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CIERA REU Panel Discussion Explores Careers in Astrophysics

Continuing an annual tradition, the CIERA Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program hosted a live, online career panel August 6, 2018 for our summer undergraduate researchers, organized by Aaron Geller. The panelists showcase the wide range of career paths possible for individuals holding astro/physics PhDs.


  • Paulo Acioli : Northeastern Illinois University
  • Brian Nord: Fermilab and U. of Chicago
  • Laura Trouille: Adler Planetarium and  Zooniverse

Aaron Geller is director of the Northwestern CIERA REU program and an astronomer jointly appointed at Northwestern and the Adler Planetarium. Geller develops astronomy visualizations and researches star clusters and stellar evolution.

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