The list of 2010 MacArthur Fellows was released at 12:01 a.m. EST,
Tuesday, September 28, and high school science educator and Dos Pueblos
Engineering Academy Director Amir Abo-Shaeer is among the 23 recipients. Abo-Shaeer earned both his Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering at UCSB.
In the weeks after the Deepwater Horizon accident, as plumes of oil rose
from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to form vast slicks on the sea
surface, Igor Mezic of the University of California, Santa Barbara,
decided to figure out a better way of predicting how that oil would