Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monsanto Scholar: Zaire Wade (Norfolk State University)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Monsanto awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to four (4) students. One of those students is Zaire Wade who will use the scholarship at Norfolk State University. Zaire is a Computer Science Engineer major who is a highly intrigued in gaining experience in the fields of engineering, artificial intelligence, and data science. He is dedicated Honor’s College Scholar who looks forward to completing his senior year and graduating from Norfolk State University in the spring of 2018.

Monsanto Scholar: Zaire Wade
Zaire is focused on continuing his education and obtaining his long-term career goals. His two years of research experience at the University of Chicago have afforded him the opportunity to prepare for graduate school. My research experience presented the opportunity to exercise innovation within his field, by engineering and analyzing methods to expand battery life on computing systems. As a result, he is passionate to pursue a Master’s of Science in Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship. Once completing his graduate academic career, Zaire aims to have a long-term professional career in technology entrepreneurship; innovating cutting-edge technology that will ensure the cybersecurity of individuals.

The opportunity to accept Monsanto scholarship has been a tremendous assistance for Zaire to obtain his degree. We asked Zaire to share his testimonial on BDPA:

"My involvement in the career-related organization Black Data Processing Association has particularly strengthened skills to obtain my long-term career goals. My most memorable BDPA moment was truly the day I was introduced to the association by a representative at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference; as I was introduced to individuals who seek to spread a culture of excellence within the African American science, technology, engineering and mathematics community. On this day, I began to build an essential network of professionals working in or having an interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields."

BDPA is blessed to have such a young and talented student as a winner of the Monsanto Scholarship. We look forward to supporting Zaire's career as he seeks to advance in the technology industry!

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