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20 Years of STAR Lecture Series
Start Date: 8/17/2022Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/17/2022End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description
Join us to celebrate the 20 year legacy of the STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program! Throughout July and August 2022, Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs will host a weekly lecture series, during which Drexel faculty and STAR alumni will give presentations about their experience with and the impact of the STAR Scholars Program.
Update: This event will be virtual only. RSVP here.

Speakers for Wednesday, August 17:

Rachael A. DiSciullo is a Drexel alumna, class of 2013, who was granted the opportunity to travel to Cost Rica as a STAR Scholar in her first summer at Drexel in 2010. This experience, along with her time at Drexel, has shaped her career trajectory and her interest in becoming a field biologist. She looks forward to sharing her stories and where she currently finds herself in this vocational journey.

Nicholas Barber
is a volcanologist in the final year of a PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar. He completed the STAR Scholars program in the summer of 2014 and graduated from Drexel in 2018 with a BS in Geoscience. During his time at Drexel, he received the Goldwater and Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships and a Fulbright Award. His research concerns the evolution of volcanoes in destructive plate margins, where he applies a range of computational, laboratory, and field methods to try to understand what processes drive volcano chemistry in eruption-prone regions areas like Indonesia. After completing his doctoral thesis, he will begin a Wares Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at McGill University in the autumn of 2022.

Ashleigh Jugan
is a 2014 international STAR scholar (University of Oulu, Finland) who graduated with a BS in environmental science in 2018. During her time at Drexel, she also studied abroad in Australia, and completed a co-op abroad in Vietnam and Cameroon. She now works in wildlife conservation in Cambridge, UK and will be moving to Montreal, Canada in the autumn.

Ray Canzanese is the Director of Netskope Threat Labs, which specializes in cloud-focused threat research. His background is in software anti-tamper, malware detection and classification, cloud security, sequential detection, and machine learning. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Most recently, Ray was the CTO of cloud security startup Sift Security.
Contact Information:
Name: Jaya Mohan
Email: urep@drexel.edu
20 Years of STAR Lecture Series
Zoom: see RSVP link for Zoom info
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