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2021-2022 Vanguard Scholars Announced

Grace Casarez and Fathelrahman Ali have been selected for the 2021-2022 Vanguard Scholar Program.

Congratulations to Grace Casarez and Fathelrahman Ali who have been selected for the Vanguard Scholar Program! The Vanguard Scholars program is designed to support ICME MS students in their studies and research.

Grace Casarez is an incoming first-year M.S. student at ICME. She received her undergraduate degree in Applied Math from UC Santa Barbara, and her interests include computational biology and data science.






Fathelrahman Ali is a Data Scientist at Dot Energy. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Khartoum.






ICME is proud to announce the formation of the Vanguard Scholarship in honor of Annie J. Easley, aimed at supporting and promoting rising stars in the field of computer science, data science and computational mathematics.

Annie J. Easley (April 23, 1933 – June 25, 2011) was a computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist at the NASA Lewis Research Center. She was a leading member of the team which developed software for the Centaur rocket stage, and was one of the first African-Americans to work as a computer scientist at NASA. 

This program is made possible by the generous support of Vanguard Fintech Ventures (VFV).  VFV explores emerging technologies to build new insights and new capabilities that can help Vanguard’s investors succeed well into the future.