Wesley UR-CATS, or Undergraduate Research–Center for Analytics, Talent and Success, selected 32 Wesley College students as Cannon Scholars, a National Science Foundation S-STEM program, established to recruit and retain academically-talented students in biological chemistry, biology, environmental science and mathematics.

For the fall 2018 semester, $63,128 was awarded to 32 science, technology, engineering and math majors, based on the students’ financial need.

Cannon Scholars named are Christina Roe, of Edison, New Jersey; Lily Neff, Elkridge, Maryland; Katelynn Fry, Newark; Alena Brown, Clayton, New Jersey; Alexis Holland, Laurel; Sydney Hall, Smyrna; Kylea Lankford, Fayetteville, North Carolina; Cassandra Miller, Leesport, Pennsylvania; Kassandra Dieter, Pylesville, Maryland; Aleya Cummings, Dover; Khadijah Bland, Waldorf, Maryland; Kassandra Rodriguez, Dover; Savannah Love, Glen Burnie, Maryland; Omasan Uyebi, Laurel, Maryland; Alexis Moore, Claymont; Zion Downing, Harrington; Alexander Jean-Francois, Silver Spring, Maryland; Julianna Neel, Westmont, New Jersey; Tahara Johnson, Ellendale; Megan Farley, Dover; Jeremy Wirick, Felton; Alex Rodriguez, Dover; Jayson Feld, Dagsboro; Amada Deputy, New Castle; Rachel Piper, Delmar; Katelynn Null, Selbyville; Victoir Cahoon, Bear; Forrest Myers, Smyrna; Austin Lonski, Felton; Matthew Dina, Bear; Osama Mahmoud, Dover; and Anas Mahmoud, Dover.

At Wesley College, the Cannon Scholar program is seeking to increase the number of underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, academically-talented students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in the four STEM areas. In addition, the program aims to strengthen these students’ preparation for and interest in pursuing a future graduate or professional program thereby increasing the numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of regional and national need.