AAAS "Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" Workshop Student Competition

American Association for the Advancement of Science
"Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" Workshop Student Competition

2018 Winners

Julia Bakker-ArkemaJulia Bakker-Arkema
Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder

Julia Bakker-Arkema is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Colorado. Through her research at CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, she investigates the chemistry that leads to the formation of organic aerosol particles in the atmosphere, a process that has implications for both the environment and human health. Julia also serves as the chair of the public resources committee for CU Boulder Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), where she works to increase the visibility and retention of women in STEM fields. After graduation, she is interested in pursuing a career that bridges the gap between public knowledge and scientific understanding, and she hopes to become a lifelong advocate for science-based policy.

Kaitlin McCreeryKaitlin McCreery
Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Kaitlin McCreery is a first year Ph.D. student in the BioFrontiers Institute and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Boulder. Originally from rural North Carolina, Kaitlin obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University where she studied physics and education. She is now a student in the Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Fellowship Program and is designing tools to study biological systems. She aims to pursue a career in research, technology, and teaching and is passionate about expanding healthcare and education to rural communities.

Past Winners

2017 Winners  
Adalyn Fyhrie Adalyn Fyhrie
Astrophysical and Planetary Science,
University of Colorado Boulder
Caroline Havrilla Caroline Havrilla
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado Boulder
   
2016 Winners  
Angela Boag Angela Boag
Environmental Studies
University of Colorado Boulder
Nicholas Valcourt Sarah Welsh-Huggins
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
   
2015 Winners  
Thomas Reynolds Thomas Reynolds
Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
Nicholas Valcourt Nicholas Valcourt
Civil Systems Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
   
2014 Winners  
Emily Pugach Emily Pugach
Molecular, Cell and Development Biology
University of Colorado Boulder
Chris Schaefbauer Chris Schaefbauer
Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder