Grant-Supported Student Achievements


January 7 - 10, 2018:  SSU Students Present at 97th Transportation Research Board  (TRB) Annual Meeting

Five SSU students presented their research at the 97th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on January 7-10, 2018.  The students' research had been supported by Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships they had received through the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Participating students were SSU undergraduates in COST (civil engineering technology majors) and COBA.  The students were accompanied to the conference by Dr. Roxana Javid, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology and Dr. Suman Niranjan, Associate Professor of Business Management. Over 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world attended the TRB Annual Meeting.

97th Annual TRB Meeting, January 2018
SSU Presentors at 97th Annual TRC Meeting:  From left to right, Marcus Givens (Civil Engineering), Jaya Washington (Civil Engineering), Alicia Montgomery (COBA), Sade Shofidiya (COBA), Sansriti Ranjan (Regents Engineering Pathways Program student from Bangalore, India), and Roxana Javid, PhD


November 14, 2017:  3rd Annual Undergraduate Math Research Day at SSU

The SSU Math Department  held its 3rd Annual Undergraduate Math Research Day on November 14, 2017.  Five undergraduate students presented their research to the campus community, and  math faculty were recognized for their student mentorship, scholarship, and research.


Student presenting at Math Day
Math Major Micah Williams presenting his research at Math Research Day, November 14, 2017


Dr. Sujin Kim honored at Math Research Day.
Dr. Sujin Kim (right)  honored at Math Research Day (Department Chair Dr. Mulatu Lemma on left).


Dr. Agegnehu Atena honored at Math Day.
Dr. Agegnehu Atena honored at Math Day.


October 19-21, 2017:  STEM Innovators Conference:  12th Annual Peach State LSAMP Fall Symposium and Research Conference, Atlanta, GA

Thirteen SSU STEM majors presented their research at the STEM Innovators Conference in Atlanta on October 19-21, 2017, and eight received best presentation awards. These 13 students are supported by the NSF PSLSAMP and the NIH RISE programs and conduct research training at SSU with their faculty mentors.  Congratulations to these scholars and their mentors.

PSLSAMP Conference Winners
2017 STEM Innovators Conference Winners, October 19-21, 2017


Ms. Keri-Niyia Cooper won 1st place for her Environmental Biology poster at the 2017 STEM Innovators Conference.

Ms. Keri-Niyia Cooper wins 1st place in Environmental Biology at 2017 STEM Innovators Conference
Ms. Keri-Niyia Cooper wins 1st place in Environmental Biology at 2017 STEM Innovators Conference



May 2017:   MARC Scholar Ms. Destinee Todd Presented at Two International Conferences

In May 2017, Ms. Destinee Todd, SSU Behavior Analysis Major and NIH MARC scholar, presented her research, "Academic Effort Discounting as a Measure of Indolence in College Students" at the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (SQAB) Convention and at the Association for Behavior Analysis international Conference, both held in Denver, CO.  In addition to presenting her research, Ms. Todd had the opportunity to attend several talks, presentations, and syposiums, and to network with representatives from numerous graduate programs.

Pictured below are Ms. Todd (left) with her mentor Dr. Sherry Serdikoff, Associate Professor, Behavior Analysis, at the SQAB Convention, Denver, CO, May 2017.
Ms. Todd at SQAB
Ms. Todd at SQAB



May 2017:  Ms. Stacy Cobb, SSU Grad and PSLSAMP Scholar, Earns PhD in Statistics from UGA

Ms. Stacy Cobb (SSU graduate and Former NSF PSLSAMP scholar) is 1st African-American to earn the PhD in Statistics at the University of Georgia.

Stacy Cobb
Stacy Cobb (Photo by UGA/Freeman Photographics)

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 April 2017:  SSU  holds 7th Annual Research Conference

SSU undergraduate and graduate students presented their research at the 7th Annual Research Conference, held April 11, 2017 on the SSU campus.  Approximately 150 students from majors campus-wide presented their research.

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Pictured below are students who received awards for top research presentations in their respective fields at the 2017 Conference.
Research Day winners 2017
Research Day winners 2017