Five GGC students presented research posters at the the Society of Neuroscience's Global Connectome: A Virtual Event in January 2021, mentored by Drs. Anca Doloc-Mihu and Cengiz Gunay, both assistant professors of information technology.
Elijah Noisin, '21, psychology; Eman Zaki, '22, biology; Don Charles Sugatapala, '20, psychology, and Gunay presented, “A crash course in computational neuroscience for undergraduate students.”
Hieu Dinh, '20, information technology; Daina Thomas, '23, biology; Doloc-Mihu and Gunay presented, “Analysim - a web platform for collaborative data sharing and analysis."
Three GGC information technology majors presented interactive workshop tutorials at the University of Georgia's online UGAHacks 6 event, a weekend invention competition that inspires innovation, cultivates communities and teaches computer science skills, in February 2021. Mentored by Drs. Anca Doloc-Mihu and Cengiz Gunay, both assistant professors of information technology, the students and their workshop topic were: Safiyullah Khan, '21 -- “How to Test Your Website with Selenium WebDriver;” Shaun Mitchell, '21 -- “Git(Hub) Basics: Git + GitHub Concepts” and Chris Martinez, '21 -- “Getting Started with Angular Services.”
Dr. Jeffrey Fouche-Camargo, assistant professor of nursing, recently made a virtual presentation for about 200 members of the Louisiana section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. His topic was the novel mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Sherrie Goodman, assistant director of the Career Development and Advising Center, has been named the 2020 Rising Star by the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). This award recognizes a GACE member's contributions to helping the organization raise its standard of excellence. Goodman has twice served as chair of GACE's annual conference.
Dr. Dovile Budryte, professor of political science, recently won acceptance to the Virtual Open Research Laboratory (VORL) program at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois. This award provides short-term access to the Slavic, East European and Eurasian Collection at the International and Area Studies Library, consultation with its librarians and participation in online events. The VORL is funded in part by the US Department of State through its Title VIII Program, which aims to strengthen US expertise and policy-relevant knowledge about the East European region.
Dr. Alvina Atkinson elected Southeast regional VP of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges
Dr. Alvina Atkinson, professor of mathematics, was elected as the Southeast regional vice president of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). She will serve a two-year term and will act as liaison to the AMATYC executive board for affiliates in eight states.
Temiloluwa “Temi” Awe, ’20, business, was on one of three teams that won the 2020 Aprio Accounting Case Competition. After interviewing with Aprio, LLC at the National Association of Black Accountants' 2020 Virtual Student Conference, she was awarded an internship and the opportunity to participate in the competition.
Drs. Umar Khokhar, assistant professor of information technology, and Binh Tran, associate professor of information technology, presented a session about "Theory and Hands-on Practices in Information Security Fundamentals," at the national 2020 Open Education Virtual Conference.
Nury Castro, assistant director of community engagement and service, was named one of the 100 Most Influential LGBTQ+ Georgians for 2020 by the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.
Amaris Puerto, '21, nursing, won the Dr. Virginia M. Harmeyer Leadership Award at the virtual Georgia Association of Nursing Students 68th Convention.