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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Onyeka Obidi

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Onyeka is a Ph.D. student working with the Brasch Lab at the University of Utah’s Department of Biochemistry. His research focuses on understanding the structural organization of proteins in the brain and how changes in these organizations lead to neurological disorders. In his free time, Onyeka loves movies, mentoring, and sightseeing. He is keen on promoting access to science for people from all backgrounds, especially people from low-income backgrounds. Onyeka believes that more effort should be taken to communicate science to non-scientist to create public awareness of the importance of science. He hopes the STEM Ambassador Program will teach him useful ways to interact with the non-science community, as he is excited to show the world the beauty of science.