Nedgine Joseph, a senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, is one of 50 students who was selected to attend the Women+ of Color Project (WOCP) virtual Graduate School 101 Workshop on October 10-12, 2020. Participants chosen for the workshop were among some of the best and brightest emerging scholars and show promise as future scientists.
“I feel honored, grateful, and humbled to have been accepted into this highly competitive WOCP workshop,” Joseph said. “It serves as further validation of my potential in the research field and encourages me to persevere in my professional life.”
As a freshman, Joseph was passionate about water and air pollution research, and immediately became involved in undergraduate research on a wastewater treatment project.
“As I took more chemical engineering technical electives, I was captivated and intrigued by the diversity, potential, and promise of energy research, specifically in bioenergy and nuclear energy. I hope to contribute to the energy field in my future,” Joseph said.
As an active participant in this year’s virtual workshop, Joseph had the opportunity to interact with other participants in the program, speakers, panelists, and network with partnered exhibitors.
The WOCP communicates best practices and addresses the disparity amongst underrepresented minority women who are pursuing careers as academic scientists.