Two Engineers Among Penn’s 2018 Thouron Award Winners

Nicholas Stiansen and Emily Zinselmeier

Six University of Pennsylvania seniors and two alumni have received 2018 Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition and stipends for as long as two years to earn a graduate degree.

Two of the winners, Nicholas Stiansen and Emily Zinselmeier, hail from Penn Engineering.

Nicholas Stiansen from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., studies bioengineering with a focus on medical devices. On campus, he works as an undergraduate research assistant in Beth Winkelstein’s Spine Pain Research Laboratory, studying cervical spine biomechanics. He’s also a teaching assistant for a junior-level bioengineering lab course and has served as the president of the Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board and as the treasurer of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Emily Zinselmeier, a 2017 graduate, majored in materials science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in architecture with a minor in Hispanic studies from the School of Arts and Sciences. She co-founded Penn’s chapter of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, led fundraising efforts for the Global Architecture Brigades and worked with the Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products to explore biometric composite systems and their potential applications.

Continue reading about the Thouron Award and the six other winners at Penn News.