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AAMU STEM Day “Ushers in New Era”

Stem Day student in front of presentation poster
April 15, 2019

AAMU STEM Day “Ushers in New Era”

More than 100 Alabama A&M University undergraduate and graduate students set up poster presentations for the 13th Annual STEM Day event in the Student Health and Wellness Center on Friday, April 12.  The 2019 theme was “Ushering in a New Era of STEM.”

Highlighting the best in research among students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, the day included greetings from Dr. Chance Glenn, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) and Dr. Lloyd Walker, dean of the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS).   Dr. Matthew Edwards, the AAMU physicist who founded the event, presented the occasion.

Max R. Wyche, deputy chief of staff for personnel, Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command, was the guest speaker.   Wyche earned his B.S. degree from AAMU in 1999 and the M.S. degree from Georgia College and State University in 2002.

Wyche’s massive experience in manpower and personnel extends back to 2000, and it includes stints with the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Services and the Pentagon.  A member of the Senior Executive Services, Wyche has been responsible for policies and program development impacting over 800,000 Department of Defense Civilian employees.

Students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees worked with faculty mentors to conduct research in their fields of interest.  Categories for the graduate and undergraduate abstracts included: Food and Animal Science; Life Science and Biology; Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences; Physics, Space Science, Chemistry, and Mathematics; Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Construction Management; and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Students presented their abstracts on posters, and explained their research throughout the morning.  A panel of judges convened Friday afternoon and chose the winners in each category.  STEM Day 2019 was facilitated by Dr. Armitra Jackson-Davis (chair) and Dr. Salam Khan, co-chair, and Dr. Laricca London-Thomas, co-chair.

The next STEM Day is April 16, 2020.   

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