Chi Sci Scholars, CSU

The Chi Sci Scholars program at Chicago State University is funded by the National Science Foundation S-STEM Program.  The goal of our program is to increase the number of students pursuing Chemistry or Physics degrees and encourage more students to think of themselves as scientists.  Chemistry and Physics Majors who are accepted into the Program receive tuition support at CSU, engage in a summer program and retreat, participate in early research experiences, engage in a peer and faculty mentoring program, receive funding to support travel to attend conferences and present research, and explore graduate programs, teaching careers, and careers in scientific research. One notable achievement of this program has been its success at helping the scholars’ develop their own self-perceptions as scientists.  

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Fidel Amezcua (Assembly Fellow 2017; Network Fellow 2018)

Sharely Batista (Assembly Fellow 2018; Network Fellow 2019, 2021, 2022)

LaTaysha James (Assembly Fellow 2019)

Nailah Jones (she/her/hers), (Network Fellow 2021)

Nailah is an undergraduate senior Chemistry major at Chicago State University.  She is currently studying nanotechnology and atomic force microscopy as a tool for atom manipulation. Her future career goal is to attend medical school after finishing her undergraduate degree and eventually become a medical doctor.

Gabrielle Jones-Hall (she/her/hers), (Assembly Fellow 2020)

A chemistry major that minors in physics, transfers from Alcorn State as a student-athlete. Being a recipient to be on a financially supportive scholarship through the Chi-Sci Scholars program, I was able to set a foundation towards a STEM career. I’ve interned at Argonne National Laboratory: Strategic Security Sciences division, have done physics education research, currently work on a quantum mechanics project for Fermilab, and do research through ILSAMP pertaining to the functionality of aquaponic systems with a professor at my university. I’m an advocate for actual diversity and inclusion in STEM and aspire to be a role model that represents and is respected for all that I believe in and accomplish whatever the world deem impossible- nothing is impossible.

Chris Mallares (Assembly Fellow 2016)

Chietha Moore (Network Fellow 2016)

Harriet Omodayo (Assembly Fellow 2021)

Joann “Jo” Roberts (Network Fellow 2020)

Nicolette Sanders (Network Fellow 2017)

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