After twelve years of being a GCA gator, 2010 graduate Mark Levenstein set his sights on the engineering program at Old Dominion University. A member of the Honors College, majoring in mechanical engineering, Levenstein received the Whitaker International Program’s Undergraduate Award, which he used to study at the University of Leeds in England last summer, conducting biomedical research. While at Leeds, Mark saw the multidisciplinary work being done in the field of biomimicry, the study of applying nature’s approach to the production of synthetic products, and became determined to continue his research and study there. After an intense application process, Mark was selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award for Research and Study at the University of Leeds in England. Mark was selected for the only award at Leeds for the 2014-15 school year and will begin a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program, conducting research on biomineralization using a microfluidic device he created, this fall. Congratulations to Mark and best wishes on his future endeavors! To read the official press release from ODU, click here.