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2006

Department of Astronomy Award Winners: Kyle Penner, Chad Gardner, Justin Lowrey and Douglas Steimle

2 May 2006

The Undergraduate Studies Executive Committee has announced the winners of four Department of Astronomy Awards. The Karl G. Henize endowed scholarship, for excellent academic performance, goes to Kyle Penner. For excellent overall performance, the Board of Visitors (BoV) scholarship is awarded to Chad Gardner. The Outstanding Senior Award, recognizing outstanding overall performance, is awarded to Justin Lowrey. The Astronomy Freshman Prize for Excellence is awarded to Douglas Steimle.


Astronomy Undergrads Use Research Opportunities

research opportunities

13 April 2006

Four Astronomy Undergraduates recently presented research at the College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum 2006. Liz Hill-Aiello, Ashley Davis, Ross Falcon and Kyle Penner found opportunities with Astronomy Department researchers studying black holes, galaxy mergers and the local interstellar medium. Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore the opportunites and funding still available.

Other Awards & Events

Astronomy Undergraduates present their research at the College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum, 2006.

research forum 2006

Event gallery

Left to right: Liz Hill-Aiello (Awakening the Central Black Hole in Galaxies) Ashley Davis (The Biggest Black Holes in the Universe), Ross Falcon (Through the Thick and Thin: Density Measurements of the Local Interstellar Medium) and Kyle Penner (Characterizing Mergers of Galaxies at Early Cosmic Epochs). [click to enlarge]