December 1, 2021
Two member of the ChemE Class of 2021 have been selected for the 2021 Husky 100 cohort.
The Husky 100 recognizes students from across all three UW campuses who connect their experiences in and out of the classroom, engage with their communities, work to become leaders, and embrace innovation and creativity in the face of challenges.
Denise Beebout and Michael Chungyoun represent ChemE in the 2021 Husky 100.
In her time at UW, Denise Beebout served as president of the UW chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, completed an internship at Boeing, and conducted research in the Washington Nanofabrication Facility and in Elizabeth Nance’s lab. “As a first-generation college student and parent of two, I hope to inspire others to know it’s never too late to return to school and accomplish what may seem impossible,” she said. “I’ve discovered my passion for helping other underrepresented students in STEM find the support and resources to succeed.”
As an undergraduate in ChemE, Michael Chungyoun worked in Elizabeth Nance’s lab on optimizing polymeric nanoparticles for neurological drug delivery. “The UW has provided me the opportunity to understand my family’s health complications through drug delivery research,” he said. “The lens I have developed as a Husky has shown me that being relentless in my pursuits will allow me to become a leader in my research and minority communities.” Michael is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.