MSU Astronomy boasts ties to three recent recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP): two current PhD students, Brandon Barker and Teresa Panurach, and one former post-baccalaureate researcher, Megan Davis. We interviewed Panurach, Davis, and Barker about what the NSF GRFP means to them.
PhD Candidate Kristen Dage has been awarded the McGill Space Institute (MSI) Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship supports 2-3 years as a postdoctoral researcher at MSI.
Six MSU astrophysicists are part of an NSF-funded, multi-institution effort to develop SCIMMA, a Scalable Cyberinfrastructure Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics.
MSU astronomy welcomes new faculty Wolfgang Kerzendorf (jointly appointed with Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering) and Seth Jacobson (appointed in Earth & Environmental Sciences).
Physics and Astronomy Professor Megan Donahue was one of the ten faculty members across campus to be named as University Distinguished Professors at the June 21 Board of Trustees meeting.