Sunday, November 22, 2015

MIDN 1/C Ally Strachan Named Mitchell Scholar

Congratulations to Midshipman 1st Class Ally Strachan on being selected as a Mitchell Scholar!

MIDN 1/C Ally Strachan was recently selected for
the George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies.
She will study biomedical, audio and image signal processing
at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Strachan is a weapons & systems engineering major ranked in the top 5 percent of her class. She will study biomedical, audio and image signal processing at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She is currently working on a project modernizing a common 3D-printed prosthetic hand for children so that it is touchscreen compatible.

A resident of Vinalhaven, Maine, Strachan is captain of the Women’s Ice Hockey team. Over the summer, she served as battalion commander for STEM Camp, responsible for 1,000 campers from across the US.

She did a month-long backpacking trip in the Alaskan wilderness and also climbed Mt. Ararat in Turkey.  She be commissioned as a Navy pilot, hoping to fly P-8s and one day hopes to create a business that makes medical devices.

The US-Ireland Alliance selected the 12 members of the 2017 Class of George J. Mitchell Scholars following interviews held Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C.

The scholarship program is the flagship project of the US-Ireland Alliance, a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Trina Vargo, a former foreign policy adviser to Senator Ted Kennedy.

The nationwide competition attracted 284 applicants for the 12 scholarships named in honor of the former Maine Senator’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic distinction, leadership and service and spend a year of post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland.

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