Congratulations Class of 2022!

Lucas Bloom

...is graduating with a degree in Physics and degree in Astronomy. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Dean's List

He will heading to graduate school in physics at the University of Alabama.

Daniel Bordwin

... is graduating with a degree in Physics with a double major in Astronomy.

He will be a Technical Solutions Engineer at Epic Systems in Wisconsin; plans on Master's in Mechanical Engineering.

Dominic Colarusso

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with a double major in Physics. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Bardassis Scholarship
  • Jeffrey and Lily Chen CMNS Scholarship
  • Dean's List
  • citation for College Park Scholars Science, Discovery, & the Universe

He will be pursue a six-month mission to Ecuador, followed by one-year master's in Education at UMD before teaching high school physics.

Scott Davis

... is graduating with a degree in Physics with a double major in Astronomy. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Bardassis Scholarship

He will be teaching at the Naval Nuclear Power School.

Daniel Fernandez

... is graduating with a degree in Physics and degree in Astronomy. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Bardassis Scholarship
  • Ralph Myers & Friends of Physics Award for Teaching Assistant (2nd place)

He will be attending graduate school in Space Science at the University of Alabama - Huntsville.

Kate Futrowsky

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with High Honors and degree in Physics. She received the following awards and honors:

  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Dean's List

This summer, she will have a science policy internship with the Society of Physics Students on Capitol Hill and in the fall, graduate school in Physics at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Anthony Giuffre

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy.

Ky Huynh

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with High Honors with a double major in Physics.

He will be a Science Support Analyst at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Emma Kleiner

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with a double major in Physics and a minor in Public Leadership. She received the following awards and honors:

  • Dean's List

She will continue research for "For All Moonkind" for international space law and will continue to work with Dr. Antara Basu-Zych at Goddard.

Gavin Kohn

... is graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and degree in Astronomy. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Citation for College Park Scholars Environment, Technology, and Economy

Yoav Rotman

... is graduating with a degree in Physics and a degree in Astronomy with High Honors, cum laude. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Bardassis Scholarship (2019)
  • Dean's List

He will attend graduate school in Astrophysics at Arizona State University.

Megan Springer

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with a minor in Computer Science.

She will be participating in the Disney College Program and finishing up her concurrent enrollment at the online school Animation Mentor.

Daniel Stapleton

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with High Honors and a double major in Physics. He received the following awards and honors:

  • Dean's List

He will be a Science Support Analyst at Space Telescope Science Institute.

Darya Stenko

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy.

She is looking for a research position in astronomy, hopefully relating to dark matter or dark energy.

Kathryn Sturge

... is graduating with a degree in Physics and degree in Astronomy.

Connor Vaught

... is graduating with a degree in Physics with a double major in Astronomy.

Lucy Wilkerson

... is graduating with a degree in Physics and a degree in Astronomy with Honors. They received the following awards and honors:

  • President's Scholarship
  • Gemstones Best Poster Award
  • Dean's List

They will be volunteering with FrancisCorps in Syracuse, NY, next year.

Angela Wroblewski

... is graduating with a degree in Astronomy with a minor in Planetary Science and a degree in Physics.

Recent PhDs!

Ginny Cunningham

"Broadband Observations of Gamma-ray Bursts and Fast Radio Bursts: Energetics, Afterglows, and Physical Origins."
She received the following awards and honors:

  • Outstanding Graduate TA (2016)

She is currently working as a data scientist at Leidos.

Sara Frederick

"From Tantrums to Transformations: AGN Transients Discovered with ZTF."

Laura Lenkic

"Gas and Star Formation at the Peak of Cosmic Star Forming Activity."
She received the following awards and honors:

  • Gregor and Donat Wentzel Scholarship (2016)

She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the SOFIA Science Center.

Rebecca Levy

"Investigating Star Formation Feedback through Gas Kinematics in Nearby Galaxies."
She received the following awards and honors:

  • 2021 IAU PhD Prize Honorable Mention in Div. H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe
  • 2020 Andrew S. Wilson Prize for Excellence in Research
  • 2020 Philip E. Angerhofer Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • 2020 Prize for Excellence in Mentoring
  • 2018 - 2019 University of Maryland Graduate School Outstanding Research Assistant Award
  • 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention

She is currently a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arizona.

Robyn Smith

"Case Studies in AGN Feedback."