Two More Whitaker Undergraduate Scholars!

Biomedical Engineering students Ivy Koberlein (BS ’16, PHC) and Alex Sevit (BS/MS ’15, PHC) received the prestigious Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship for a service project in Mozambique and to study abroad in Denmark respectively. Congratulations!

Ivy KoberleinIvy is headed to Chicuque, Mozambique in September and will be working at the Chicuque Rural Hospital through Drexel University’s WeServe program. She plans to repair hospital equipment and to teach hospital technicians how to maintain it. This project will contribute directly to better medical treatment for the people of Chicuque, potentially leading to more effective and efficient treatments in Mozambique.

Alex SevitAlex will be spending the fall term abroad at Denmark Technical University in Lyngby, Denmark. In addition to his coursework he is also excited to learn more about the microbiological research at DTU’s Systems Biology department, home to the largest super computer in Northern Europe for analyzing gene sequences. This will allow Alex to gain an understanding of biological systems through computational modeling.

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The Whitaker International Program sends U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) students and graduates overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.  Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.

For more information please visit the Whitaker website or contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Asst. Director of the Drexel Fellowships Office.