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Selected from more than 1,600 applicants, we are thrilled to congratulate the first recipient of the SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship.

Aishwarya Atmakuri, STEM Scholarship Recipient
Aishwarya Atmakuri

Aishwarya is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), studying Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with a minor in Global Health. Since beginning her studies at UCLA, Aishwarya has continued her involvement in cancer research and strives to help others through the power of medicine and healthcare. This includes working with the Fellowship for International Service and Health, a student-run organization that provides health and educational services to Maclovio Rojas, an underserved community near Tijuana, Mexico. She also works on improving the quality of patient care through quantitative research with The Healthcare Improvement & Innovation in Quality (THINQ) Collaborative at UCLA.

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David Ajoku

David is pursuing two master’s degrees at Carnegie Mellon University: Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Technology Innovation Management. He was the Chief Design Engineer at CTS Corporation, helping to invent and patent novel actuator technologies.


Trisha Dani

Trisha is a Computer Science major at

the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

In high school, she interned at Boeing’s

Avionics Design Center and wrote

maintenance programs for their

737, 777, and 787 airliners


Angel Shuford

Angel is pursuing a BS in Air Traffic Control at Thomas Edison State University where she previously earned an AAS in Aviation Support and Military Technology Leadership. She also serves as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in the US Army. 


Stephanie Zhang

Stephanie is double majoring in Computer Science and Biology at Stanford University. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California and Purdue University, she discovered a novel biomarker gene for colorectal cancer. 

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