Graduate student Hsiang-Chih Hwang has been named the 2018 Gardner Fellow. The Gardner fellowship and award will allow Hwang to focus on his research with Prof. Nadia Zakamska on variability of young starts in the Milky Way and with Prof. Tim Heckman on chemical evolution of galaxies. Hwang is the tenth Gardner Fellow. The fellowship was founded by William Gardner (Ph.D., ’68), who received his Ph.D. in physics under Prof. Warren Moos and had a successful career in fiber optics and telecommunications at Bell Laboratories. Gardner now generously provides support for one of the department’s highest priorities-enabling graduate students to dive into research from the start.