Jacob Calvert will graduate from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Bioengineering and a minor in Mathematics. A Goldwater Scholar, he has spent three years developing experimental and computational tools for characterizing genome dynamics and other complex phenomena, such as neuronal synchronization. Outside of the lab, Jacob introduces K-12 students to engineering concepts, develops a biostatistics course for his home department, and serves his college as a student consultant on teaching. Jacob will study for an MSc in Mathematical Sciences at Bristol University, in hopes of making exact the intuitive similarities seen between living things.