- PhD Students
Mark graduated from the ESTEEM program, which marries business and entrepreneurial practices with previous STEM major backgrounds. He graduated Hampton University in 2012 with a BS in Computer Engineering, having work experience in the field working with the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Notre Dame. He was involved in Dr. Howard's research, developing a low-cost, portable thermo-cycler aimed at amplifying and detecting the DNA of invasive species whilst on commercial trade vessels. His particular function in this research was developing a business model that would be optimal concerning this device upon its completion. Mark worked on developing a viable and feasible business model for Dr. Howard's thermo-cycler. This was structured within the ESTEEM curriculum as his thesis project, in which he thoroughly discusses the science, history, and application of the product and defend the business model he deems appropriate. Mark's interests range from new technologies, music composition, outdoor activities such as fishing, and shooting videos.