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LUCIA BELLINO RECEIVES HENRY RUTGERS SCHOLAR AWARD

Our graduating senior Lucia Bellino has just been chosen by SAS to receive the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award! According to the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office,

"The Henry Rutgers Scholar Award recognizes graduating seniors who have completed outstanding independent research projects leading to an interdepartmental thesis or a thesis in their major field of study.  Every year, professors are invited to nominate students who have done exceptionally strong work in their discipline that highlights the originality of the research and conclusions along with exhibiting evidence of superior critical reasoning and scholarly achievement.  The awards are offered across all departments of the School of Arts and Sciences, and so represent only the very finest achievements of our students”.

We have all heard Lucia’s presentation on her honors thesis research on Martian minerals under Prof Ojha, titled “"Presence of Hydrothermal Mineral Alteration in the Eridania Basin on Mars: Implications for Serpentinization, Magnetization, and Habitability.” The breath of her knowledge and the clarity of her thinking deserve nothing less.  Congratulations Lucia!  We are very proud of you!