Aziegbemi "Okis" Okisamen, a graduate student in the MS in Applied Mathematics program, is the winner of the Sheetz Internz 2020 Greatest of All Team Internz Award.

Aziegbemi OkisamenOkis is from Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria. He has a degree in industrial mathematics from Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria.during which he interned as a field officer at the National Bureau of Statistics, Edo State, Nigeria.

Prior to attending IUP, Okis worked as a mathematics teacher at Command Day Secondary School, Abuja (Nigeria) and as a part-time further mathematics teacher at the Naowa College, Abuja. He also worked as a data entry USAID contractor at Chemonics International, Abuja.

This past summer, Okis interned at Sheetz, Inc. as a people data scientist, and was supervised by Christoph Maier from the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. In recognition of his outstanding work, Okis was awardedthe Sheetz Internz 2020 Greatest of All Team Internz Award.

From the Sheetz press release, Okis is praised for "Going Above and Beyond" byreaching out to the intern team and making continuous improvement suggestions. Okis "demonstrates core Sheetz DNA and values" by always being respectful in his engagements with the program leaders and his peers; by being pioneering in asking questions and learning new software independently; and by staying connected to his team and community through engagement in social activities like team lunches and Career Advice Day.

"Okis is as real as he is an honest and unique individual and is fearless to be himself. We could depend on Okis to attend every event and could always count on him to participate. He showed a high level of energy and enthusiasm for the program and for working at Sheetz, and he is eager to be successful with his projects."

After he graduates, Okis plans to pursue a PhD in Data Science.

Aziegbemi Okisamen is as fine an example of an IUP student as one could hope for, and the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is proud that he chose to continue his education with us.