Adam Uliana comes from Bethlehem, PA, and studies Chemical Engineering at Penn State. “He is extremely hard working but also caring and conscientious about those around him,” says Dr. Stephanie Velegol, senior lecturer of chemical engineering.
Adam received both the Cargill and Udall awards, and represented Penn State as a Rhodes nominee. “The close guidance I received from Dr. Furman, Dr. Mendum, and the rest of the UFO completely enhanced my undergraduate experiences in general. For example, they successfully encouraged me to spend a semester abroad in Belgium through the EuroScholars Research Program, and I consider this decision as one of the best I have ever made.”
Adam will begin his doctoral studies in chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in fall 2017. He plans to research water purification nanotechnology.