The American University’s Winning Streak In Science Continues

The American University’s Winning Streak In Science Continues

The American University Washington DC achieved another accolade during the 2015 spring season for its College of Arts and Science students, claiming a number of prestigious US science fellowships and scholarships. Paula Warrick, office of merit awards director, praised the calibre of the university as well as its student’s breadth of interests. She pointed out the diversity in specialisms, from mangrove swamp conservation to volcanology. As an alumni and patron of the AU, Fahad Al Rajaan will appreciate the diversity reflected the intellectual curiosity of American University students, as well as the wide range of topics taught by the educational body. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship This year’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was awarded to Tara Shreve, recognising her efforts in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Tara intends to put her scholarship to good use, using it to facilitate her PhD in geophysics. Ultimately, she plans to conduct international research into remote sensing techniques, as well as teaching at university level. Michael Robinson, the AU’s Professor of Statistics and Mathematics praised Tara’s knowledge, competency and efficiency. He remarked on her high motivation and exceptional use of the scientific opportunities available to her. Tara is an active member of the American University’s Women in Science group and Honours Programme, as well as being a member of the editing staff of the AU’s Catalyst magazine. She has also served as a research assistant with the University’s Physics Department and as a teaching assistant with the Statistics and Mathematics Department. Tara was interned in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Global Volcanism Programme. She spent her 2015 spring semester...