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2010 Scholars

Cassie Gianni

Gregory Malek

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Maxwell, Jr. UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment

Classification: Senior
Graduation Year: 2014
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Major: Mathematics
High School: Ruston High School
Hometown: Ruston, LA

About Me

I consider myself a down-to-earth and rational person.  I try very hard to look at things from an objective perspective.  I enjoy music, playing and learning new instruments, and lifting weights with my free time.

Campus and Community Involvement

I don’t have much free time, but when I do I am usually working out at the UH Recreation Center.  I enjoy lifting weights and living a healthy lifestyle.  I am a part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Awards and Honors

In High School, I received numerous band awards, and performed in the Louisiana All-State high school bands my sophomore, junior, and senior year.  In my senior year I made first chair in the All-State Band playing tuba.  I also graduated in the top 10% of my class and with Honors.

        Study Abroad

        I am currently taking French, and I am considering a study abroad trip to France over the summer of 2012.  The main point of interest to me in study abroad programs lies in the travel aspect itself – I have never set foot outside the United States.  So doing so and going overseas to visit Europe would be an amazing experience for me.  I look forward to learning more about the French culture and language.


        Right now I have not begun a research project but as I delve further into my major, I hope I can apply what I learn to do research in the field of three-dimensional vector calculus.

        Future Endeavors

        I would really like to attend Graduate school after receiving my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston.  I would like to steer my studies more in the direction of Physics after receiving my Bachelor’s degree and hopefully to apply this to work in aeronautics.