Olive Jung

STEM Scholarship, 2012

Major(s): Chemistry, (She is planning legal studies as an adjunct major) School: Weinberg College of Arts and Science Hometown: Foster City, California

Olive is interested in biochemistry and nanotechnology. Her long range goal is “to be a scientist who is not just concerned with concepts and lab research, but someone with awareness about the ethics of research that can possibly impact the society.” She is in the NU Bioscientists program and earned praise for her research proposal and lab work this winter in the Science Research Preparation course. This fall she will be a facilitator to incoming freshman for the NU Bioscientists program. Music is another interest of hers--she plays the violin in the Northwestern Philharmonia. (Any Northwestern student may audition for this orchestra).

After graduation and before pursuing advanced degrees, she would like to work for an NGO in the global health field. This summer she is doing research in Professor Silverman’s lab.

From Wikipedia non-governmental organization (NGO) is a legally constituted organization created by natural or legal persons that operates independently from any form of government. The term originated from the United Nations (UN), and is normally used to refer to organizations that are not a part of the government and are not conventional for-profit business. In the cases in which NGOs are funded totally or partially by governments, the NGO maintains its non-governmental status by excluding government representatives from membership in the organization.

  • “NU Bioscientists Program Overview NU Bioscientists is a program for 30 incoming freshman who are excited about doing independent research in the biological/biomedical sciences. NU Bioscientists students will take two specially-designed courses their freshman year to provide background and preparation for doing research, and will identify a laboratory and mentor for independent study during the summer following the freshman year. The students in the program will form a community of peers who will be advised and mentored by the nuViBE Director and will continue to share research experiences through their upperclass years at Northwestern.” From the nuViBE web site, Northwestern University Ventures in Biology Education

For additional information, here is the link to Olive Jung on the NU Bioscientists web site. www.nuvibe.northwestern.edu/bioscientist/contact-details/?contact=104