Undergraduate student receives HWCOE scholarship

Congratulations to Gianna Sweeting, undergraduate student in the SMILE lab, who received the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering John & Mittie Collins Engineering Scholarship.

Gianna’s current research topic focuses on using genomic data to discover genetic variants that can be associated with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Currently she is learning how to use genomic analysis tools such as PLINK and GWAS as well as understanding which features should be extracted in hopes of aiding a machine learning algorithm focused on identification and prediction of AD.

The award winners were chosen based on academics, coursework, job obligations, internship experience, involvement in student organizations and a faculty interview.