Tyler Bartolome

Tyler Bartolome

Drake University

University College Cork (UCC)

Tech, Biotechnology

Tyler Bartolome, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is a senior at Drake university with four majors in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology; Mathematics; Biology; and Chemistry. He is interested in using biotechnology research and international public policy to address climate change, and he won a highly competitive Barry Goldwater Scholarship for his research and academic achievements. Tyler led Drake University’s Semi-Passive Algae Rooted Carbon Caption (SPARCC) team to compete in the international OpenAir Carbon Removal Challenge, where they were the sole U.S. team in the finals. He conducted successful biotechnology research as an undergraduate at the University Nebraska-Lincoln, Drake University, and Johns Hopkins University. As the first two-term President of the Drake Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, an honor society for the biological sciences, Tyler and his team doubled the size and funding of the organization. Tyler is also President and Founder of The Oral Record Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that collects and curates "oral histories" of individuals who have experienced military conflict, to better understand the effect that major historical events have on individuals. In his free time, he trains for triathlons, studies Arabic, and plays the mandolin. Tyler will study Biotechnology at University College Cork.