DeWein S. Pelle is a University Innovation Fellow and Mathematics undergraduate at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). His ultimate goal is to attend graduate school to attain a degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering and Management.
His decision to embark join with the University Innovation Fellows is governed by both his sponsor’s trust and encouragement as well as his persistent vision of improving education systems across the board. A telescopic view to only one level of educational institutions will not remedy the ongoing belief that education can be ameliorated. Through the cultivation of an amalgam of ideas and learning tools, he believes that education throughout the world can be enhanced. Currently, DeWein is a junior at his institution. He has several involvements at his university to include being a Junior Senator of UVI’s Student Government Association (SGA), Vice President of UVI’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Golden Key International Honour Society chapter, as well as a mathematics tutor at UVI’s Center for Student Success (CSS) and Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program; moreover, he then balances out his extracurricular practices by engaging in research with his institution’s Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) scientific study program which is largely sponsored by HBCU-UP and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
DeWein, at his best attempts, humbles himself in the comparison of his woeful upbringing and the burgeoning opportunities that he has been presented with his current academic career. His vast horizon of interests continues to peek his goals of becoming a Construction Engineer which he intends to build economically and environmentally sustainable homes for persons of all walks of life.