SBB Research Group, a Chicago-based investment management firm, has named Amanda Alves as the latest recipient of its STEM scholarship program. The $2,500 award empowers students to create value for society through their pursuit of higher learning, primarily through interdisciplinary combinations of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Amanda Alves is a rising senior studying biochemistry at Old Dominion University. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician on ships, helicopters, and land-based equipment. While working for the Navy, Amanda received basic electronic engineering training to repair and maintain mission-critical radar and communications equipment.
“The combination of Amanda’s experience with the Navy and her biochemistry studies is remarkable,” said Matt Aven, the firm’s COO. “This award reflects her dedication to improving the world through STEM principles, and we are proud to support her education.”
To be eligible for the SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship, applicants need to be full-time students pursuing a STEM degree, maintain a 3.5-grade point average or higher, and complete a 500-word essay on their STEM experience and how they would use STEM principles to benefit the world.