June 7, 2016
Samuel Wojcicki, a new Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) graduate, has been awarded the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship, becoming the first-ever recipient from the university.
Wojcicki, who recently graduated from VCU, was a member of the Honors College. He majored in chemical and life science engineering in the School of Engineering and chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences. He also earned a minor in mathematics. He will spend the upcoming year working with Carnegie’s energy and climate program.
The endowment selects only 10-12 fellows per year from nominations from hundreds of American colleges and universities. The fellows work as research assistants with the endowment’s senior associates.
“We are so proud of VCU’s first-ever Carnegie Junior Fellow,” said Gail Hackett, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Sam’s impact working alongside leaders in the field of climate change and energy policy will certainly ‘Make it real’ on a global scale.”
Wojcicki plans to pursue a graduate degree in public policy or a related field upon completion of the Carnegie fellowship.
This article reprinted from materials provided by Virginia Commonwealth University.