Yvonne Afriyie

 
Ph.D. Candidate
Materials Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Supervisor: Sophia E. Hayes
 

Education

B.S. Chemistry Minor: Mathematics, Newman University, 2014
 
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (In progress), Washington University in St. Louis, Current
 

Honors and Awards

Dean’s list 2011 2012 2013 2014
 
Who’s who among Students in American Colleges and Universities   Spring 2013
 

Posters and Presentations

  1. Afriyie, Yvonne.  Effect of Cadmium on BT20 cells. Oral presentation at: Biology seminar: 2012 December 7; Wichita, Kansas 
  2. Afriyie Y., Huffman A. Antimicrobial effectiveness of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles. Poster session presented at:  American Chemical Society, Southwest Regional Meeting: 2013 Nov 16-19; Waco, Texas
  3. Afriyie Y., Huffman A. Antimicrobial effectiveness of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles. Poster session presented at:  NanoTrek. 5th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences; 2013 Oct 24-26; Lincoln, Nebraska
 

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015 – 2016
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Newman University, 2011-2014
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Newman University, 2011-2014
 

Leadership Experience

Peer Mentor - Coordinator, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE), Washington University in St. Louis, 2015-present
President, African Students’ Association, Newman University, 2013-2014
International Student Orientation Leader, Newman University, 2013-2014
Secretary, National Society of Black Engineers-Pre-collegiate Initiative, 2012- 2013
Wichita State University, Wichita KS 
Senator, Student Government Association, Newman University, 2011- 2012
 

Activities and Professional Development

Member of American Physical Society 2015-present
Member of American Chemical Society, 2012 – present
National Society of Black Engineers 2012- present
 

Contact

Campus Box 1134, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
314-935-5031