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MIT Senior Meghan Davis named 2022 Mitchell Scholar

New Delhi :
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Senior Meghan Davis has been selected as one of the 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2022. After graduating next spring with dual majors in biological engineering and urban planning, Meghan Davis will pursue Master’s in global health at Trinity College in Dublin.

Current research on cardio-oncology –

An interdisciplinary researcher, Davis is committed to tackling health inequities faced by vulnerable and marginalized communities. Recently, she pursued a mixed-methods approach to understanding the cardiovascular disease disparities in urban Black women and interventions that can be implemented to reduce these disparities. In her current research on cardio-oncology, she is investigating the cellular mechanism of doxorubicin treatment in the laboratory of Professor Laurie Boyer in the Department of Biology. The social side of her research, conducted in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focuses on breast cancer in Black women and is being done in collaboration with local community health organizations centered on empowering Black women.

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Education through a five-week summer program –

Davis is currently the senior director of BoSTEM Scholars Academy, a program that aims to bridge the racial and socioeconomic gap in STEM education through a five-week summer program for underrepresented Boston area high school students. Davis is also an educator and executive board member of PLEASURE: Peers Leading Education About Sexuality and Standing Up for Relationship Empowerment, an organization that acts to prevent gender-based violence on campus. She was honored earlier this year with the MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award for service to the community. She also received MIT’s Bridge Builder award for her “strong commitment to and passion for diversity education and cultural celebration.”

Postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions –

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Over 450 American students applied for the prestigious fellowship –

Mitchell Scholars are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and dedication to public service. The scholarship is named in honor of U.S. Senator Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. This year, over 450 American students applied for the prestigious fellowship, which is sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance and funds a year of graduate studies in Ireland.

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IIT Guwahati researchers develops method to transform industrial waste into valuable chemicals

New Delhi :
Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) has developed a method to transform industrial waste into valuable chemicals. Researchers formulated efficient ‘pincer’ catalytic systems for the same.

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