A spotlight on four previous authors in The Tower who are also some of the brightest students at Georgia Tech.
An accomplished undergraduate researcher, Harrison Bartlett graduated Georgia Tech as one of the top students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He worked for the past three years under the advisement of Dr. Lena Ting in the Georgia Tech Neuromechanics Laboratory. His research focused on investigating human balance control through com-putational modelling and the design of robotic exoskeletons. Harrison was awarded the "Best Undergraduate Poster" at the American Society of Biomechanics meeting in 2012 and co-authored a paper in the journal Gait & Posture in 2013. He is also a recipient of the President's Undergraduate Research Award, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Outside of lab, Harrison served as President of Delta Chi fraternity. Harrison will be pursuing a PhD in biomechanics at Vanderbilt University.
Shannon Kehoe is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in International Affairs and Modern Languages, and minoring in Economics. Following the publication of her research on European immigration trends and attitudes in The Tower, Shannon began to design quantitative studies on the effects of internet usage, religion, and several other metrics on citizens' attitudes towards immigration. Shannon presented her research and represented Georgia Tech at the 11th Annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union. She was awarded a scholarship from the Halle Foundation to intern at the State of Georgia's European Office in Munich, Germany, working to recruit European companies to invest in Georgia. Shannon hopes to obtain a government internship in Washington, D.C. before she graduates from Georgia Tech.
Vivian Lacayo studied Business Administration with a focus on human capital management and leadership within the Scheller College of Business. While at Georgia Tech, she was involved in various professional and cultural organizations, including the Society for Hispanic Engineers, Hispanic Recruitment Team, and AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences). Vivian performed research under the advisement of Dr. Karie Davis-Nozemack, an Assistant Professor of law and ethics. Her publication in The Tower entitled, "The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Small and Medium Sized Businesses" was the feature paper of Volume VI, Issue I. Unsurprisingly, Vivian is also the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award from the Scheller College of Business.
An Honors Program student, Emily Robey-Philips graduated from Georgia Tech in May with degrees in International Affairs and Public Policy. She held several leadership positions on campus, including serving as President of Sigma Iota Rho and Senior Associate Editor for the Technique newspaper. Recently, Emily completed an internship with Congressman John Lewis (GA-D) through the Georgia Tech DC Internship Program. In collaboration with Professor Peter Brecke, she passionately led an independent research project on human rights, the results of which were published in The Tower. Starting this fall, Emily will begin classes at Harvard Law School. She cites that being published in The Tower "undoubtedly helped in the law school admissions process," and was an "invaluable learning experience." Emily aspires to write for one of Harvard Law School's legal journals and become a human rights attorney.