also taken on the role of vice president of communications for GW Women in STEM, social media coordinator for Hackital (a DC based hackathon), and an undergraduate teaching fellow for a computer science course. She enjoys spending her weekends exploring DC with her sorority sisters and engineering friends. In the summer of 2016 Kate interned with Billabong USA and worked at a restaurant in her home town of Foothill Ranch, CA.

 

 


Zainab Mahmood
Zainab Mahmood is a junior studying biomedical engineering with a minor in biophysics. She is an active member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN) and she loves mentoring incoming SEAS freshmen. She also works in a cardiac electrophysiology lab under SEAS Professor Matthew Kay. Zainab enjoys spending her free time at the Georgetown water front or the National Mall with her friends. During the spring of 2106, she studied abroad at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. Zainab is from Long Island, NY.


 

 


Jillian Miles
Jillian Miles is a junior in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, working toward a degree in systems engineering. Jillian is a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional engineering sorority, as well as the Society of Women Engineers. She also performs with Balance: The GW Ballet Group, and is a School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisor Network (SEASPAN) mentor. Jillian hopes to pursue a career in systems engineering relating to international development. In the the spring of 2016, Jillian studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Last summer, she worked in Professor Erica Gralla's lab on a systems engineering research project for USAID in Kampala, Uganda. Jillian is from Richmond, VA.

 

 


Nathalie Mitchell
Nathalie Mitchell is a junior in the Department of Computer Science. She has interned at Lockheed Martin and is interested in pursuing software engineering. At GW, she is involved with the Association for Computing Machinery, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders. Nathalie is from North Potomac, MD.

 


 

 

 


Tania Singh
Tania Singh is a junior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in biophysics, and she plans to seek an MD/Ph.D. following graduation. Tania has been with working SEAS Professor Vesna Zderic's Therapeutic Ultrasound Lab since the summer of 2015 studying the effects of ultrasound on pancreatic beta cells. During the spring of 2016, Tania studied at Queen Mary, University of London. Tania is a learning assistant for the Physics Department and a tutor for the Athletic Department. Tania is from Edison, NJ.

 

 

 


Caitlin Whitter
Caitlin Whitter is a junior in the Department of Computer Science and is originally from Washington, D.C. Her technical interests include software development, algorithms, and accessibility. During the summer of 2016, she researched with SEAS Professor Rahul Simha as a member of his Learning Technologies Research Group; she also participated in the Google CodeU program. She is continuing her research with Professor Simha, serving as an undergraduate teaching fellow for CSCI 1111 (Introduction to Software Development), and continuing her membership in SEASSPAN, ACM, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the University Honors Program. In her free time, she enjoys working on programming projects, reading, and exploring Washington, D.C. with her friends.

 

 


 

Seniors

Elias “Eli” Andrew 
EElias "Eli" Andrew is a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, with a minor in economics.  Eli is an active participant in GW SEAS tutoring, and the tutoring program for high school students in math and science at nearby School Without Walls.  He is a recipient of the GW Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and is a mentor for the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN). Eli interned as a Software Engineer at SalesforceIQ in Palo Alto, CA last summer. He is from Westport, CT.

 


 


Abbie Gillen
Abbie Gillen is a senior pursuing a degree in Systems Engineering with minors in computer science and biology. Abbie is especially interested in applying systems engineering to the health industry, and has previously interned at the Northeastern University Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute as well as the National Institutes of Health. Abbie spent the spring 2016 semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain. She is president of the GW Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a member of the University Honors Program and of Alpha Omega Epsilon, and is a part of several intramural sports teams. Abbie is from Johns Creek, GA.


 

 


Conor Lyman
Conor Lyman is a senior from Simsbury, CT, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in sustainability.  Conor’s interests include renewable energy, robotics and control systems, and aerospace. He is currently the vice president of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN).  Conor spent the summer of 2016 as an intern at Google in Mountain View, CA, working for their wearable technology division. 

 

 

 


Gabby Potvin
Gabby Potvin is a senior pursuing a degree in systems engineering with a minor in business administration. Gabby is interested in bringing her leadership and creative problem solving skills to a global corporation.  Gabby has completed various internships in her field of study, including her most recent internship at PwC as a public sector data analytics consultant.  Engineering, volunteering, and international travel are three of her passions, so she has enjoyed her involvement with Engineers Without Borders as the fundraising chair and co-president.  During spring to summer 2015 she studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan.  Gabby is from Cincinnati, OH.

 

 


Joshua Shapiro
Joshua Shapiro is a senior in the Department of Computer Science. He is interested in entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence. During his sophomore year he interned with the social venture Pedal Forward, where he helped design a Kickstarter marketing campaign and competed in the Rice Business Plan Competition, winning $10,000 for the company. Joshua is on the executive board for the GW Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, and is an undergraduate teaching fellow for software engineering. Since May 2015 he has been working with IBM as a cloud software development and testing intern. Joshua is from Tampa, FL.
 


 


Abigail Shriver
Abigail Shriver is a senior in the Department of Computer Science.  She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, with an emphasis on computer security and information assurance, and a concurrent degree in international affairs concentrating in security policy.  She is the chair of GW Women in Computer Science. Additionally, she is local DC chapter chair of the Anita Bourg Institute, a writer for the GW Undergraduate Law Review, a resident advisor and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Women in International Security, and the GW Pre-Law Student Association. Currently, she is working for the Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute (CSPRI) conducting a three-part research project on the technical, legal, and policy aspects of designing and implementing a self-tracking cryptocurrency. 
 

 


Sragvi Tirumala
Sragvi Tirumala is a senior biomedical engineering student. He is very interested in the incorporation of engineering into art and vice versa. Sragvi's current project involves utilizing biosignals to control a dynamic landscape sculpture. His technical experience includes many years of medical imaging research: primarily regarding breast cancer detection using infrared imaging. He worked for the Naval Medical Research Center in the summer of 2016.  He is the corresponding secretary of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society chapter at GW, and he also works as a tutor. Sragvi is from Freehold, NJ.

 

 

 


Katherine Walker
Katherine Walker is a senior in the Department of Computer Science. She is currently researching neural pathways and digital geometry and is interning with Etsy as a security intern. Katherine is the co-chair of Women in Computer Science and is launching a mentorship program for female computer science students at GW. During the summer of 2016, she interned with Etsy in Brooklyn, NY, and in the summer of 2015, she interned with Visa in Austin, TX. Katherine is from Charlotte, NC.