Ethiopian student wins award for physics at Alabama University

March 31st, 2010 | by addis portal |

Dr. Fana Mariam Mulu-Moore, a doctoral graduate of the Alabama A&M University Department (AAMU) of Physics, has been awarded the Pro Quest/UMI Distinguished Dissertation award from the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools at a recent event in Savannah, Georgia.

Nominated by AAMU’s Department of Physics, Mulu-Moore’s dissertation was entitled: “Determining the Temperature Structure of Solar Coronal Loops Using Their Temporal Evolution.”

The award was presented with a $1,500 honorarium.

“This is an excellent recognition for Mulu-Moore, her advisor (Dr. Amy Winebarger), the Department of Physics and AAMU,” said Dr. Matthew Edwards, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, which houses the Physics Department.

Dr. Doris R. Robinson-Gardner, CHBGS president and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University (Miss.), and Dr. Marlene Coles, partner relations manager for ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing, also praised Mulu Moore’s dissertation as an extraordinary piece of academic work and a significant accomplishment.

“Ms. Mulu-Moore’s award is a testimony to the depth and breadth of the research that students and the faculty in the AAMU graduate school are conducting,” commented Dr. Michael E. Orok, associate provost and interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies. “It also confirms that her research and its findings are acceptable within the specific academic community, and that they have national significance.”

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