August 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Career Corner | Alumni, Friends to Network with STEMstart Freshmen

Ohio University alumni will meet with freshman biology and chemistry students during STEMstart on Aug. 21.

STEMstart is a quick start program designed to help science students transition from high school into college-level biology, chemistry and math courses. Students come to Ohio University a week before fall classes. get immersed in your textbook, classroom lectures, lab experiments, and field trips.

Kyle Brooks, portrait with bird of prey

Kyle Brooks ’17

Kyle Brooks graduated from Ohio University in 2017 with a B.S. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. During his time at OHIO, he was heavily involved in undergraduate research, working alongside a variety of herpetological projects in Ohio and Arizona. After graduation, he shifted to environmental education and worked with children in South Carolina and Maine. He is currently a public affairs specialist at the Wayne National Forest with the Greening Youth Foundation, where he continues working with science education and outreach.

Nanda Filkin, portrait

Nanda Filkin

Nanda Filkin ’03 earned an M.S. in Plant Biology in 2013 from the College of Arts & Sciences. After graduation, she worked as a research technician in the Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences departments at Ohio University. “When that position ended in 2013, I was hired as a Research Associate in Research and Development at Quidel (Diagnostic Hybrids) in Athens, OH. Quidel develops medical devices and tests for both infectious and non-infectious diseases. During my tenure at Quidel, I have helped develop several molecular diagnostic assays.” She is now a Product Development Associate at Quidel.

Kevin King

Kevin King

Also attending the event will be Dr. Kevin King ’92, whose biology career has included detecting biowarfare pathogens and infectious diseases.

King joined Ohio University in May 2016 as the university’s first Director of Industry Partnerships. In this position he promotes a broad range of relationships between the private sector and Ohio University, including corporate-sponsored research activity, commercialization of the university’s intellectual property, support of startup business, and identifying experiential learning opportunities for students.





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