Union’s Di Pauli named Goldwater Scholar

Union hockey junior forward Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim is already planning his future, and it will b

Union hockey junior forward Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim is already planning his future, and it will be something much greater than playing the sport.

Di Pauli von Treuheim wants to earn a Ph.D in bioengineering, and then conduct research in bionics with the goal of helping people who have lost limbs.

On Wednesday, Di Pauli von Treuheim was named a Barry Goldwater Scholar. He is one of 206 college students who earned the prestigious honor. Over 1,200 applied for the Goldwater Scholar.

“I was super excited about it,” Di Pauli von Treuheim said. “I’ve been working hard. Just to see a standard of where I fall among other undergrads is pretty nice to see. All my hard work is paying off and it will continue to pay off.”

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Di Pauli von Treuheim has a 3.96 overall grade-point average. That earned him the team’s Thomas VanArden Dukehart Award for the highest GPA at Thursday’s team banquet at The Edison Club.

“I’m looking to go to med school and graduate school. That’s what I see myself doing,” Di Pauli von Treuheim said. “That’s a lot more years of school I’ll going to. But with that, I see myself begin able to do research. That’s what the Ph.D allows me to do. I really enjoy doing that because I like asking questions and trying to answer them with what I’ve learned and what I can observe physically in the world.”

Working in bionics intrigues Di Pauli von Treuheim. He wants to develop mechanical devices for people who lose arms or legs. He especially wants to help develop the devices for veterans who have lost limbs in fighting wars.

“If somebody needs some kind of limb,” Di Pauli von Treuheim said, “or mechanical aid, for example, to be able to design some kind of circuitry that links the muscular interface with a mechanical walking device. That’s where I see myself going in the future with this.”

Ciampini MVP

Senior forward Daniel Ciampini was named the team’s most valuable player. Ciampini, now playing for the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, tied sophomore forward Mike Vecchione for the team scoring title with 50 points. Ciampini had a team-high 26 goals. He was a first-team All-ECAC Hockey and a first-team East All-America.

Other winners were junior forward Matt Wilkins (most improved player), senior forward Sam Coatta (Scott Richardson Unsung Hero Award), freshman forward Spencer Foo (rookie of the year), junior defenseman Sebastien Gingras (Charles Morrison Award for participating in extra-curricular activities while demonstrating athletic interest and achievement) and senior defenseman Charlie Vasaturo (Coaches Award).

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