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Karen Dunford

Karen DunfordUndergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering and
Engineering Leadership Development
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

E-mail: kdunford@terpmail.umd.edu
Phone: 240-994-4499


  • University of Maryland College Park, MD
    B.S., Chemical Engineering and Engineering Leadership Development
    Minor: Engineering Leadership Development. GPA: 3.73


  • Mtech ASPIRE Research Scholarship Spring, 2012
  • Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholar Summer, 2012
  • Engineering Dean’s List Fall, 2009-Present
  • University Honors Program, Gemstone (Team Research), Fall 2009-Present
  • Dean’s Scholarship Fall 2009-Spring 2011

Work Experience

  • Chemical Engineering Intern Summer, 2010-Present
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Perform electrodeposition of Si on graphene for Li-ion batteries
    Investigate tubular vesicles, UV photo-acid generators, and gels
  • Clark School of Engineering Ambassador, Fall 2010-Present
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Present to large groups about the Clark School of Engineering
    Motivate young girls to pursue engineering
  • Physician’s Office Assistant Summer 2010-Summer 2011
    General Practice, Rockville, MD
    Designed new office forms, cataloged patient charts
  • Tutor Summer 2010-Present
    Promethean Tutoring Services, College Park, MD


  • Gemstone Team Research Fall 2010- present
    Sub-team leader, Secretary
    Direct teammates as we innovate new lithium-ion batteries anodes with silicon-graphene sheets
    Coordinate meeting times and record meeting minutes
  • UMD Women’s Rowing Team Fall 2009- present
    Advisor, President, Co-president & Treasurer
    Oversee all aspects of the team activities from scheduling 5am practices to creating the budget with fellow officers
  • Habitat for Humanity Spring 2012-Present
    Fundraising Chair
  • Society of Women Engineers Spring 2012-Present
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring 2012-Present


  • Engineering Dean’s List 2009-Present
  • Gemstone- A Team Research Honors Program 2009-Present
  • Honors Program 2009-Present
  • Dean’s Scholarship 2009-2011


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