Two College of Sciences students are among dozens honored by their peers for helping to support and develop the Georgia Tech community during the Up with the White and Gold (UWWG) celebration hosted by the Division of Student Life and the Student Government Association.
Hemaa Selvakumar, a graduate research assistant in the School of Physics, was honored with the Graduate Student Excellence Award for Leadership and Service. The award is presented by the Office of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD). Selvakumar researches in the Curtis Group Cell Physics Laboratory.
From the Student Organizations page on the Division of Student Life website:
From creating and building community and belonging, to winning local and international competitions, our students lead the Tech community in identifying and trailblazing ways to create the next entrepreneur, innovator, social change agent, big dreamer, and much more. The annual UWWG honors the achievements, hard work, and dedication of student leaders and student organizations. The event highlights the significant role that student leadership and involvement play on campus.
The event also honors faculty and staff and the role they play in student organizations, with a portion of the program dedicated to honoring outstanding employees and their work. SGA also presents a host of awards including 10 Burdell's Best awards and the Danielle McDonald Award. These honors are designed to encourage student organizations to host or participate in programs that are beneficial in the areas of organizational enrichment, team building, networking, service, and collaboration. Organizations can earn points by participating in various events and activities in certain categories.