Maya Gomes wins 2013 Presidential Fellowship

Maya Gomes has won the 2013 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern University. Funded by the President of the University and awarded by The Graduate School, the new Fellows will be inducted into the Society of Fellows by President Schapiro in a ceremony on April 30, 2013. Highly competitive, Gomes was one of seven students chosen to receive the Presidential Fellowship.

According to Dwight A. McBride, the Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, “These students were each nominated by their respective academic program as individuals who combine outstanding intellectual or creative ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the Society of Fellows. Presidential Fellows attend quarterly Society lunches and dinners, participate in an annual retreat, lead discussions and seminars during Society gatherings, and spearhead outreach activities.”

Maya is our de facto spokesperson when it comes to promoting science. Professor Bina writes, "Maya's enthusiasm for her science is compelling and infectious. I can think of no better way to excite someone's interest in science than to have them talk with Maya."

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