Student & Alumni Success Stories

Andrew Dugue LAMPAndrew Dugue, Contract Allocator

Osahon Eribo LAMPOsahon Eribo, Electronic Engineer and Project Manager

Carissa Flowers LAMPCarissa Flowers, Financial Analyst

Mesfin Getaneh LAMPMesfin Getaneh, Patent Examiner

Jeff Josiah LAMPJeff Josiah, Senior Electrical Engineer

David Tumblin LAMPDavid Tumblin, Project Manager

Natalia Varona LAMPSydeaka Waston PhD, Assistant Professor of Research in BioStatistics




Sydeaka Watson LAMPNatalia Serra Varona, Static Mechanical Engineer

Daphne MezaDaphne Meza, Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University for Biomedical Engineering

I started graduate school in Fall 2012. I was accepted into the PhD program of Biomedical Engineering in Stony Brook University. During the first year and a half, I obtained my MS in Biomedical Engineering. I also passed the Qualifying Exam which made me an official PhD candidate. At the same time, since I started, I was conducting research. During the first two years my work focused on developing high resolution microscopy techniques that would aid in brain tumor resections. After those two years my research switched to basic cardiovascular research. The results were great and hence I was able to propose my thesis dissertation this past August. My thesis focuses on understanding atherosclerosis formation, specifically how different mechanical stresses/strains work together to regulate multiple aspects of vascular physiology, function, and disease initiation. A better understanding of this process can lead to more targeted preventive and therapeutic solutions for cardiovascular diseases. My expected graduation date is December 2016. Upon graduation I wish to continue in research and development with a focus on the cardiovascular device industry.

Harry Borden, MSAP '06

Participated in NASA GSRP fellowship program.

Randy Justin PhD, Geology '07

Finished Ph.D. from Penn State University in Earth Science (2012)

Jolene Robin, EE '03, Applied Physics '04

Finishing Ph.D. at Stanford University in GeoSciences (spring 2013) will be joining Conoco Phillips in Houston, TX

Catherine Silva, Biology '07

Joined graduate studies in Biology at Purdue University

Abbie Wood PhD, Physics '05

Completed PhD in Medical Physics from University of Chicago (currently Medical Physicist at M. D. Anderson)