Caroline Hamilton Smith, our Australian Zonta International 2022 Amelia Earhart Fellow, received her “Wings” from ZI D24 Governor Jean Dally. After a tour of the USYD Aeronautical Engineering Labs, we celebrated with a High Tea at the Women’s College, USYD. Caroline is an aerodynamics Ph.D. candidate at USYD and explained her PhD research where she is working with experimental and computational unsteady subsonic aerodynamics, specifically focusing on cavity flow energy harvesting, in support of a sustainable future in aviation.
The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honour of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart and is awarded annually to women who have achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrated initiative, ambition and commitment to pursuing a career in aerospace. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women Internationally pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.