Department News

Mark O. Robbins Prize Introduced for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Mark O. Robbins Prize Introduced for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
The Mark O. Robbins prize will be awarded annually to two PhD students who exemplify Dr. Robbins’ legacy by recognizing their outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. A third annual award, the Robbins Future Faculty award is targeted for postdoctoral fellows. The Robbins Prize was instigated in 2020 to recognize outstandingly talented PhD students who reflect […]

Bingjie Wang Receives American Astronomical Society’s Roger Doxsey Travel Prize

Bingjie Wang Receives American Astronomical Society’s Roger Doxsey Travel Prize
Graduate student Bingjie Wang has received the Roger Doxsey Travel Prize from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in recognition of her presentation of her thesis research at the annual winter meeting of the Society. The Roger Doxsey Prize will award Wang with complimentary registration for an upcoming AAS meeting. In addition, she will receive a stipend […]

Vedant Chandra Receives American Astronomical Society’s Chambliss Student Poster Award

Vedant Chandra Receives American Astronomical Society’s Chambliss Student Poster Award
Undergraduate Vedant Chandra has received the Chambliss Student Poster Award from the American Astronomical Society for his digital iPoster on star formation in nearby dwarf galaxies using color-magnitude diagrams. Chandra conducted the research outlined in the iPoster with Dr. Mario Gennaro at the Space Telescope Science Institute. In the iPoster, Chandra demonstrated how the novel […]