April 8, 2021

2021 SVC Foundation Scholarship to Marie Solange Tumusange

Marie Solange Tumusange, a PhD student in Physics at the University of Toledo, is recipient of an SVC Foundation Scholarship. Marie writes “I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of SVC Foundation Scholarship.  I am a PhD student in physics program focusing on photovoltaics. Receiving the SVC Foundation Scholarship is a big motivation to continue working hard towards my future goals and dreams of becoming a scientist who contributes to advanced technology in the semiconductor industry.”

“My aim is that in turn one day, I will be able to give back to the community and help other students achieve their goals. Thank you again for your generous help towards achieving my goals.”

“My passion for science and technology has started since I was young. In a village where I was born and raised (East Africa, Rwanda), there was no water or electricity. As a curious kid, my favorite thing to do was playing with battery cells to make electricity for our house.  After finishing the undergraduate level in physics, I joined a Ph.D. program in physics focusing on photovoltaics to learn how to make solar panels as one way to get electricity from solar energy. Now my future career plans involve working in the applied science field specifically in the fabrication, characterization, materials processing, and manufacturing industry of semiconductor devices.”

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