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Kenneth Simmons Warrior Scholar

Kenneth Simmons Jr. speaks during the Warrior Scholar Project.

Kenneth Simmons Jr. has made the transition from military to college, pursuing his educational goals on a path that started at FTCC and has led him to Princeton University.

Simmons’ journey was propelled by a program called Research Experience for Veteran Undergraduates, a 9-week summer program hosted by Yale University that allows enlisted veteran undergraduate students to perform research in a STEM field of their interest and develop skills necessary to become a research scientist.

He is a Warrior-Scholar Project alumnus who attended the program’s STEM boot camp at MIT.

Simmons’ experience has been documented in a spotlight feature from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Read the feature at this link: