Amelia Earhart Celebration

Join our Fellowship Celebration as we honor
two amazing District 1 Amelia Earhart Fellows:
Ms. Rachel Morgan and Ms. Cody Paige
January 21, 2020, @ 630 PM for our Virtual Celebration
Register Below

Here are our Amelia Earhart Fellows from Zonta District 1,
Ms. Rachel Morgan and Ms. Cody Paige.

Ms. Rachel Morgan, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. in space systems in the area of space telescope optical instrument development, plans to use the US$10,000 Zonta Fellowship to further her studies as she investigates novel optical and photonic instrumentation concepts for high-contrast imaging of exoplanets with space telescopes. In her spare time, Ms. Morgan enjoys a range of interests, including playing the saxophone and being an active member of the MIT Women in Aerospace Engineering.

Ms. Cody Paige, a doctoral student in the PH.D program, will use her fellowship to study radiation shielding materials for space suits and systems at MIT.
Ms. Paige’s future goal is to enhance life on earth through space exploration. She hopes for a career in Canada in the field of space medicine to contribute to long-duration space missions. She is active in STEM programs and a new MIT project to spread climate change awareness to high school students through interactive lectures.

What is the Amelia Earhart Fellowship?

Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. 

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. 

Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,638 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.6 million, to 1,209 women representing 73 countries.

Our Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.