Black Grad Magic

Black Grad Magic is a way to highlight the individual accomplishments of our constituency. This programs was kickstarted in fall 2019 in efforts to build morale and connection between members, and today it is a way to share the amazing things that our members are doing as graduate students. Achievements range from academic to professional, and from personal to global; there is no criteria for accomplishments. Share your (or your friend's) Black Grad Magic today!

September 2021

Dontavious Sippial

Passed the proposal stage of his thesis on August 31 and will be going to Greece for half of next year to do experiments with his advisor's other research group for his thesis. Congratulations, Dontavious. Love and support, always!

March 2021

Tito Babatunde

TIto Submitted her first paper! Congratulations, Tito. Love and support, always!

Uche Agwa

Finished first round of MechE quals! Congratulations, Uche. Love and support, always!

November 2020

Jasmine Bitanga

Jasmine was featured in an Across the Cut interview for her research work on a robotic lunar rover and DEI advocacy.

David Ajoku

David is the FIRST Black recipient of the American Gear Manufacturing Association (AGMA) Foundation's scholarship.

October 2020

Tito Babatunde

Finished first round of MechE quals! Congratulations, Tito. Love and support, always!

Malik Blackman

Passed first round of MechE quals! Congratulations, Malik! Love and support, always!

Danielle Duvalsaint

Submitted 3rd first-author paper! Congratulations, Dani. Love and support, always!

September 2020

Uche Agwu

Congratulations, Uche, for winning FIRST PLACE in the GEM Technical Presentation Competition! This year, the GEM Annual Conference was held virtually. The presentation competition was divided into two categories: (1) Master's and (2) Ph.D. Uche's presentation placed first in the Ph.D. category. We love to see it! Love and support, always!

Shaquetta Johnson

Congratulations on your multiple job offers at Intel Corporation!

  • Technical Project Manager

  • Technical Product Manager

  • SoC Validation Engineer

We are so proud of you. We know how committed you were to your post-grad job search and how focused you were in preparing for your interviews. Now go get your coins, Quetta! Love and support, always!

Claude King III

Congratulations, on passing your qualifying exams, Claude! We know you've been studying and working very hard, and we are proud of you. We look forward to seeing your research unfold as you matriculate through your PhD program. Keep making big moves, Claude! Love and support, always!

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We want to acknowledge and celebrate the successes and contributions of our community members! To be featured, fill out our announcement form and nominate yourself - or someone else you know in the BGSO community who is doing great things.