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Computer science alumna receives two major fellowships

Iris Cong, a 2017 UCLA Samueli Engineering alumna now studying physics at Harvard University, has received two major graduate fellowships in the past few weeks – the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.

UCLA Rocket Project Aims for the Stratosphere

The Odyssey 1 has already soared more than 12,000 feet above the earth, higher than any other student-built, liquid-fueled rocket.
On March 10, in a remote section of the Mojave Desert, more than two hours from campus

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