Maha Ashour-Abdalla Scholarship in Space Physics Fund

The Maha Ashour-Abdalla Scholarship in Space Physics encourages and supports women who are starting graduate studies and wish to focus on research in the area of space physics.

The Scholarship has been established to memorialize UCLA Professor Maha Ashour-Abdalla (1944-2016). A Fellow of both AGU and APS, she was an outstanding space plasma physicist and co-founder of the International School for Space Simulations.

“Maha Ashour-Abdalla was an inspiring teacher for an entire generation of students at UCLA. She broke through the conventions of her times and geography to serve as a role model not only for female scientists, but all young scientists seeking new research paths in alien environments. Her Space Plasma simulations provided the information needed to interpret observations from a host of missions, including JAXA’s Geotail, ESA’s Cluster, and NASA’s MMS missions. Despite her many research successes, education remained at the core of her efforts throughout her career. She was a beloved and highly innovative lecturer, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Establishing this award recognizes her many enduring contributions to our research discipline, and the positive impact she had on so many who worked with her.”

– David G. Sibeck, President, Space Physics and Aeronomy Section, July 14, 2016

Please support the scholarship by making a gift below.

If you would like to make a gift by personal check, please make it payable to the American Geophysical Union – note “Ashour-Abdalla Fund” in the memo area. Mail your payment to:

ATTN Development Department
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009