From doctor to math teacher: Mohammad Kang heals people his own way
It's funny how life throws a curveball when you least expect it. For Mohammad Kang, who graduated this spring with a bachelor's in mathematics with university honors, that curveball came during his first year at Wayne State, which ultimately lead him down a path towards a life-changing decision - from earning a medical degree and becoming a doctor to a degree in mathematics and a passion to teach.
Economics alumnus Gail Makinen Q&A
Gail Makinen's career was built around the idea of making economics accessible to others. Makinen served as a professor, both at Wayne State University and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also prepared the nation’s most influential leaders as they tackled tough economic issues.
From Puerto Rico to Detroit: Orlando Rios finds his research home
Even before Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September 2017, Orlando Rios felt his opportunities to continue his undergraduate research at the University of Puerto Rico were limited due to budget cuts at the institution. In the weeks after Maria made landfall, he knew those chances were even slimmer.
Q&A with chemistry alumnus Edward Thomas
Ed Thomas used his love of chemistry to improve the lives of people around the world. Thomas' background in medicinal chemistry and a lifelong career in pharmaceutical research and development contributed to the development of Xeljanz, a new oral therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Here Thomas shares more about his love of chemistry and advice for current students.
Fixing an inefficiency: A public health honors student's research into bus shelter equality in Detroit