Harvill Graduate Fellowship to Akash Satpathy

Akash Satpathy received the Richard A. Harvill Graduate Fellowship for academic year 2022-2023. Akash graduated with Honors from University of Arizona in spring 2022 with a major in astronomy and minors in both Physics and Statistics and Data Science. Akash has research interests in asteroid thermal modeling, small bodies, and planetary defense; his advisor is Professor Amy Mainzer.

The mission of the Richard A. Harvill Endowment is to perpetuate knowledge of Dr. Harvill, who served as UA president from 1951 to 1971, a period in which UA began its furious post-war enrollment growth, and the institution took its place among the leading research universities of the west. The award targets University of Arizona senior undergraduates, domestic or international, who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $12,000, disbursed in two equal payments between the fall and spring terms and a Graduate Tuition Scholarship that covers base graduate level tuition (not the differential tuition assessed by some programs) for each semester of award.