STEM Scholar

STEM Scholars

Posted On October 24, 2016

Meet Georgia State’s STEM Scholars — a group of accomplished, talented undergraduates looking to make a difference in the world.

Summer Research STEM Graduates

Johnny Truong

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

As a senior chemistry major from Norcross, GA, Johnny Truong remembers how he never seriously considered a career in science until his early years in high school. However, after taking a high school chemistry course, he changed his mind on the matter. “Something about chemistry resonated with me so I gave it a chance.”

As… more »

Khoa Nguyen

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Moving to the United States has changed Khoa’s life. One of his most memorable experiences was participating in the oath ceremony to become a citizen of the U.S. He recalls the flag was flapping in the wind while standing side by side with fellow citizens-to-be, he was proud to become an American. He credits his… more »

Brandford Adobaw

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

After hearing his sister recite her mnemonics for the first 20 elements of the periodic table over and over again, Brandford was curious to know everything about these so-called elements. As a fourth grader at Akuse International School in Ghana, he was anxious as to when he could study the elements and all the fascinating… more »

Crystal Seldon

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Crystal was born and raised in Sharpsburg, Georgia. She is the third of six children. Both of her parents are educators. She attended East Coweta High School. Upon graduation, she received the Netzel Scholarship to attend Georgia State. Her younger sister, Casey, is also a Netzel scholar.

At Georgia State, Crystal has excelled academically and… more »

Jonathan Viswasam

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Although he was born in the Lone Star state, Jonathan has lived in places such as Singapore, Kuwait, and India during his childhood giving him an international perspective from an early age. While living in those countries, he saw differences in the quality of health which pushed him towards a career in the health sciences.… more »

Norma Hernandez

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Norma Hernandez was born just blocks away from Georgia State University at Grady Memorial Hospital. She grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and she returned to Atlanta when she received the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship in 2011 to study neuroscience at Georgia State University. Currently, Norma is a first-year PhD. student in the Department of Psychology at… more »

Arielle Hackel

Arielle Hackel

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Arielle Hackel began GSU as a chemistry major working in the biochemistry laboratory of Dr. Dabney Dixon. Under Dr. Dixon’s mentorship, Arielle became a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholar in her first spring semester, performed research as a Molecular Basis of Disease fellow in the following summer, and soon afterwards became a… more »

Terrick Adolphe

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Entering college as an undeclared major, Terrick Adolphe did not expect to be a STEM Scholar. Rather, Terrick had thoughts of pursuing English studies with the intention to begin law school after graduation. As often happens in college, however, Terrick changed his mind after taking a computer science course. “I took elective courses… more »

Lillia Tran

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Fall 2016 Master of Business and Science Program, Rutgers University

Congratulations to Lillia for her acceptance into the master’s program at Rutgers University. Lillia’s studies will concentrate in personal care science. “I have always been interested in formula development and the mechanics behind everyday personal care products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, cosmetics, skincare, etc.… more »