Tino Nyawelo faced many challenges when he left the unrest of South Sudan to study physics in Europe. He drew on this experience to create REFUGES, a program that helps underrepresented students pursue STEM fields at the U.
Refugees Exploring the Foundations of Undergraduate Education in Science
TIno Nyawelo fell in love with physics as a high schooler in South Sudan. With the help of teachers, mentors and outreach organizations, he left the violence of his country to pursue graduate studies in Europe, and eventually joined the U physics faculty. Now, he shares his love of science with refugee youth struggling to adapt to the Utah school system.