Mahek Logantha received an Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Mahek is a graduating senior in mechanical engineering. At UCI, she has performed research in the Ultrafast Laser Plasma Interactions Lab in the Physics Department and is a part of HyperXite, UCI’s Hyperloop team. She has also been actively involved in the Society of Women Engineers organization on campus. In the fall, Mahek will pursue a PhD in nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley where she will have the opportunity to research medical applications of laser wakefield systems and minor in nuclear public policy.