Since 2015, NC State Student Involvement has hosted an awards ceremony (The L.E.A.D. Awards) honoring outstanding Student Organizations and Student Involvement on campus. This year, Scibridge was nominated for the Outstanding New Student Organization Award. Scibridge volunteer Alex Hsain said of the event that she was "inspired by the leadership and dedications of student organizations on campus."
Though we did not win, we at Scibridge are honored by the nomination. We would like to thank NC State University, our partner African Universities, all of our financial sponsors, and our volunteers for all of their support. We will continue to press towards to mark in our goal of bridging the gap between United States and African Scientists.
Scibridge Volunteer, Alex Hsain, a junior majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and the current head of the TEG Committee for Scibridge, has been awarded the 2017 Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award funded by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation and offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who want to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in public service. Alex plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or Electrical Engineering to assist in her goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy development.
The Scibridge family congratulates Alex on all of her accomplishments and for all of her work for Scibridge.
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Scibridge members meet with Dr. Nava Setter, a leader in research on functional ceramics, ferroelectrics, and piezoelectrics, to talk about Scibridge and its future goals. Dr. Setter is also well known for her passion for enabling science learning in rural high schools in Tanzania. We look to take advantage of this experience and use Dr. Setter's expertise, knowledge, and advice to reach our goals as an organization.