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UMKC Graduate Student Receives Whitaker Fellowship

School of Computing and Engineering graduate student Elliott Goff has been awarded the prestigious Whitaker Fellowship from the Whitaker International Program. The fellowship allows Goff to spend a research year in Zurich at the Institute for Biomechanics at Eidgenossische Technicshce Hochschule (ETH).  Goff is one of 50 young biomedical engineering recipients this year who are recognized as emerging leaders in their field.  ETH Zurich is consistently ranked in the top 15 world’s best science universities. Goff will be working under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ralph Müller who is the current Head of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich.

Goff completed his undergraduate work at UMKC (’13 Magna Cum Laude) and is the grandson of UMKC Professor Emeritus (Chemistry) Dr. Henry Droll.  Goff has distinguished himself throughout his time at UMKC. He spent the summer of 2012 at the Julius Wolff Institute in Berlin as the recipient of a DAAD internship grant, and just a few weeks ago he learned that he had been awarded a second DAAD, the RISE Professional internship, which he has declined in favor of the Whitaker. He has been active in UMKC’s chapter of Engineers without Borders.

Congratulations to Elliott for this honor!

To learn more about the Whitaker Fellowship, visit the Whitaker International Program website.

-Linna Place, Ph.D., Director, International Academic Programs

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