Three Undergraduates Receive Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards

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The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) is an award program offering a $3000 stipend to help offset expenses related to working on an independent research, creative, or scholarly project during the academic year. This year, three undergraduates in the department received the award thanks to their outstanding research.  Below is a listing of the award recipients, the title of their research, and the faculty member that guided them to success:

  • Evan Petrosky ’21, “Evolution of Short-Period Binary Stars” with Nadia Zakamska
  • Katherine Xiang ’20, “Camera Obscura Art Installation” with David Nataf
  • Vedant Chandra ’21, “Characterizing White Dwarf Stars with Spectroscopy and Machine Learning” with Nadia Zakamska

Congratulations, Evan, Katherine, and Vedant!