Scholars Journey to Hawaii

Scholars Journey to Hawaii to Learn About Society’s Interaction with Physical and Biological Environment

For the first time ever, a group of College Park Scholars and other students traveled to Hawaii over spring break to research the geology, ecology and sustainable technologies on the Big Island.

This excursion was attached to CPSP359I:The Geology, Ecology, and Sustainable Technologies of the Island of Hawaii, which was also available to non-Scholars students as GEOL388I.

Steffi Yen

Steffi Yen poses with a model of a Gaia satellite. Yen uses data from Gaia satellites like this
model for her research in Heidelberg.

SDU Alumna to Earn PhD from Heidelberg

Science, Discovery and the Universe alumna Steffi Yen is pursuing her doctorate degree at Heidelberg University after graduating from the University of Maryland in 2013 with her B.S. in astronomy.

Yen credits SDU Scholars with furthering her passion for astronomy through academic excursions and hands-on scientific experiences.

Melissa Wikoff

Life Sciences Alumna Opens Her Own Audiology Practice

Dr. Melissa Wikoff, a University of Maryland graduate who earned her Life Sciences Scholars citation in 2004, opened her own audiology practice in Marietta, Georgia.

"My experience with Life Sciences Scholars has made a huge impact on my career and who I am today, socially and educationally,” Wikoff said. “Life Sciences gave me the foundation for my love of science, anatomy, and how hearing works."