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Aanahita Ervin Named Goldwater Scholar

by Prof. Brian Johnson

Aanahita Ervin portrait photo
Aanahita Ervin

University of Oklahoma student Aanahita Ervin has been named a 2021 Goldwater Scholar in a prestigious national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in science and mathematics.

She is among 438 students nationwide to be selected this year out of more than 1,200 nominees representing 438 institutions. Ervin brings OU’s total number of Goldwater Scholarship winners to 59 since the inception of the scholarship in 1986.

Ervin, of Oklahoma City, is an engineering major who plans to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. She has conducted environmentally-focused research to contribute to environmental policy change.  While at OU, her mentors have been Dr. Sepideh Razavi and Mr. Elton Lima Correia.

Ervin has served as an EarthDNA Ambassador at MIT, as a Chevron Phillips Mentor, and as co-committee chair for the Halliburton Retreat and Women’s Welcome.

Ervin is a member of the OU Honors College and has a 4.0 GPA.  She is a recipient of the Rick Clawson Memorial Scholarship, the Douglas and Hilda Bourne Engineering Scholarship, and an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award winner.

Ervin is the daughter of Shegufa Adi Haubrich.  Congratulations to you, Aanahita!

Named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors on the basis of potential and intent to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.