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Celebrating this Year's Milestones Celebrating this Year's Milestones

Michigan State’s astronomy group is delighted to share that we have three graduate students who will defend their PhD and one postdoctoral researcher who received a prized fellowship this year. We are thankful that these astronomers make our department a vibrant place with their scientific endeavors.

The Astronomy Group Welcomes Three Graduate Students The Astronomy Group Welcomes Three Graduate Students

The MSU Astronomy group was honored to have three new graduate students this past Fall: Jack Schulte, Sona Chitchyan, and Sierra Casten. We talk about their journeys to astrophysics and plans for graduate school at MSU.

Undergraduate Jessie Miller Wins Thomas Osgood Outstanding Senior Award Undergraduate Jessie Miller Wins Thomas Osgood Outstanding Senior Award

Jessie Miller is a recent graduate of Michigan State’s Astronomy program and received the Thomas Osgood Outstanding Senior Award this past spring semester. Her research involves multiwavelength observations of neutron stars and finding unique radiation signatures in black holes. 

Four Astronomy Undergraduates Receive Lawrence W. Hantel Endowed Fellowship Four Astronomy Undergraduates Receive Lawrence W. Hantel Endowed Fellowship

MSU astronomy undergraduates Wasundara Athukoralalage, Lauren McDermott, Miranda Pikus, and Jennifer Rodriguez, were all awarded the Lawrence W. Hantel Endowed Fellowship in recognition of their participation in long-term research programs at MSU.

PhD Candidate Carl Fields Receives Popular and Academic Recognition PhD Candidate Carl Fields Receives Popular and Academic Recognition

MSU Astrophysics PhD Candidate Carl Fields has received both academic and popular recognition for his research, including the Price Prize from the Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, the RPF Distinguish Postdoctoral Fellowship from Los Alamos National Lab, and being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Science list.