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Amy Goodson named Outstanding Graduate Student of 2019

Amy Goodson

Amy Goodson is a fifth year PhD student co-advised by Hank Ashbaugh and Julie Albert. Her research utilizes dissipative particle dynamic (DPD) simulations to elucidate physical properties in polymer systems with a specific focus on block copolymer self-assembly. Academic highlights from the past five years include being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-2019), the Vincent A. Forte Graduate School Fellowship from the state of Louisiana (2019), and the Vera G. Koefoot Endowed P.E.O. Scholar Award (2019-2020); lead authorship on two published manuscripts with a third in preparation as well as co-authorship of two additional manuscripts; and seven conference presentations. With respect to teaching and mentorship, she received the CBE Department Outstanding Teaching Assistant award in 2016 and has mentored five undergraduate researchers and one high school researcher.

While doing all of this, Amy also co-founded the graduate Women+ in Science and Engineering student group and organized or participated as a panelist in 15 outreach and professional development workshops. She has recently accepted employment with Shell and will defend her thesis research in Spring 2020. Amy's accomplishments at Tulane exemplify the academic pillars of research scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership.