Student Awards

More than twenty students entered for the student presentation competition, including several undergraduate students who had done summer research as part of NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs.  The posters were all high quality, so it was challenging to select a few based on significance of results, presentation and poster quality, and knowledge in the field.  The four students who received the poster awards are:

  • Georgios Chintzoglou, George Mason University, Virginia
  • Chris Lowder, Montana State University - Bozeman
  • Takayoshi Oba, SOKENDAI, Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies, Japan
  • Kaitlin Evans (undergraduate), Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, Massachusetts

We also recognized eight students who gave oral presentations:

  • Shane Alpert, Rice University, Texas
  • Sean Brannon, Montana State University - Bozeman
  • Feng Chen, Max Plank Institute, Germany
  • Christina Kay, Boston University, Massachusetts
  • Chad Madsen, Boston University and Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
  • Ryan McGranaghan, University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Ailsa Prise, University College London, UK
  • Lois Sarno-Smith, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor