Ph.D. student Ekaterina Landgren has received a 2021 Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The program, open to students worldwide, recognizes up to 35 women annually pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It seeks to expand the number of women in the aerospace industry to reach gender equity.
Landgren has created an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that spans astronomy and mathematics through the Center for Applied Mathematics, working with Nikole Lewis, assistant professor of astronomy and deputy director of the Carl Sagan Institute, and Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics. Landgren builds and works with climate models applied to exoplanets (planets outside of the solar system), studying how such models can help interpret data from space telescopes by illuminating the underlying mechanisms that shape planetary behavior.
Zonta International is a global organization of professionals empowering women through service and advocacy. The Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zonta member, Amelia Earhart.
Linda B. Glaser is news and media relations manager for the College of Arts & Sciences.