Profile: Darvin Griffin
Growing up in Shuqualak, Darvin J. Griffin was always experimenting and feeding his curiosity, whether it was creating baking soda-vinegar eruptions or taking things apart to see how they worked.
The senior, now a biomedical engineering major, says it was that natural inquisitiveness that led him to his major, but it was a summer engineering outreach program that led him to Mississippi State. In 2004, Griffin was given the opportunity to be a part of the Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education summer bridge program, which introduces minority students to the engineering field and allows them to take college classes for credit.
"I had been to MSU for some science and engineering fairs and I have two brothers who are State graduates, but I still wasn't sure State was the place I wanted to go," Griffin said. "After coming for the summer bridge program, there was no doubt MSU was the place for me. "
Aside from his demanding workload as an engineering student, Griffin is active in numerous campus organizations, including IMAGE National Society of Black Engineers, the Student Association, and the Black Student Alliance. He also is a resident adviser/guest adviser for Housing and has held numerous internships.
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