Hometown: Mamponteng, Ghana
Double major: Math and Computer Science
Career goal: to establish a medical device company
Congratulations to today’s Hercules Scholar, Ebenezer Armah, an international student at Fisk University from Ghana. The senior math and computer science double major hopes to one day establish his own medical device company. Read more about Ebenezer, in his own words, below.
I am Ebenezer Adjei Armah, an international student from Mamponteng, Ghana – along the west coast of Africa. I grew up in Ghana, where my parents and three siblings currently live. I attended Opoku Ware Senior High School, where I studied General Science. I began my education in the United States of America in the fall of 2015 at Fisk University, where I am a rising senior. I am a Math and Computer Science double major with a deep interest in medical device innovation and development.
My current goal is to gain acceptance into the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Development (CBID) master’s program to delve more into the field of medical devices. My long term goal is to begin a medical devices start-up. Healthcare has come to a point where clinicians need tools and devices that would make precision medicine possible and I want to contribute. I also want to design low cost devices so that developing nations can have access to them.
I currently volunteer as a math, computer science and chemistry tutor on campus. I volunteered with the Midvale Shelter Home in Utah this summer to sort clothing and school supplies for the children in the shelter. I served as an elementary school teacher (4th to 6th grade) in Ghana before I came to the U.S. I also volunteer as a chemistry supplementary instructor at Fisk.
I was an intern at Deloitte Services LP for the summers of my freshman and sophomore years. This summer, I interned at Goldman Sachs. I was a recipient of the InRoads Academic Excellent award, Southeast Markets in 2016. I received the Zycron Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) scholarship in 2016. I also received the Johnson and Johnson BDPA scholarship for 2018. I am a recipient of the Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence 2018. I won the Elon Musk Award for the Goldman Sachs Salt Lake City Tech Expo Hackathon for having the most ambitious project. I came in 2nd place in 2017 at the Deloitte Intern Bot Challenge. My team won the Salt Lake City Goldman Sachs 2018 Engineering Challenge, and 2nd place in the Americas.
When I am not eating or sleeping, I am either listening to classical music, planning to hike or bike or reading random books. I am a Seventh-day Adventist and sing with the Sheet Music Choir.