Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi awarded AWIS scholarship award

Graduate student Daniella Bardalez Galgiuffi was awarded a $1000 scholarship this month by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) San Diego Chapter. She joined undergraduate major Erika Johannessen to receive their awards at Saturday’s Women in Science and Technology Conference at UCSD.

The AWIS-SD Scholarship Program strives to encourage and reward aspiring women scientists pursuing their degrees at San Diego colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). AWIS-SD scholarships have supported community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County pursuing their degrees, conducting research projects, or assisting with additional educational expenses, with an emphasis on STEM fields where women are underrepresented. In 2015, over 150 applications were received, and awards were made to seven exceptional women scholars.

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi was honored for her accomplishments in pursuing her thesis research,  the identification and characterization of binary systems of brown dwarfs; and her service to the UCSD community. As one of the very few women in the physics department at UCSD, she believes it is important to create a supportive community of women who are role models for the next generation of female scientists. Daniella has volunteered at many outreach events, including as a translator for Latin American students in Camp Ciencia, organized by the Institute of the Americas at UCSD.

Congratulations Daniella!