KUAE Ph.D. candidate Meihua Zhang has been selected as a recipient of the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. “The Amelia Earhart fellowship is a great encouragement for me not only financially but also mentally,” says Zhang. “It gives me and other international females extra motivations to dedicate ourselves in the research of aerospace engineering.”
Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938, in honor of the legendary pilot, to promote access to resources and equality in decision-making positions for women. In an effort to carry out that mission, each year 30 talented women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering from around the globe are chosen to receive the $10,000 Fellowship.