Two GGC alumni admitted to the Google Summer of Code summer internship program

Nga Tran
Nga Tran
Elijah Noisin
Elijah Noisin


 

Two recent alumni were admitted to the Google Summer of Code summer internship program, which pays a stipend to students for contributing to open-source coding projects. The alumni and projects are Nga Tran, '21, information technology, "Adding more functionality to AnalySim: a data sharing and analysis platform," and Elijah Noisin, '21, psychology, "Re-creating the Leech Heartbeat Network Model Tutorial using the Neuron Simulator in Python and NeuroML." The students were mentored by Drs. Anca Doloc-Mihu and Cengiz Gunay, both assistant professors of information technology.

GGC alumna Evelyn B. Calina wins the 2021 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry





 

Evelyn B. Calina, '21, biology, has won the 2021 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry for her outstanding contributions in chemistry and environmental science. She is the fifth GGC student in the GGC Environmental Research Cluster to win this prestigious, national award, which is won by about 20 students per year. Calina conducted multiple research projects, culminating in co-authorship on “Locally Sustainable Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil and Grease Using a Deep Eutectic Solvent: Characterization, Thermal Properties, and Blend Performance,” with GGC student colleagues Lorraine Kadima, '19, chemistry, and Carlove Bourdeau, '19, chemistry, along with Drs. Neelam Khan, Sang H. Park and David P. Pursell of GGC, and external collaborator Dr. Charles Warren Edmunds from PerkinElmer. The article was published in ACS Omega, 2021, 6, 9204-9212.

Diondra Burgess receives the 2020-21 Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers' Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Award

Diondra Burgess
Diondra Burgess



 

Diondra Burgess, '21, human development and aging services, received the 2020-21 Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers' Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Award. She is the first GGC student/alumna to receive this award, which honors students at Georgia institutions of higher learning who participate in experiential learning such as co-op, internship, student teaching or volunteerism and who demonstrate exemplary performance in academic work and community settings. 

Three alumni receive Gwinnett Young Professionals’ 35 Under 35 Award





 

Three GGC alumni recently received the 35 Under 35 Award from Gwinnett Young Professionals, a personal and professional development program of the Gwinnett Chamber. This prestigious award honors influential young professionals in our community who are innovators in their fields. They are Malik Cooper, ’20, business, consultant with OnePlan Solutions; Elease Dillard, ’15, biology, founder of The Student Navigator; and Homero Gonzalez, ’11, business, co-founder and president/CEO of ULTIM Marketing. Additional alumni were recognized as nominees for the award.

Pictured above: Malik Cooper, ’20, business, consultant with OnePlan Solutions; Elease Dillard, ’15, biology, founder of The Student Navigator; and  Homero Gonzalez, ’11, business, co-founder and president/CEO of ULTIM Marketing

Weaver receives Gwinnett Young Professionals’ 35 Under 35 Award





 

Brittany Weaver, director of New Student Connections, recently received the Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP) 35 Under 35 Award. GYP is a personal and professional development program of the Gwinnett Chamber. This prestigious award honors influential young professionals in our community who are innovators in their fields. Weaver joined the GGC staff in 2018.