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Mia Catharine Morgan

Mia Morgan

Her experience at UGA has opened the world up for Mia Catharine Morgan. She does a lot of the same things that many undergraduates do: she hangs out at Jittery Joe’s at the Student Learning Center and plays club and intramural sports. She even helps coach the local girls varsity high school tennis team. But with the help of her professor, William Kisaalita, she also received financial support from the National Science Foundation and traveled to Uganda. She used her…

Jessica Buday

Jessica Buday

Senior engineering student Jessica Buday has found her way at UGA. A native of North Carolina, she wanted to go away to college, but wanted to stay in the Southeast. At UGA, she found numerous opportunities with the Faculty of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She has worked with rural dairy farmers in East Africa to develop a cooling system for milk that works without electricity, and she also worked on a service-learning project in Tunisia…

Ty Frix

Ty Frix

Sophomore Ty Frix has a 3.9 grade point average and is pursuing a biological engineering degree with a biomedical emphasis. If that doesn’t keep him busy, all the time he spends as a member of the UGA football team will do it. Frix appeared in 12 games in 2009 handling all snapping duties and earned his first varsity letter this year. He follows in his father’s footsteps as a snapper. His father played for Coach Vince Dooley from 1979-1982 and…

Christian Olmsted

Christian Olmsted

Senior Christian Olmstead has made a career as an electrician, but when an accident left him disabled he started thinking differently about the ways he could use his skills to help others. He endured more than two dozen surgeries and finally completed his associate’s degree at Athens Technical College. While there, one of his professors suggested that he consider a career in education. Fortunately for Christian, one of the best colleges of education in the country is at the University…

Angela Zachman

Angela Zachman

Senior engineering student Angela Zachman has enjoyed her time at UGA. As a freshman, she had a music scholarship and was part of the Redcoat Marching Band. As a sophomore, she accompanied the band on a tour of China. She has studied abroad in Australia with UGA’s Studies Abroad in the South Pacific program, and she worked as an Honors Teaching Assistant. She works in the lab of engineering professor William Kisaalita testing the changes in morphology of neural progenitor…

partee, valarae

ValaRae Partee

ValaRae Partee finds value in conducting research and community service projects that help children. Her ultimate goal is to develop a process by which living organisms are used to clean the air. Given unlimited resources, the environmental engineering junior from Lithonia wants to save the planet.