Sarang Shah Named 2010 Mitchell Scholar
Posted April 17, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech graduating senior Sarang Shah has been named a 2010 George J. Mitchell Scholar, sponsored by the US - Ireland Alliance.
â€œWinning this award means I will be able to pursue my interest of researching fundamental theoretical physics and the nature of space, time, matter and energy with the world class community of theoretical physicists at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Trinity College Dublin, and the University College Dublin,â€ said Shah, who is excited about being a member of the Mitchell Scholarship community as well. "Being a part of these communities and making a lifelong connection with the science and people of Ireland are precisely my motivations for applying for the Mitchell Scholarship in the first place." Shah plans to graduate this spring with dual bachelor's degrees in physics and public policy. He then plans on pursuing his research and a PhD in theoretical physics at the University College of Dublin. During his time at Georgia Tech, Sarang conducted research in the field of theoretical neuroscience and developed textual analysis software to help map data.
Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend and an international travel stipend. The Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process and is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership and a commitment to public service and community.