Hamida is a freshman at Tufts University where she plans to study biomedical engineering. Throughout her time at Wachusett Regional High School, she was a high honor roll student, a co-captain of the DI Girls' Varsity Soccer Team, the Vice President of French Honor Society, a trombone player in Wind Ensemble, and an officer for Science National Honor Society.
Hamida first discovered her interest in biology after completing a year-long honors science project surrounding antioxidants and planarian regeneration during her sophomore year of high school. Through the Women’s Research and Mentorship Program, she was selected to collaborate with two other high school students, as well as an undergraduate and graduate student, on developing fibrin microthread scaffolds at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
During the summer of 2019, Hamida was an intern in a biophysics lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Apprenticeship Challenge. In Professor Kunta Wu’s Active Matter Lab, she was tasked with a series of experiments that would contribute towards the groundwork of a future possibility: nano-gears rotating in active fluids.
We are pleased to award Hamida with a $2,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.