FCHS STEM Biotech Class of 2019
Anticipated graduation from Georgia Tech - May 2023
Mihir Kandarpa is a 4th year undergraduate student at Georgia Tech majoring in Industrial & Systems Engineering. While at FCHS, Mihir served on the Officer Teams of HOSA, FBLA, and Science Olympiad, and as Captain of the Boys Tennis Team. At GT, Mihir has been involved with a number of student organizations. He served in the Student Government Association for three years, as a member of the Dining Committee, Representative for the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Parliamentarian on House Leadership, Chair of the Health and Well-being Committee, and Vice President of Well-being on Cabinet. He is currently completing his third term on the Public Health Student Association’s Executive Board as Vice President of Internal Affairs, having held the positions of Secretary and President. He is also the Vice President of Finance of SMILE, an organization dedicated to spreading positivity on campus, having served on the Faculty-Student Connections Committee and as the Director of Strategic Development. Mihir has also formed two organizations: the Society for Health Systems and PAUSE for sexual violence prevention. Additionally, Mihir has interned for two federal agencies: the US Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation and the CDC’s Office of Associate Director of Communications. And he currently serves as a student assistant for the Georgia Tech Department of Health Initiatives. After graduating from Georgia Tech, Mihir plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Health and intends to work in the field of global health.
FCHS STEM Class of 2020, Biotechnology
I am a sophomore at Georgia State University majoring in finance and getting a minor in biological sciences. I am a Chem lab TA for principles of chemistry I and Survey of Chemistry II. Additionally, I am the secretary of Period Projects at GSU, a club that serves individuals experiencing homelessness in downtown Atlanta, primarily by collecting and distributing menstrual hygiene products. In the next two years, I plan on applying to dental school.
University of North Carolina
Recipient of the Parks Scholarship
(a $205,000.00 Scholarship, with grants to fund personal and professional enrichment studies)
Johns Hopkins University
Center for Tropical and Emerging Disease
University of Georgia, Graduated
UGA: College of Veterinary Medicine
Prevalence and genetic characterization of Dirofilaria lutrae, 1965 in North American rivver otters (Lontra canadensis)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Genetics and Genomics
Undergraduate Research in the Dave O'Connor Lab
Recipient of a Sophomore Research Fellowship Grant
Click here to read the Biotechnology pathway helped her succeed as an undergraduate.
Young Harris College
Environmental Science major
Biology & Chemistry double minor
Women’s Golf Team
My favorite class this year is Ichthyology (study of fishes). Our lab involves going to various rivers and snorkeling to identify fishes and their habitats as well as identifying fishes in jars for the TVA. We are working on a group project in which we will do data research to incorporate a fishes’ life characteristics, locational information, and other things to explain why certain fishes are endangered/ extinct. In addition, our class will be presenting at the Appalachian Teaching Project Conference in Washington DC in November. Through our lab, we will be collecting fish and site information to develop a snorkeling guide book to help bring attention to the diverse freshwater region of Appalachia.
Aerospace Engineer at Area-1
Georgia Tech: Aerospace Engineer, Graduated.
University of Georgia
Awarded The Tom Cochran Award for service
University of North Georgia
Studies Conservation and Restoration
Intern at Georgia ForestWatch Inc.