The Applied Math Department would like to congratulate APPM graduate student Kiera van der Sande for being awarded the Sheryl R. Young Memorial Fellowship. This fellowship is given to a graduate student in the memory of Sheryl R. Young, who graduated with her Ph.D. in Psychology from CU in 1984. While at Carnegie Mellon University as an assistant professor, Dr. Young became internationally recognized and respected as a computer scientist and supporter of women’s causes in STEM.
Kiera is working on internal ocean waves and is “interested in both analysis of the PDEs used to model these processes, as well as developing numerical tools for simulating them… [and is] excited to be working on this more over the summer”.
The Department again congratulates Kiera on being awarded this great fellowship!