The REFUGES team includes coordinators, tutors, and evaluators.
Program contacts are below:
REFUGES afterschool program: Nadia Jassim (REFUGES Project Coordinator)
Summer science bridge program: Allyson Rocks (CSME Academic Coordinator)
General inquiries about REFUGES: Tino Nyawelo (REFUGES Director)
Director of Diversity & Recruitment and Assistant Professor (Lecturer) (Physics and Astronomy)
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In 1998, Dr. Nyawelo obtained his master’s degree in theoretical high energy physics at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Free University of Amsterdam in 2004. In 2012, Dr. Nyawelo founded an outreach program called REFUGES with the University of Utah’s Center for Science & Mathematics Education. REFUGES supports underrepresented students through after-school programs for middle and high school students and a summer science “bridge” course for incoming college freshmen. Dr. Nyawelo also coordinates the Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
- Tel: (801) 581-5306
- Location: INSCC 452