Student Spotlight: Andrew Morgan and Ashley Orr

This month in STEM, we would like to highlight and congratulate two outstanding students who have recently received national recognition for their academics.

Andy MorganAndrew Morgan has been awarded a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.

He also was named a Goldwater Scholar this year and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Pi Mu Epsilon National Math Honor Society. He is active in YSU Student Government, Academic Senate and YSU Honors College and is a first-year engineering teaching assistant.

You can read about Andy and his scholarship here.

Ashley Ashley OrrOrr has been awarded a 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Ashley is the first YSU student to receive the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship, which is reserved for only 6 of the top applicants, valued at $15,000.

Ashley Orr is a Rhodes Scholar who hopes to lead a life of service. She started early, volunteering throughout middle school, high school and college at Youngstown State University. Orr led Youngstown’s Pen Pal mentorship program and co-founded Poverty Awareness while serving as student government president. Economics, she says, is like a study of happiness. She learned more about how economics affects policy as an intern at the Fourth District of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland. She will attend the University of Oxford, studying poverty traps and the econometric evaluation of policy, all in hopes of making a better future for the world’s poor.

Read more about Ashley and her accomplishments here.