Two South Carolina undergraduates, Charlotte Pollack and Adam Quin, have won the DAAD RISE award for STEM students. This international program funds summer research internships for undergraduates at German universities and research institutions.
Why it matters: DAAD RISE allows students the opportunity to work closely with doctoral students at top research institutions. Recipients receive high-quality mentorship and gain experience to develop their skills as researchers.
Who they are: Both Pollack and Quin are South Carolina natives and members of the South Carolina Honors College studying in the College of Engineering and Computing.
- Charlotte Pollack is a junior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Fort Mill, S.C. She is a
UofSC 1801 scholar, a Goldwater scholar and an Amgen scholar. After graduation, she hopes to become a physician-scientist working in pediatric
- Adam Quin is a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Columbia. He is currently involved in research at the McNair Aerospace Center on a NASA SC Space Grant and will study machine learning and artificial intelligence in Germany this summer. Quin plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
Quin and Pollack were supported in their application processes by National Fellowships & Scholar Programs.