Student Program Staff

Student Program Staff

The Center for STEM Education is always looking for work study students to help in the office and at field trips. Work study students will help organize events (STEM Field Trips, Building Bridges, Engineering Expo, Science Fair, etc.) we host and if available, help at these events. A variety of other assignments/tasks are possible, such as website updates, help with writing proposals, clean-up/reset activities from field trips, designing new activities, etc.
If you are interested and available, please apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WS-CfSE

Fall 2022 Work Studies

Nigel Asiamah : Student Program Staff

Nigel Asiamah

Student Program Staff

Nigel Asiamah is a Civil Engineering major (2026) from the Bronx, NY. He plans on doing the plus one master's program. Nigel is part of the Ujima Global Scholars and currently works as a Student Program Staff for the Center for STEM at Northeastern. Outside of school, Nigel enjoys traveling around the world with his family. He also enjoys playing soccer with friends and plays for Northeastern’s club/intermural team.

asiamah.ni@northeastern.edu
Zandria Hughes : Student Program Staff

Zandria Hughes

Student Program Staff

Zandria Hughes is an Industrial Engineering major (2023) 5th year at Northeastern from Atlanta, Georgia. Zandria is part of the S-POWER Scholars and currently works as a Student Program Staff for the Center For STEM Education. She participates in BESS, SWE and Addiction Fiction. I have played the tuba for 8 years and worked as a Program Coordinator for the REU summer program. Outside of school, Zandria enjoys traveling, Disney and reading.

hughes.z@northeastern.edu
Courtney Jackson : Student Program Staff

Courtney Jackson

Student Program Staff

Hello, my name is Courtney Jackson. My interest in chemistry began at the age of 10. I have always been curious about what happens when you mix certain chemicals. In the eighth grade, I decided I wanted to be a chemical engineer. I have participated in several organizations helping young women in the STEM programs that taught them that even though your field may be male dominant you can still be a star. Currently, I am participating in a research group for a method on cleansing a residential area of air pollution. My group consists of four women living in different geographical areas. My role is to study the hazardous chemical compounds and find safe ways to eliminate them. I am a fourth year at Northeastern University and my major is Chemical Engineering/Chemistry. I am a proud member of NSBE as well as an S-POWER Scholar. I plan to attend graduate school to receive my doctorate in Pharmaceuticals and Toxicology. My career goal is to gain experience at a large, well-known company and become an expert in my domain along with networking, and making new connections.

jackson.cou@northeastern.edu
Franklin Ollivierre III : YSP Coordinator

Franklin Ollivierre III

YSP Coordinator

Franklin is a Civil Engineering major (2026) at Northeastern University. He became involved with the Center for STEM Education following his participation in the Young Scholars Program at Northeastern. During the program, Franklin worked with Dr. Michael Kane in the ABLE Lab, where he optimized multiple battery chemistries to meet the renewable energy demands of remote islands. He then became a Young Scholars Program coordinator in the summers of 2021 and 2022. Franklin was also an UPLIFT scholar and worked with Dr. Jim Chen to explore his unique models for measuring ocean erosion during his first semester. Franklin has always been passionate about the world of transportation and is involved in Club Running, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and Black Engineering Student Society (BESS) at Northeastern. Outside of the classroom, Franklin enjoys the outdoors, listening to music, and nature photography.

ollivierre.f@northeastern.edu
Katherine Aristizabal Norena : YSP Coordinator

Katherine Aristizabal Norena

YSP Coordinator

Katherine is a Computer Science major (2026) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in UPLIFT program where she worked in Professor Kaeli's lab, focusing on parallel computing. Katherine is part of the Latin American Student Organization as well as SHPE and is co-coordinated the 2022 Young Scholars Program. Outside of school, Katherine enjoys going on roadtrips, going on walks and eating out.

aristizabalnorena.k@northeastern.edu
Salima Amiji : Student Program Staff

Salima Amiji

Student Program Staff

Salima is a Pharmacy major (2025) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in the Young Scholars Program, a six-week high school research program. During the program, Salima worked in Professor Ambika Bajpayee‘s lab, focusing on drug delivery to avascular tissue. During high school, Salima performed research regarding drug delivery for the science fair where she was fortunate to move onto regional and state levels. Salima coordinated the Young Scholars Program in both the Summer of 2019 and 2020. She is currently co-coordinating the Pathways to Science and Engineering Program in Fall 2020. Outside of school, Salima‘s hobbies include running, volunteering in her local community, and traveling to various countries.

amiji.s@northeastern.edu

K-12 Student Engagement (2021-2022)

Number of students directly interacted with with program efforts in AY 2021-22 (Sept ’21 – July ’22):

951

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