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Black in STEM


Patricia Birungi

Patricia Birungi


Major and Degree Pursued: Biology, B.S.

Prospective Graduation Year: 2022

Research Experience: Undergraduate Research Intern, Center for Neural Engineering and Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State

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What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?

The sciences have always been a passion of mine. I am motivated to increase the diversity of the science community so more students of color have the opportunities and resources to pursue the sciences.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month represents the acknowledgement and celebration of Black historic figures and their contributions to this country and influence on the world.