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Success Stories

Brian Eller
Navy Veteran and Future Mechanical Engineer

Brian Eller enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 18. Now, he is an undergraduate student assistant on the Stern2STEM team. He supports the project in a variety of ways to advance our mission of helping veterans successfully complete degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). He is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Old Dominion University with an anticipated graduation date of 2019. Brian chose ODU because of its strong engineering program and reputation for being a military friendly university. Watch the video below to learn more about Brian’s story.

Stephanie Primeaux
Navy Veteran and Future Mechanical Engineer

Stephanie Primeaux is a Navy veteran, mom, full-time student and part-time NASA intern. She recently received a $5,000 SoldierStrong Scholarship for having the top GPA of all ODU female veterans pursuing STEM degrees. Stephanie is advised by Stern2STEM’s principal investigator, Dr. Tony Dean. “I have a really good advisor in Dr. Dean,” Primeaux says. “He’s been very supportive and encouraged me to apply for internships. Whenever I would see him, he would ask me about my applications, so it motivated me to keep trying. That’s how I ended up with a NASA internship.” Stephanie is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering and hopes to work full-time at NASA after her anticipated graduation in 2019. Watch the video below to learn more about Stephanie’s story.