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Alex Choulos ’17 co-authored a journal paper with researchers at Yahoo Research and Drexel University titled “Product review summarization through question retrieval and diversification.” The paper, published in Information Retrieval Journal, uses a recurrent deep neural network to measure the “answerability” of questions with respect to product reviews.
Brandon Sanchez ’18 has been selected to serve as a 2018–19 Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow for America Media, the leading editorial provider of content on Catholic thinking, at Fordham University Lincoln Center. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sanchez studied history at SCU. Somewhat a political junkie (and a brazen idealist), he has worked on campaigns and in government. He spent his junior year at Oxford University, where distance from home afforded him the opportunity to reflect on 21st-century American life and write an extended riff on the subject, which won the Mansfield College Essay Prize. He is interested in complicating widely accepted narratives, bridging divides, and exploring interactions between institutions and people.
Tatum Prosswimmer ’18 was accepted into the molecular engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Washington. In addition to a full scholarship, Prosswimmer has also been selected for the prestigious College of Engineering Dean’s Fellowship for four years.
Amanda Nolan ’18 has been accepted into the Chicago School of Professional Psychology for the applied behavior analysis M.S. program. She is the founder of A Reaching Hand: Each one Teach one to Reach one, a nonprofit that counsels adolescents who have been bullied or have experienced homelessness or mental illness.
Taylor Mau ’18 has joined the University Innovation Fellows, a global program empowering student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and design thinking.
Audrey Gozali ’18 was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as one of the “New Faces of Civil Engineering.” ASCE acknowledged her academic achievements as well as commitment to serving others. The daughter of immigrants from Indonesia, Gozali often visited her parents’ hometown and was dismayed by the inequity of access to clean and safe drinking water, inspiring her to become a civil engineer. Through a Jean Donovan Fellowship this past summer, she worked in Argentina, living out her dream to connect her civil engineering background with environmental justice. For her senior project, she is focusing on implementing a rainwater catchment and purification system in Tanzania.
GoFundMe page to get a working prototype up and running at SCU: https://www.gofundme.com/clean-water-amp-energy-for-buturi
Alex Golitz ’18 and teammates David Aguilar Rodriguez ’18, Jeff Stein ’18, Monique Hansen ’19, David Harris ’18, and Nicholas Fazio ’20 won second place in the mix-used building competition at the regional Student Construction Competition. The event is organized by the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and SCU was represented by three teams of 20 civil and mechanical engineering students.
Ciaran Freeman ’18 has been selected to serve as a 2018–19 Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow for America Media, the leading editorial provider of content on Catholic thinking, at Fordham University Lincoln Center. Originally from New Jersey, Freeman spent the past four years in California studying studio art and art history at SCU. In summer 2017 he was awarded a Jean Donovan Fellowship to write about the intersection of art, faith, and social justice as an intern at Commonweal Magazine. Most recently, Freeman was a student-artist-in-residence at Recology in San Francisco, where he put the Jesuit ideal of “finding God in all things” to the test, creating a solo-exhibition made entirely out of trash diverted from landfill.
Isabela Figueira ’18 was selected by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Pacific Southwest (PSW) region as the recipient of the 2018 ASEE PSW Student Award. Part of SCU’s Honors Program, Isabela is graduating with B.S. in computer science and engineering, with minors in math and music. She is on the board of SCU’s ACM-W chapter (Association for Computer Machinery, Council on Women in Computing), plays clarinet in the University Orchestra, and sings in the Concert Choir.
Matt Blanco ’12, M.S. ’15, MBA ’18 and advisory board member Krzysztof Izdebski participated in the VII World Voice Consortium Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, and attended a conference in Florence, Italy, which focused on medical applications of voice. They gave two lectures and led a roundtable discussion on readiness to use mobile devices in voice research and data gathering.