Central grad selected for prestigious science fellowship at UALR

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Jermaine.jpg&MaxW=650Jermaine Marshall, 22, a senior computer science major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been accepted as a National GEM (Graduate Engineering Degrees for Minorities) Ph.D. Science Fellow.

As a GEM Fellow, Marshall, a graduate of Central High School in of Helena-West Helena, will have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship hosted by Adobe, a global leader in digital marketing and media.

Among his many distinctions at UALR, Marshall is also a McNair Scholar, a Donaghey Scholar, African American Male Initiative Program member, Engineering and Information Technology Ambassador, former EIT Summer Undergraduate Program of Entrepreneurship and Research Scholar, a member of the Dean’s List, and an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Psi Chapter.

As part of his research through the UALR McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded TRIO Program, Marshall analyzed Twitter feeds for language use based on mature-rated video games and their reported usage under the mentorship of Dr. Keith Bush.

The GEM Fellowship favorably positions Marshall for the many doctoral programs in computer science to which he has applied.

The stated mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of human capital for the U.S. by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

Each year, more than 1,300 applicants are screened and matched to employer needs. Students’ average GPA exceeds 3.5 across a wide variety of technical majors.

Article originally published January 22, 2015 on Helena-Arkansas.

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