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Danielle Feerst, A16, an engineering psychology
major, is an inaugural recipient of an
OZY Media Genius Award for her work on an application to assist
educators of young adults on the autism spectrum. She will receive a
$10,000 stipend to develop a company that provides engagement
feedback to those teaching presentation, social and communications
skills to young adults with autism and will be featured in an OZY
Films documentary this fall.
Erin Fong, A17, was named a Goldwater Scholar, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM research. Fong, a double major in astrophysics and quantitative economics, plans to pursue a doctoral degree in astrophysics.
Shana Gallagher, A17, a biology major, was named a 2015 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scholarship program provides academic assistance, as well as a summer internship at the NOAA headquarters in Maryland with practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.
Jennine Sawwan, A15, is a recipient of the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship. Sawaan will join students and recent graduates from other European universities to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as examples of contemporary issues affecting minority groups in Denmark and The Hague. Sawaan, a double major in international relations and peace and justice studies, and a women's studies minor, also studied abroad in the Tufts in Paris Program.
Sharad Sagar, A16, was nominated to Forbes' 30
Under 30 list as co-founder and CEO of
His educational platform company was named one of the 100 most
innovative social impact ventures by the Rockefeller Foundation in
March 2013. The results of Forbes' list will be made public in
December 2014. Read more in
The Tufts Daily.
Abuzar Royesh, A16, majoring in International Relations, was nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize as a co-founder of the Bridges Academy, an educational organization working to promote literacy and tolerance among at-risk groups in Afghanistan. Read more in The Tufts Daily.
The student-led Tufts Synthetic Biology Team was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Jamboree 2014. The group was founded by Christopher Ghadban, E14, and Petar Todorov, A14. Learn more about Tufts Synthetic Biology >
Biology major Summer Morrill, A15, was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, an organization founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts that rewards college students who excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read about Summer's accomplishments.