Alumni Update: Ariana Minot, NSF Graduate Fellow

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
At right: Ariana at Monet's garden in Giverny, France--traveling while on her Fulbright Scholarship in Paris
After graduating from Duke in 2010 as a primary physics and secondary math major and completing a year of research on the ATLAS experiment through the Fulbright program, Ariana Minot is starting doctorate studies in applied mathematics at Harvard University as an NSF Graduate Fellow.  Either incoming or current first-year graduate students in the discipline of mathematics, science, or engineering are eligible to apply for this grant.   As a NSF Fellow, three years of Ariana's studies and her tuition will be supported by the National Science Foundation. Ariana says: "I am honored to have been selected for this competitive grant and am very much looking forward to starting my graduate studies in the fall.   Since I received the award as an incoming graduate student, I certainly owe many thanks to my professors in mathematics and physics at Duke for their help and guidance without which I would have been unable to present a strong application."