Reach for the Stars fellows excel in research, interdisciplinary environment

Reach for the Stars fellows 2011-2012

Six Arizona State University masters students in diverse fields of study are participating in Diversity across the Curriculum (DAC), a class that equips them with the skills for transdisciplinary collaboration and effective communication of their research to the community.

The two-semester DAC course is required training for the masters and doctoral recipients of the Doctoral Enrichment and Reach for the Stars Fellowships awarded annually by the Graduate College.

To emphasize commitment to interdisciplinary research and professional development, the program will become the Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium (IRC) in the fall.

Reach for the Stars Fellowships support first-year masters students who demonstrate academic excellence and are underrepresented in their field of study. Students are nominated by their admitting academic unit.

More information on Reach for the Stars and other Graduate College fellowships can be found at

The 2011-2012 Reach for the Stars fellows and their fields of study are:

• Michelle Bickert, Master of History (Public History), School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Brenda Lee Byers, Professional Science Master of Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

• Alaina George, Professional Science Master of Science and Technology Policy, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Salina Hazel, Master of Accounting, School of Accountancy, W. P. Carey School of Business

• Amie Stockwell, Master of Structural Engineering, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

• Angela Xiong, Master of Sustainability, School of Sustainability, Global Institute of Sustainability