University of Alabama students Aurora Baker, of St. Louis and Kylie Overton, of Brentwood, Tennessee, are recipients of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.
Desktop News | February 2023 In March 2022, The University of Alabama senior Austin Smithson took a trip that would forever change the scope of his career and life. The political science major went to Washington, DC, with the Washington DC: Professional Development Program to explore the city and make connections, ultimately leading him to an internship in the White House. Smithson, a first-generation college student, pushed himself out of his comfort zone to find a place on campus […]
Over spring break, 12 students from the College of Arts and Sciences took on the nation’s capital and explored opportunities for future careers during the Washington, DC Professional Preparation Program, hosted by the A&S ICUE Connector.
For rising senior Harper Fox, working towards ending global poverty and hunger has always been a passion. As a summer intern with the Borgen Project, a non-profit organization based out of Seattle, Harper will take a more direct approach to these issues. Throughout her 12-week remote internship, Harper will be contacting senators from both California and Alabama, as well as specific district members from Tuscaloosa and South Pasadena — her hometown. She’ll ask representatives for their support on issues relevant […]
Spring 2021 biology graduate John Conger is serving as the advising intern for the College of Arts and Sciences during the 2021 Bama Bound orientation season.
Emily Baschab is a physics major with minors in mathematics, the Randall Research Scholars Program, and the Blount Scholars Program. A junior from Dallas, TX, she plans to pursue a PhD in physics and become a researcher in an applied field. How did you choose your major? I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in science. I chose physics after enjoying physics classes in high school. I love the potential for discovery and the intellectual challenge this major […]
Dylan Meyer is a music and electrical engineering double major from Madison, AL. After graduation, he hopes to work in either the space or precision timing industry. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? I decided to go into electrical engineering for several reasons. Living near Huntsville, Alabama, NASA and the MDA are a huge part of the area’s culture. As a result, engineering is a highly encouraging field to pursue, and looking back […]
Henry Pitts is a senior environmental science major and Blount minor from Tuscaloosa, AL. After graduation, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in water or environmental policy before entering law school. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? As a child, I believed in magic — that every rock, tree, stream, and hill was alive and listening to us. I spent my summers growing up on the southeast coast of Ireland, where local […]
Jackson Foster is a religious studies and history double major with minors in both the Blount Scholars Program and the Randall Research Scholars Program. A junior from Fort Lauderdale, FL, he recently interned with the research division of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency focused on advancing the humanities. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? I will admit that the route to my current majors was rather circuitous. […]
Payton Fey is a senior criminal justice major and psychology minor from Westlake Village, California. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school with the goal of someday working for the FBI. How did you choose your major? When I was a freshman at the University, I did not know what I wanted to major in and felt lost trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I took a lot of classes and changed my major twice before […]