With a transfer experience that includes research opportunities and scholarships, Trey Loving is on his way to a career fostered through an early love of science. 

After taking Biology in his freshman year of high school, Trey Loving enrolled in the biotechnology program at Seacoast School of Technology. He subsequently enrolled at Great Bay Community College (GBCC) where teachers cemented his love for all CEPS and STEM classes such as Chemistry, Calculus, Biology and Chemical Engineering. Trey earned the highest GPA in the 2022 Bioengineering program graduating class and received an award for academic excellence at the GBCC commencement ceremony.

As the next step on his journey, Trey enrolled at the University of New Hampshire in Durham to pursue a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering “to use science to solve some of the common issues occurring today.” He participated in a summer 2021 NH BioMade undergraduate research experience working with a graduate student doing daily tests to determine if biomaterials (dextran and heparin) would assist in drug transportation. The research deepened Trey’s understanding of bioengineering through lab work and experience writing a presentation. In the process, he gained friendships with professors and students at UNH.

Participation in NH BioMade undergraduate research made Trey more confident and comfortable when he arrived at UNH as a transfer scholar. Trey studies chemical engineering and bioengineering at UNH Durham.

“I would certainly like to thank my bioengineering advisor from Great Bay, Deb Audino. I want to thank her for advising me through my first two years and for making sure my transition from Great Bay to UNH was as smooth as possible. She made sure that I knew what was coming and helped me prepare greatly, and for that I am grateful.  For any student looking to transfer to a 4-year school, my advice is to reach out to your new classmates and get a feel for how classes will go in your new school. I have quickly realized that my classmates in my major from UNH know and relate to me the most out of anyone. They are very helpful when it comes to new material and forming study groups.”

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