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Yancey Williams II
Yancey Williams II  - Science and Technology Honors Program

Yancey Williams II

Specialized - STH

Yancey Williams II is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering with plans to pursue a career in medicine as a cardiologist. As a physician with a Ph.D., he wants to research cardiogenic cells in a cell biology lab while working at an academic hospital.

Enrolling in the Science & Technology Honors Program (STH) enabled Yancey to gain additional information and knowledge for a strong foundation in math, science, and lab research skills. As an exemplary student, he was awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate Scholarship, and the prestigious Amgen Scholarship. He also participated in the UAB Honors College’s Presidential Honors Fellowship in 2020 and UAB PARAdiGM in 2021.

Not only is Yancey active in the Honors College, but his leadership extends throughout UAB. He serves on the Honors College Leadership Council (HCLC) and has held multiple roles including Communications Chair for STH and most recently, Vice President. He participated in weekly community service opportunities and provided various activities for the Honors College student body. He also serves as a peer mentor in the Blazer Male Excellence Network (BMEN). Yancey uses his influence as Vice President of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) to spread the word about BMES activities throughout the semester and to assist the elected Executive Board.

When Yancey is not serving the community or studying coursework, his favorite hobby is listening to J. Cole while doing math for fun.

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