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. In 2017 the Clark Charitable Foundation donated an additional $8 million to increase the Clark Scholars endowment to $16 million. 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


 

Sophomores

Samantha BrickSamantha Brick 
Samantha Brick is a sophomore 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.  






 


Caitlin CarfanoCaitlin Carfano
Caitlin Carfano is a sophomore from Toms River, NJ. She studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in medical preparation. Caitlin is a member of the University Honors Program, as well as a mentor for incoming freshmen as a member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN). Caitlin is also involved as the Events Coordinator of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), as co-organizer of the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) team, as a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, and as a volunteer at an elementary school STEM club that she co-founded. Over the summer of 2017, she will do research in the Quantum Engineering Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.
 


Camille DaszynskiCamille Daszynski
Camille Daszynski is a sophomore studying in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN), an undergraduate representative for the Biomedical Engineering Society, a member of GW Catholics, and a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional engineering sorority. Throughout the course of her freshman year, she has been working as an undergraduate research assistant in Professor Murray Loew’s breast tumor infrared imaging laboratory, helping screen volunteers and work on mechanical improvements to the devices. Camille is originally from San Jose, California.


 


Allegra FarrarAllegra Farrar
Allegra Farrar is a sophomore pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace. She is currently working with other members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) on the project Design Build Fly, which involves constructing a model airplane with specific qualities. She is also involved in organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), The George Washington University’s NAACP chapter, and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is interested in the field of orbital mechanics as well as space missions. Allegra is from Canton, MA.


 


FosterDelaney Foster
Delaney Foster is a sophomore 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.




 


Nathan PollockNathan Pollock
Nathan Pollock is a sophomore in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with an aerospace concentration and a minor in naval science. He is in Navy ROTC and is a member of the GW National Eagle Scout Association. He also tutors students at the School Without Walls with Professor Ahmadi and other members of SEAS. Nathan is originally from Latrobe, PA.





 


Zachary WilliamsZachary Williams
Zachary Williams is a sophomore from Upstate New York studying in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Here at GW, Zachary is a member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN), a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and an intramural sports official in the Health and Wellness Center. Starting his first semester, he became involved in Professor Murray Loew’s research laboratory, re-constructing the website and working on mechanical improvements with the imaging device. This summer he will participate in the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory Summer Fellowship program, working with researchers and studying adverse effects of different types of cardiac arrhythmias that affect the human heart.


 



Juniors

Sydney Bailes
Sydney Bailes is a junior 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 junior 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 junior 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 junior 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 junior 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 junior 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.




 


Jonathan Medley 
Jonathan Medley is a junior 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 junior 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 junior 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 junior 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.


 


 

Seniors

Colby Bott
Colby Bott is a senior 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 senior 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 senior 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.



 


Kate McNally
Kate McNally is a senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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.