Christopher Flowers

Howard University

2021

Computer Science
Columbia, MD
I am an only child born and raised in Columbia, MD. I come from a family of primarily educators.. I chose to attend Howard University because I recognized a unique opportunity to be surrounded by a strong academic and social support system. A lot of my success is the result of the relationships that I built both directly and indirectly through Howard.. I enjoy problem-solving and found myself interested in the various applications of computer science. I've since then developed an interest in understanding the organizational mechanics of tech enabled businesses.. I'm pursuing my PhD in Management Science and Engineering because I want to uncover new knowledge as it relates to entrepreneurial firms. I plan to use my findings to support underrepresented groups in the entrepreneurial space.. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I will be pursuing my PhD.. 1.) Being admitted to my top choice PhD program because I set the goal during my sophomore year and worked to see my goal achieved two years later 2.) Taking X-Sell from being just and idea to a realized business venture with my co-founders.. .

Scholarships

Karsh STEM Scholars

Professional/Academic Programs

Silicon Valley Bank Trek

ExxonMobil Future Leaders Academy

Goldman Sachs HBCU Leadership Summit

Internships + Offers

Summer Training Academy For Research Success (STARS) Intern at UC San Diego

Consulting Engineering Intern at ExxonMobil

Black Venture Capital Consortium (BVCC) Intern at Equal Ventures

Research

Software Verification Research at UC San DiegoBias Analysis Research at Howard University

Independent Projects

Founded an events management platform. My team's app, X-Sell was used primarily by a party group on Howard's campus for ticket distribution and admission management of art showcases and house parties. The most tickets we sold for a single event was just over 100 with the minimum sale count of 60. The app was available on the App Store and the android play store and was used for 6 events during the academic year (2019-2020) prior to the start of the pandemic. The group that we partnered with said that they found our app to be very valuable for their future endeavors and have requested that we sell the app to them for continued use.

Academic Honors

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Competitions

2x HU Empower Pitch Competition FinalistVirginia State Undergraduate Research Conference (2nd place)

Presentations

UCSD Summer Research ConferenceAlpha Foundation of Howard County, Inc. 44th and 46th Annual Margin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Guest Speaker

Fellowships

Departmental Ph.D. Fellowship at Stanford

Departmental Ph.D. Fellowship at UC Santa Barbara

Departmental Ph.D. Fellowship at UC Irvine

Graduate School Acceptances

Stanford University Management Science and Engineering PhD ProgramUC Santa Barbara Management PhD ProgramUC Irvine Management PhD Program

Post-Graduation Plan

I will be pursuing my PhD in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford