Alumni Homecoming 2018

The Many Places a College of Sciences Degree Can Take You

One is a pioneer of mathematical analysis as applied to global companies, at a time when women in this line of work were rare. Another is helping to design the sports footwear of the future. Some found themselves in careers close to the degree they earned at Georgia Tech. Others parlayed their Georgia Tech science education into management consulting or business law.

All of them used their College of Sciences degrees to make a difference in their professions. For some, that path took a turn because of what they learned about science – and themselves – at Georgia Tech. Nine of our notable alumni share their memories of life at Georgia Tech, the lessons they learned that they applied in their careers, and what they would tell current students about how to make the most of their time in the College of Sciences.

Mena Aioub

Mena Aioub

B.S. Chemistry (Monmouth University) 2012
Ph.D. Chemistry 2017
Technology Development Module Yield and Integration Engineer, Intel

Meet Mena Aioub

Arick Auyang

Arick Gin-Yu Auyang

B.S. Biology (Emory University) 2003
Ph.D. Applied Physiology 2010
Basketball Inline Innovation Developer, Nike

Meet Arick Auyang

Beth Fraser Cabrera

Beth Fraser Cabrera

M.S., Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology 1993, 1995
Founder, Cabrera Insights
Senior Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, George Mason University

Meet Beth Cabrera

Michelle Renee Lyons

Michelle Renee Lyons

B.S. Biology 2006
Ph.D. Neurobiology (Duke University) 2012
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Meet Michelle Lyons

Ryan Mill

Ryan E. Mills

M.S. Applied Biology 2003
Ph.D. Bioinformatics 2006
Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Meet Ryan Mills

Melissa Nord

Melissa Nord

B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2013
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, WUSA 9, Washington, DC

Meet Melissa Nord

Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Peck

Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Peck

B.S. Applied Mathematics 1975
M.S. Industrial Systems Engineering 1976
Former Mathematical Analyst, The Coca-Cola Company

Meet Libby Peck

Lauren Reaves

Lauren Reaves

B.S., M.S. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2015, 2016
Meteorologist, National Weather Service

Meet Lauren Reaves

W. Clayton “Clay” Sparrow Jr.

Clayton “Clay” Sparrow

B.S. Physics 1968
Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Meet Clay Sparrow