KAMS alumna attains Chicago fellowship in medical physics

05/23/14
Nyasha Maforo, a 2014 graduate at the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) and Winfield High School, who is now finishing her second year at Fort Hays State University, has been accepted into an exclusive fellowship sponsored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine at the University of Chicago this summer.

Maforo will partner with a medical physicist to study and research breast cancer over a 10-week period. It will give her the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional in her field of choice.

"This fellowship should be able to answer some of my questions and help direct me where to go in the field of medical physics," said Maforo.

Few students are accepted into the fellowship, only six in 2013 and two in 2012. The application process is extensive, requiring three recommendations, which she received from her KAMS mentors.

"Going through KAMS opened a lot of doors," said Maforo. "I gained discipline and learned how to study. It gave me an edge over the other students."

About KAMS
KAMS is an early-entry-to-college program that focuses in advanced mathematics and science. While studying at KAMS, students live on campus in the dorms with other KAMS students from across Kansas and around the world. Over the course of two years, students take 68 hours of college credit. These college classes are taken alongside traditional college undergraduates and taught by college professors, while simultaneously contributing to their high school graduation requirements.

KAMS is still accepting applications for the fall semester. Interested students should contact the KAMS office at 785-628-4690 or visit fhsu.edu/KAMS.

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