Aisha Mahmoud

Aisha Mahmoud of Puerto Rico is a senior majoring in physics and Spanish in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and in the Honors College, is also a S-STEM Physics Scholar and a recipient of the Wakefield Endowment Fund Scholarship. Her research focus is astrophysics, and she works under the mentorships of physics professor Julia Kennefick. She was named a Barry Goldwater Scholar for 2011, recognition reserved for the top math, science, and engineering students in the country. This is 16th consecutive year that a University of Arkansas student has been named as a Goldwater Scholar, bringing the total number of the University of Arkansas Goldwater Scholars to 45.