Joshua Currens, a graduate student within the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2022 Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences (AUAS) Zale Parry Scholarship. The scholarship awards $6,000 and includes a $500 voucher towards travel expenses to attend the scholarship ceremony. Currens conducts diving physiology research in Paul Dayton’s lab with Virginie Papadopoulou, and his research focus consists of using ultrasound to refine the assessment of decompression bubbles in vivo.
The award will be conferred at the 61st Annual NOGI Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida. The Zale Parry Scholarship is awarded each year to one graduate student in a marine science-related field or a diving and hyperbaric physiology field of study.