Marvin Turner. 2012

Curriculum Vitae

This is the personal webpage of Mr. Marvin K. Turner. Welcome.


Bio.

Marvin is a native of Atlanta, Ga, and product of the DeKalb County School System's Magnet Program. As a first-generation college student studying Computer Science at Morehouse College, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. after earning his undergraduate degree. Marvin intends to use his education to inspire other under-represented minorities to pursue advanced degrees in STEM fields.

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, —this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face.
W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

Qualifications. Academics & Interests.

School: Morehouse College
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Major: Computer Science
GPA: 3.1
Expected Graduation Date: December 2014

Expertise: HTML5 & CSS3, C++, Python, SQL, PHP
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Agents, High Performance Computing

Awards & Achievements.

2013

  • Presented Published Research at AACE's E-learn 2013
  • 2013 Supercomputing Conference Broader Engagement Program
  • Travel Scholarship to XSEDE 2013
  • Joined Golden Key Honor Society
  • Travel scholarship to Tapia 2013

2012

  • FACES Scholar - Funded by Georgia Intstitute of Technology & Emory University
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society
  • Admitted to Culturally Relevant Computing Lab
  • Nomination for Golden Key Honor Society

2011

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

2010

  • Vanguard Scholar - Morehouse Office of Housing and Residential Life
  • Morehouse College Honors Program
  • Morehouse College Academic Scholarship

Activities. Research, Leadership, & Involvement.

2012

  • Project Leader - Interactive Storytelling Mentor - Culturally Relevant Computing Lab
  • Campus Alliance for Student Activities - Office of Student Life
    • Webmaster
    • Committee Co-Chair- Homecoming 2012 Step Show (Fall 2012)
    • Committee Chair- Spring Fest Step Show (Spring 2012)
    • Board Member (Spring 2012)
  • Vice President - Morehouse College ACM Chapter
  • PLTL(Peer Led Team Learning) Leader - Department of Computer Science
  • Tutor - Department of Computer Science

2012

  • Project Leader - Interactive Storytelling Mentor - Culturally Relevant Computing Lab
  • Campus Alliance for Student Activities - Office of Student Life
    • Webmaster
    • Committee Co-Chair- Homecoming 2012 Step Show (Fall 2012)
    • Committee Chair- Spring Fest Step Show (Spring 2012)
    • Board Member (Spring 2012)
  • Vice President - Morehouse College ACM Chapter
  • PLTL(Peer Led Team Learning) Leader - Department of Computer Science
  • Tutor - Department of Computer Science

2011

  • Campus Alliance for Student Activities - Office of Student Life
    • Committee Member - Homecoming 2011 Step Show
    • Board Member
  • Talented Tenth Mentoring Program

2010

  • Member - The Element Logistics Board - Office of Student Life
  • Vice President - Samuel T. Graves Residence Hall Counsel