The DDCE Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program is pleased to announce nine Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Awards for the fall of 2014. The students, known as IE Kuhn Scholars, each receive a $1,000 stipend made possible by Michael and Alice Kuhn. The award is intended to support and encourage first-generation and/or economically disadvantaged college students to pursue opportunities that further enrich the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.). DDCE provides a matching stipend to each of the intern’s graduate student mentors. Since 2013, there have been 66 IE Kuhn Scholars selected from an applicant pool of over 250 eligible students. IE Kuhn Scholars represent 13 UT colleges and schools.
The 9 IE Kuhn Scholars–including the field in which they are doing the IE Pre Grad Internship–and their graduate student mentors or faculty supervisors are as follows:
- Irnela Bajrovic/ Kristina Jonsson-Schmunk, Pharmaceutics
- Dayana Chavez/ Katherine Espinoza, Bilingual Education
- Marcos Duran/ Young A. Song, Advertising
- Catherine Leija/ Zoltan Nadasdy, Psychology
- Michaela Noble/ Anna Ziemnicki, Law
- Daniel Sierra/ Shawn Griffiths, Civil Engineering
- Wysonda Smith/ Collin Jevne, Social Work
- Reginaldo Valdez/ Hillary Tanoff, LBJ School of Public Affairs
- Stephanie Wells/ Namrata Sanjeevi, Nutritional Sciences
“We are especially pleased to support these nine students whose life stories are compelling and whose dedication to getting a college education is nothing short of inspirational,” said Dr. Rick Cherwitz, founder and director of the IE Consortium.
The DDCE IE Pre Grad Internship Program is part of UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) established in 1997. Nearly 2,500 students have participated in the IE Pre Grad Internship Program since it began in 2003. Read more about the Pre Grad Internship and the IE Kuhn Scholar Awards: