Outstanding Young Alumna, New Faces, & IIE Scholar (April 2016)

The University of Florida (UF) has announced that the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumni award recipient is Jenn L. Gustetic, FL A ’05, the assistant director for open innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In her role, Gustetic “organizes prizes and competitions to inspire innovation and collaboration within the scientific community.” Read the news release for more information.

She graduated from UF with a degree in aerospace engineering. She previously worked at NASA as its first ever challenges and prizes program executive. “Jenn Gustetic has played a critical role in encouraging federal agencies to embrace open innovation,” said Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. “This is allowing the federal government to engage more citizens in solving some of the most important challenges of the 21st century.”


Rose Faghih, Ph.D. (MD B ’08), was recently selected as one of 13 winners of the DiscoverE New Faces Award for 2016. She is a postdoctoral associate at MIT using biomedical engineering to advance medical sciences. According to her award profile, she is “planning to build a device to help patients with cortisol deficiency.”

Dr. Faghih was nominated for this recognition by IEEE-USA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.


The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) national capital chapter profiled Kristen N. Miranda, TN A 2017, the 2015 Mundel Scholarship Winner. Miranda is an industrial engineering junior at the University of Tennessee. She is treasurer of the local IIE chapter, secretary for the College of Engineering Ambassadors, and will intern this summer with ExxonMobil. Click here to read the article.


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