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Student Alana Noone earns Claudia Alexander Scholarship

Posted: November 9, 2015

Student Alana Noone earns Claudia Alexander Scholarship Alana Noone

Undergraduate Student Alana Noone received the Claudia Alexander Scholarship, named after the late Dr. Alexander (PhD ’93), a well-known planetary scientist.

Noone grew up in Michigan and is a life-long Wolverine fan. “Michigan is an amazing school in all ways,” Noone says, “so it was an easy choice to decide to come here once I was accepted!”

“The Climate and Space department caught my attention because I have always been interested in both of these subjects, and because of all the different research going on within the department,” Noone adds.

The friendly environment is Noone’s favorite thing about the department.

“The small class sizes and different events going on all the time makes it very easy to talk to professors and graduate students, and that is a nice change compared to the busyness of the rest of campus.”

Noone says she was “extremely grateful and honored” when she found out she received the Claudia Alexander Scholarship.

“This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my coursework, and that will help me be successful in my last year at Michigan.”

Jiles Williams, Dr. Alexander’s uncle, established the scholarship in 2007. Dr. Alexander was well known for her work in geophysics and planetary science. She supported several space missions including NASA’s Galileo and Cassini and the ESA’s Rosetta, for which she served as project manager and scientist for NASA’s role in the mission.

To donate to the Claudia Alexander Scholarship and support Climate and Space Undergraduate Students, please click here.

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