I want to create a platform that allows underprivileged youth to learn about different STEM fields at a younger age so that they can have the opportunity to pursue broader paths of learning that may not be immediately available to them.
Krystal Scott is a sophomore physics major with a material science & engineering minor from Inglewood, CA. On campus she is a physics department ambassador who has stayed on the dean’s list for her tenure at Hampton. As an ambassador she has been instrumental in recruiting new physics students at events like High School Day and Honors Day. She is the current president of SPS (the Society of Physics Students) and The .1%, two organizations focused on bringing women to the forefront of physics in America but specifically at Hampton.
Due to both her academic success and her community engagement, Krystal has recently been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from TEAM-UP Together to support her through her academics without which she would not have been able to continue at Hampton University. Krystal is passionate about bringing her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of scientists. She wants to create a platform that allows underprivileged youth to learn about different STEM fields at a younger age so that they can have the opportunity to pursue broader paths of learning that may not be immediately available to them.
Krystal has been recognized by two state assembly persons for her work with underprivileged youth in the South LA area with the coding and STEM programs she runs in the summer with USC and Steamcoders. She has volunteered for the nonprofit organization Black Girls Code since she was 15 in her efforts to expose more black and brown young women to all the STEM field has to offer. She presented research on non-stellarator divertors at the Division of Plasma Physics Conference. She has been invited to dinners with Nobel Prize winners. She presented a collection of physics-based artwork at the Physics Congress conference and was selected to be presented at their national office.
*TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Recipient in 2022 and 2023