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Monday, June 02, 2014

Schmidt and Oppenheim: Stand Out Scholars

Craig Schmidt

Craig Schmidt, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
NSHSS Student Council

NSHSS Student Council member, Craig Schmidt, has recently been awarded the 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship. A mechanical engineering major and an electrical engineering minor, Craig was also a finalist eligible for the next phase of the 2014 Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service Program. In addition to his presentations such as, “Alternative Energy Vehicles,” during the Inaugural Service Learning Expo Conference at Northeastern University, Craig is currently participating in a mechanical engineering co-op with Mitre, Inc. A former Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, Craig has also served as an engineering intern for the Moog Space & Defense Group and participated in a mechanical engineering co-op with MIT Lincoln Laboratories.

Craig has received the NASA Aerospace Internship and Scholarship, the Office of Naval Research STEM Scholarship, the IEEE Power and Energy Scholarship, the Kelly Engineering Future Engineers Scholarship, and more. He aspires to work in the field of aerospace engineering as his technical interests include aerodynamics, astrodynamics, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and robotics. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2016 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2017.

Way to go Craig!

Lance Oppenheim

Lance Oppenheim, Pine Crest School, Southwest Ranches, FL

Founder and president of the Pine Crest getREEL Film Club, Lance has been selected as a recipient of the Robertson Scholars’ Leadership Program at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. Lance is also a recipient of the California Regent Scholarship, and he will serve at a guest lecturer at the Duke Talent Identification Program this summer to discuss his filmmaking process. Through Lance’s participation in YoungArts week on the regional and national level, he has received the Silver Medal Award and Scholarship, the highest recognition granted to the Cinematic Arts category this year.

Lance’s nonprofit mobile application, The Opp-Guide to Community Service, enables youths to access community service opportunities based on geo-location and personal interests. Lance has also been selected nationally to an inaugural Youth Service Board of ten students for GenerationOn in which he served as the national speaker for the organization. quicksand, one of his multiple service-related, socially relevant films, has been selected as a learning module for the UtrechtSchool of the Arts in the Netherlands, and it was recently officially selected by the Seattle International Film Festival. Lance has interned for Hasbro Studios and The Weinstein Company in Los Angeles, CA. His films have been collectively viewed over 250,000 times at 42 national and international film festivals, on national public television, and online as official Vimeo Staff Picks.

Keep up the amazing work Lance!