During her time as an engineering Ph.D. student, Adrienne Madison has touched the lives of many young, underrepresented students through her extensive mentoring and teaching activities.
University Highlights and Achievements
Throughout my tenure at UGA I have been extremely engaged in mentoring and fostering elementary, middle, high school and college students’ interest in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—disciplines, with special emphasis geared toward underrepresented populations. My aim has been to instill in these students that the innovations of tomorrow begin with the ideas of today.
Based on a partnership with UGA and the Greene County Board of Education, I was able to participate in the Greene County Schools Better Educated Students of Tomorrow (B.E.S.T) enrichment program in which I served as a math instructor at Greene County High School and Anita White Carson Middle School from 2008-2012.
Since July 2010, I have served as a mentor, panelist and summer bridge session instructor for the campus and statewide Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program. Also in July 2010, I was granted the distinction of being appointed as the inaugural CURO Graduate Engineering Fellow in an established partnership between the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities and the former Faculty (now College) of Engineering. Serving in this capacity from 2010-2012, I worked to recruit undergraduate engineering students interested in gaining academic credit through lab research opportunities.
I also have been involved with campus organizations including the Graduate and Professional Scholars, Graduate Student Association, Graduate Students and Post-Docs in Science, UGA Engineering Graduate Club and, most recently, as a founding graduate adviser for the newly established UGA chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.