Taissa “Tasia” Gladkova (E20) is a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics who has excelled in all of the scientific areas she has touched at Tufts. Equally at home with code, data, and theory, Tasia’s team-work and leadership have contributed to publications. Her work as an intern in cybersecurity resulted in a published paper, and a summer research project on the mathematics of redistricting led to a joint published paper that was cited in a US Supreme Court opinion. Tasia is also an accomplished athlete who competes at an elite level for the Tufts Swimming and Diving Team.
The Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award is for outstanding academic work in any of the sciences.