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Three A. James Clark School of Engineering undergraduate students were named 2013-2014 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. This program honors the University of Maryland’s most successful seniors and the designated University faculty and K-12 teachers who mentored them.

This year's scholars were honored during a luncheon held November 15, 2013 in the University of Maryland (UMD) Riggs Alumni Center. The event, which brought together students and their high school and university mentors, was attended by notable guests such as University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, former University of Maryland President and current President of the National Academy of Engineering Dan Mote and Nancy Merrill, daughter of Philip Merrill, for whom the scholarship is named.

2013-2014 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

Kathleen Rohrbach (Materials Science and Engineering), Department of Mathematics Professor C. Robert Warner and Rohrbach's high school Latin teacher, Mrs. Patricia Davis.
Nelson Yanes (Aerospace Engineering), Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Christopher Cadou (who was named a Faculty Mentor by a 2010-11 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar) and Yanes' high school honors chemistry teacher, Mr. Joe 'Mag' Magdelinskas.
Rebecca Yep (Mechanical Engineering), Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Chandra Thamire, and Yep's high school French teacher, Ms. Vicki Clem.

The Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the most successful rising seniors from each of the university's schools and colleges, as well as their mentors from both the university faculty and their precollege education. The scholars' mentors participate in a workshop designed to strengthen relationships between the university and K-12 schools. To continue the legacy of academic excellence and mentoring, scholarships are awarded in the precollege teachers' names to new first year UMD students from their respective high schools or school districts.

For More Information:

Visit the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program website.



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