One of the Lab Alumni, Viktoriya Balabanova, recently spoke in an event to welcome 2023 ACCOMPLISH Scholarship Awardees and talk about the Scholarship. The ACCOMPLISH program from UMassD, funded by NSF, aims to provide a multi-faceted financial and social support and contextualized computing-centered educational framework for eligible STEM students to propel them into the nation’s high-quality STEM workforce. In her talk (video at the end of this article) , Vicky talks about how this award helped her to be inspired towards the importance of computational knowledge, work on such projects in Physics (including her BS thesis work in Tandon lab as a part of WHOI-UMassD Blue Economy internship) and graduate sooner. Vicky also talks about the procedure to apply for this scholarship. More about the program can be found here