CEHW students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and honorable mention
First year graduate student Mariah MacDonald was selected as a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Mariah’s current research focuses on the formation and dynamics of super-Earths, and she recently led a paper on the Kepler-80 system. Her outreach and teaching include mentoring undergraduates, teaching and tutoring math and physics, and engaging K-12 students in discussions and activities about science careers.
Second year graduate student Jonathan Jackson received a 2017 National Science Foundation Honorable Mention. Jonathan’s current research focuses on the origin of warm Jupiters. His outreach and teaching include engaging the public at AstroFest, teaching introductory astronomy labs, and organizing and leading discussions on improving equity and inclusion through Toward a More Inclusive Astronomy (TaMIA).