Michelle Yatvitskiy

Graduate Fellow Fashion and Apparel Studies I am a graduate student pursuing a master’s in Fashion and Apparel Studies at University of Delaware with a focus on sustainable and functional design. I am a research assistant focusing on material development for nonwoven textiles. My current research focuses on creating and testing a new fabric for… Continue reading Michelle Yatvitskiy

Shaquann Seadrow

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Delaware. My research is in Astronomy/Astrophysics focusing on magnetism in Massive Stars. I am verifying the use of an infrared instrument called SPIRou for the purpose of characterizing magnetic fields on massive stars so that it can be used… Continue reading Shaquann Seadrow

Kristin Schmidt

I am a PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Delaware. My research focuses on identifying the brain regions associated with learning to move in different force field environments, which she studies using a combination of MRI-compatible robotics and computational modeling. In addition to research, I am the lead mentor for… Continue reading Kristin Schmidt

Rebecca Nikonowicz

I was born and raised in Houston, TX. I have my BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. I am currently a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Delaware. In the Human Robotics Lab, I design and build MRI-compatible robots for use in human motor control studies under Dr. Fabrizio Sergi.… Continue reading Rebecca Nikonowicz

Amaja’ Mack

I play Women’s basketball at Wilmington University. I love science! I received a Bachelor’s in Biology in May 2022 and am currently studying to obtain a master’s degree in Environmental Science. After graduation, I plan on becoming an Epidemiologist. I enjoy making the world a better place, so collecting and analyzing data to investigate health… Continue reading Amaja’ Mack

Jamie Holmes

I was born in Washington, DC and currently reside in Kent County, DE. I have a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a Master’s in Teaching with a concentration in Science Education. My professional experience includes high school chemistry teacher and pharmaceutical and medical device sales. I am currently a 3rd-year Applied Chemistry Ph.D. student at… Continue reading Jamie Holmes

Philip Gitman

Growing up, I often found myself pondering the possibility of humans venturing beyond Earth and the moon, wondering if it was more than mere fantasy. Now, as a graduate student at the University of Delaware, I have the incredible opportunity to delve into the realm of synthetic biology, specifically optimizing biofuel production from CO2-derived resources,… Continue reading Philip Gitman

Sean Farrington

I was born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where I became interested in science from a young age. I decided to use that scientific curiosity and join the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a chemical engineering student. I was exposed to some research projects while at UMass, which were exciting enough to me that I chose… Continue reading Sean Farrington