Alumni Spotlight - Woomy Michel, Class of 2018

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Woomy Michel ‘18

Clark Atlanta University

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Graduating Class: 2018

Attending.: Clark Atlanta University / Research Intern @ Northeastern University

Majoring: Mathematics, double minor in Computer Science and French

Email: Woomymichel@gmail.com

Describe your recent success in detail.: Just completed my first year at the Illustrious Clark Atlanta University and ended with a 3.67 GPA. Maintained Dean’s List the whole entire school year. Throughout the academic year, I became an LSAMP Research Scholar and did research my first semester on Inscribed Polygonal Functions. The math department also provided me the opportunity to tutor undergraduate students in the lab. This summer, I am working at Northeastern University and developing smart photovoltaic systems that can detect degradations in performance and increase system reliability.

How did Future Leaders United, if at all, prepare you for or propel you towards this achievement?: All the networking events I went to throughout my junior and senior years in FLU, helped me network better and seek roles and positions that I never knew I could get.

Anything else you would like us to know about yourself or your accomplishment?: Myself and my team members placed 2nd in the AUC Fintech Hackathon and won a trip to Silicon Valley, California where we were able to network with AUC Alumni at YouTube, Y Combinator, Lime Bike, Microsoft, etc.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program

LSAMP is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The overarching goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and who continue to pursue graduate degrees in STEM. LSAMP program is one of several LSAMP projects in the United States and its possessions. Each of these individual projects is managed by the national LSAMP program that is headquartered in Washington, DC. Individual LSAMP projects are organized according to the LSAMP model. The LSAMP model is based on Tinto’s philosophy of advancement through faculty mentoring, research exposure, peer study groups, conferences, career awareness, tutoring and summer academic enrichment.

Project areas include (1) Annual Scholar Research Symposium, (2) annual scholar professional development workshops and successful summer bridge/research training programs, and (3) scientific field trips.

The Alliance works collaboratively to progressively increase the:

  1. Number of students recruited as STEM majors

  2. Persistence and progression of STEM students

  3. Number of baccalaureate alliance institutions

  4. Number of STEM baccalaureate graduates

  5. Number of STEM graduates who pursue into graduate degrees

The GA-AL LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) award No. HRD 1305041