LSAMP Scholar Spotlight: Daniel Moussa
Daniel Moussa has long been interested in the sciences, and his background in sports has led him to focus on the “silent epidemic” of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which are often the results of sports accidents. “As someone who plays sports, I am aware of the dangers of concussions, which are a type of TBI, and their long-term effects,” Daniel stated. Read more.
LSAMP Scholar Spotlight: Neil Ramirez
Neil Ramirez is a self-proclaimed “STEM enthusiast,” someone who believes that knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is important because “everyone should know how the world around them works.” When Neil was awarded one of the premier merit-based scholarships in the United States, The Ohio State University’s Morrill Scholarship, he had the chance to pursue his dream of a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s (ODI) Morrill Scholars Program. Read more.
LSAMP Scholar Spotlight: Vincent Johns
Vincent Johns, Jr. has had a love for transportation systems ever since the age of four. “I chose to enter the field of civil engineering to help the aging infrastructure systems and to improve the safety and quality of our roads within our communities and nation,” Vincent stated. The need for infrastructure restoration was especially evident to Vincent in New Orleans. Read more.
LSAMP Scholar Spotlight: Alejandra Maiz
Conducting breast cancer research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is just one way that Alejandra Maíz has used the knowledge she gained in the classroom, working together with her lab group and expanding on those ideas. A junior studying molecular genetics – an area that interests her because of the inheritance patterns of traits and diseases – Alejandra is also using her skills by volunteering at La Clínica Latina, a free clinic held by Ohio State’s College of Medicine for Spanish-speaking individuals that provides on-going, comprehensive healthcare. Read more.
LSAMP Scholar Spotlight: Alessandra Bliss
A 1976 report, The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science, highlighted three challenges faced by underrepresented women in scientific disciplines: gender, race or ethnicity, and having a career in a STEM field. These same obstacles were familiar to Alessandra Bliss, a scholar in The Ohio State University’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. Read more on Alessandra Bliss.