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22-Year-Old Ginai Seabron Surprised To Learn She’s The First Black Woman To Graduate From Virginia Tech’s Nanoscience Program “Know that you aren’t the only one struggling. Keep pushing.”
Ginai Seabron has made history as the first black female nanoscientist in the state of Virginia. The 22-year-old was surprised to find out she is the first black woman to graduate with her bachelor’s from Virginia Tech’s nanoscience program, although she did notice she was the only black student most of the time, said NBC12.
“We talked to the department head, and he looked it up and confirmed it,” Seabron told the outlet. Seabron shared her incredible feat on Twitter and did not expect her tweet to go viral. It’s received over 70K likes and 14K retweets.
The word itself is a combination of nano, from the Greek “nanos” (or Latin “nanus”), meaning “dwarf”, and the word “science.” Nano refers to 10-9 power, or one billionth. In these terms it refers to one billionth of a meter, or a nanometer (nm), which is on the scale of atomic diameters. For comparison, a human hair is about 100,000 nanometers thick! Nanoscience is the study of atoms, molecules, and objects whose size is on the nanometer scale (1 – 100 nm).
— ¡BOOSHEELENA¡ (@ori_ginai) May 9, 2018