St. Lu­cian Sci­en­tist At NASA

The Star (St. Lucia) - - 36TH INDEPENDENCE -

Aformer teacher at the Ciceron Sec­ondary School has been ap­pointed post-doc­toral re­search sci­en­tist at the NASA God­dard Space Flight Cen­tre in Mary­land, United States.

Ms. An­drea An­drew grad­u­ated with a Mas­ter’s de­gree in Chem­istry from the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land and also holds a Ph.D in An­a­lyt­i­cal Chem­istry.

She is the daugh­ter of the late Eus­tace An­drew and An­gela John-An­drew of La Clery.

In 1994, while in St Lu­cia Ms. An­drew re­ceived a three year fi­nan­cial award to pur­sue stud­ies lead­ing to a Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Science or Science Ed­u­ca­tion at Brook­lyn Col­lege, CUNY.

The award was granted based on her five years of con­tin­u­ous ser­vice in the public ser­vice with a proven record of ex­cep­tional ser­vice and the fact that her area of study was on the St Lu­cia gov­ern­ment’s pri­or­ity list of ap­proved ar­eas for na­tional train­ing.

Ms. An­drew was on the Dean’s Hon­our List at CUNY for three suc­ces­sive years 2004 to 2006 and won a num­ber of awards for aca­demic per­for­mance both in New York and the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land.

At the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land, Ms. An­drew was awarded the Cen­tre for Teach­ing Ex­cel­lence Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Lilly Fel­low­ship in 2011 which de­vel­ops and sus­tains cross dis­ci­plinary learn­ing of grad­u­ate stu­dents. Fel­lows de­velop a teach­ing and learn­ing project of their choice di­rected at help­ing im­prove their pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment, as well as en­hanc­ing un­der­grad­u­ate teach­ing and stu­dent learn­ing at UMD. Ms. An­drew has au­thored and co-au­thored sev­eral pub­li­ca­tions on var­i­ous as­pects of chem­istry.

Be­fore go­ing to the United States, she taught Math­e­mat­ics and In­te­grated Science for more than eight years in St Lu­cia. She re­ceived a Cer­tifi­cate in Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion at the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege and was a mem­ber of the Joint Board of Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion Uni­ver­sity of the West Indies and Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

She is now a Vis­it­ing Re­search Sci­en­tist at NASA God­dard Space Flight Cen­ter.

The sky’s the limit for

An­drea An­drew

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