How public-private sectors can mentor tomorrow’s STEM Leaders – together

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:14 pm EDT



David Etzwiler, CEO, Siemens Foundation

Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellows begin their summer of discovery, learning -- and making a difference.

Earlier this year, the Siemens Foundation announced it was partnering with PATH, an international non-profit organization focused on improving health to countries in need, to provide 6 full-time fellowships to students this summer.  

We are pleased to introduce you to the first inaugural class of fellows:

  • Sara Ann Aldridge: Fellow, Health-seeking Behavior -- Sara Ann will graduate from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2016 with a Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral and Community Health and Global Health.
  • Henon Gebre: Fellow, Soil-transmitted helminthiasis -- Henon is pursuing a degree in Public Health Education with minors in Biology and Sociology at Utah State University.
  • Eyad Helwany:Fellow, Protein expression -- Eyad will receive his undergraduate degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Wisconsin Madison’s School of Pharmacy
  • Scott Khuu:  Fellow, Soil-transmitted helminthiasis -- Scott is pursuing a degree in chemistry with an emphasis in biology at the University of Utah.   
  • Rosemichelle Marzan: Fellow, Quality Dried Blood Sample -- Rosemichelle is a pre-industry student pursuing her Bachelor of Science in bioengineering at the University of Washington.
  • Meilin Zhu:  Fellow, ELISA -- Meilin is an undergraduate studying biochemistry with a concentration in medicinal chemistry at Arizona State University.


These Fellows are now working with leading scientists in their fields from PATH to improve the lives of people around the globe.  This isn’t, “what if” research, this is “how to” research that will change health care delivery in communities where it is needed most. 

The Siemens Foundation is very excited about this partnership as it is giving the Foundation an opportunity to provide a rare bridge of opportunity between the students and Siemens experts, who are mentoring them throughout the fellowship.  This year, Siemens Healthineers will mentor the group.  For Siemens, it brings another opportunity to give back to the community – not only to these students, but also to communities around the world that will benefit from their work. 

The Siemens Foundation is all about igniting and sustaining the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Our work with PATH does just that—it connects some of the best and brightest emerging scientists in the US with challenging work that serves those most in need. 

Please take a minute to get to know our first Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellows a little bit more.  They are an impressive group of students, eager to apply what they’ve learned for better things.  And they represent the first, of what we hope will be many similar classes of Ingenuity Fellows in the future.

Editor’s note: 

The Siemens Foundationhas invested more than $90 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math. The Foundation’s mission is inspired by the culture of innovation, research and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens’ companies. Together, the programs at the Siemens Foundation are helping close the opportunity gap for young people in the U.S. when it comes to STEM careers, and igniting and sustaining today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.  Follow the Siemens Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.




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