Ms. Sonya Tiomkin, a Ph.D. student at the department, won the ZONTA International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.
Ms. Sonya Tiomkin, a Ph.D. student at the department, won the ZONTA International Amelia Earhart Fellowship