STEM Innovators Conference honors nine Kennesaw State students

 

Research by Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholars recognized

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 13, 2017) — Nine Kennesaw State students were honored recently for their outstanding research at the STEM Innovators Conference in Savannah. The students are Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholars.

There are currently more than 50 LSAMP Scholars at Kennesaw State’s Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. The LSAMP initiative is designed to improve minority participation and success in undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs.

With a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, LSAMP Scholars conducted cutting-edge research with top engineers and scientists and presented their work at the STEM Innovators Conference.

Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (Marietta Campus):

1st place – Christopher Roper, Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace
                   Faculty research mentor: Adeel Khalid

2nd place – Emmanuel Nnamani, Mechanical Engineering
                   Faculty research mentor: Mir Atiquallah

3rd place – Tahir Upshaw, Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace
                   Faculty research mentor: Adeel Khalid

College of Science and Mathematics (Kennesaw Campus):

2nd place – Olamide Awodu, Molecular and Cellular Biology
                   Faculty research mentor: Adrienne King

2nd place – Joan Ndungu, Chemistry
                   Faculty research mentor: Ellen Moomaw

3rd place – Gabriel Kigundu, Molecular and Cellular Biology
                   Faculty research mentor: Susan Smith

3rd place – Stephanie Njau, Microbiology
                   Faculty research mentor: Melanie Griffin

3rd place – Denise Hernandez, David Richmond, Mathematics
                   Faculty research mentor: Joe DeMaio

Kennesaw State will host the LSAMP STEM Innovators Conference in Fall 2017.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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