Astronomy Undergraduate Selected as Rhodes Scholar
20 November 2007
Astronomy undergraduate Sarah Miller has been selected as one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States for 2008.
The winners were chosen from 764 applicants. The scholarship selects outstanding students,
on the basis of character, academic achievement and leadership potential, to study at Oxford University for up to three years.
Previous Rhodes Scholars include Edwin Hubble and U.S. Supreme Court Justice
David Souter. Sarah is a Dean's
Scholar pursuing Honors degrees in Astronomy and Physics.
Astronomy Undergraduates Win Awards Across the University
4 May 2007
The Department of Astronomy has awarded Alexander Fry, Sarah Miller and Ross Falcon
the Karl G. Henize endowed scholarship for academic excellence, the Board of Visitors scholarship for overall performance and
the Outstanding Senior award for overall performance, respectively. Sarah Miller and Kyle Penner were awarded best oral presentation at the
College of Natural Sciences research forum, by a panel of non-astronomy faculty and industry scientists. Kyle Penner has also won
the R.W. and Kathleen Lindsey Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship from the University of Texas.
Q&A with Astronomer Shardha Jogee: Cuttting Edge Galaxy
Surveys and Education Outreach (PDF)
Insight - Newsletter of the College of Natural Sciences
The last few years have been exciting ones for Shardha Jogee, an assistant professor of astronomy and one of the
investigators on several of the largest and deepest surveys of galaxies conducted to date using NASA's Hubble
Space Telescope. Her research has demonstrated, among other things, that "barred" galaxies (like the Milky Way) have been
around for billions of years longer than was previously thought. Jogee, relying on science grants from both NASA and the
National Science Foundation, has also started an educational outreach program entitled "Building a Bridge to Texas High
School Science Teachers and Students," to entice high school students into the study of astronomy and astrophysics...
High School Education Outreach at the Houston Museum of Natural
Science in January!
27 January 2007
The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences and Department of Astronomy join forces today with the Houston
Museum of Natural Science to deliver a program for High School Students in the Houston Area. The special event is designed to
match the rich resources of the University of Texas with students looking for opportunities in Science. A portion of the program
will survey some of the most exciting areas in Astronomy, "The Search for Extrasolar Planets, Structure and Evolution of
Galaxies, Dark Matter and Dark Energy."