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22 Year-Old Becomes First Black Female Nanoscientist In Virginia

Recent Virginia Tech grad, Ginai Seabron said she always noticed that she was the only student in her major classes, but she never thought she would be the first.

The 22 year-old Richmond native has made her mark on Virginia by becoming the state’s first black female nanoscientist. Seabron graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech’s nanoscience program. Her photo from her May 11  has gone viral, gaining over 14k retweets and 74k likes on Twitter.


Seabron tells NBC12 she verified her history-making moment by simply doing a little research.

“We talked to the department head and he looked it up and confirmed it, ” she said.

Nanoscientists study the structure and materials on a scale of nanometers. Virginia Tech is one of two schools in the state to have it. The nanoscience program is part of the college’s  Academy of Integrated Science.