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
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.
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]