At Tulane University, I am currently in my second year of graduate school and have completed my qualifying exam, which is a major milestone in the Ph.D. program. The Tulane University Ph.D. program not only equips me with skills, knowledge, and exposure I need to achieve my goals, but also the integrity of character that will make me a fantastic member of society and also a decent human being. I also mentor undergraduates through Tulane’s Summer materials research program, where undergraduate students get to perform research related to Material Science and are given a chance to make presentations of their findings.
On campus, I’m a member of several student associations such as: (1) TEDxTU, where we organize talks on new ideas and motivational speeches, which are designed to awaken and embolden the mind. We are currently working towards our annual event. (2) Engineers for international development is another association operating as Tulane engineers without Borders, intending to apply our problem-solving skills and experiences to create and administer engineering solutions in our backyard of Louisiana and across the globe, especially third world countries. (3) Tulane University Green club is also an affiliated association where I am dedicated to environmental service, education, activism, and awareness on campus and in the New Orleans community. Past events include clothing swaps, No Impact Week, an annual debate, and the Second Line for Sustainability.
This scholarship would enable me to offset some of my living and schooling expenses. It will also help me improve and consolidate my computer coding skills, as I intend to enroll for a number of online courses.