At this month’s meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Eryn Cangi was awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award. This honor is given to recognize exemplary research by students who present at one of the poster sessions at the meetings of the AAS. More than 200 students entered this year’s competition and about 60% were undergraduates like Eryn. There were approximately 200 judges. This was the 227th meeting of the AAS, held in Kissimmee, Florida. Read the AAS Press Release about the Chambliss Awards.
In the summer of 2015, Eryn participated in CIERA’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program, where she worked with Northwestern’s Daniel Abrams, who served as her research mentor. Read more about CIERA’s REU program and visit Eryn’s web site for more information about her project.