Anika Cho

Anika Cho

University of Alabama

University College Cork (UCC)

Engineering

Anika Cho, of Beaverton, Oregon, is a senior at the University of Alabama studying Electrical Engineering and Physics. She is interested in developing acoustic methods and technologies that will advance ocean exploration. Anika is the recipient of the 2022 NOAA Hollings Scholarship, through which she worked with NOAA Ocean Exploration on deep-sea research using acoustic data to conduct an ecological study of a submarine canyon. With a National Science Foundation REU, Anika spent two summers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, building low-cost instruments to measure the physical properties of seawater and the seafloor, and presented her findings at the 2023 ASLO International Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She also conducts research at the University of Alabama, developing a compact acoustic modem that can wirelessly send and receive data encoded in underwater acoustic signals. Anika is Vice President of the Amateur Radio Club and volunteered as an event captain to organize a regional Science Olympiad hosted by the University of Alabama. In her free time, Anika plays first violin in her community orchestra, is a PADI certified scuba diver, and is a MATE ROV underwater robotics team mentor. Anika will study Electrical & Electronic Engineering and University College Cork.