March 23, 2020
PSD’s April spotlight is Natalie Lund, Director of Communications for the Physical Sciences Division. Natalie has been with UChicago for eighteen months and is a young adult fiction author with Penguin Randomhouse.
March 4, 2020
Amy Tang was born in Shenyang, China, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She was an undergraduate physics student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. We interviewed her about her experiences below.
February 25, 2020
PSD’s March spotlight is Lori Smedley, Associate Dean for Development. Lori has been with UChicago for six years and enjoys volunteer work and supporting sciences at a university that is impacting the world.
February 12, 2020
Hy Truong Son was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has a BSc in computer science from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. He is now in his fourth year of pursuing a PhD in computer science at the University of Chicago and is researching machine learning applications and chemical problems.
February 12, 2020
Solomon Quinn is from New York City. He holds a BS in mathematics and physics from the University of Richmond and is in his second year of pursuing a PhD in computational and applied mathematics (CAM) at the University of Chicago.
February 3, 2020
Meg Panetta is from Atlanta, Georgia. She studied physics and astrophysics at Harvard University before obtaining a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University. She is now in her second year of pursuing a PhD in physics.
January 15, 2020
PSD’s February spotlight is Stu Kurtz, George and Elizabeth Yovovich Professor in the Department of Computer Science. Stu has been with UChicago for 38 years and is inspired by the opportunity to positively impact his discipline and the lives of people around him.
January 15, 2020
Claire Baum is from Mount Prospect, Illinois. She holds a BS in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s currently in her third year of pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Chicago.
January 6, 2020
Kartik Singhal was born and raised in Ghaziabad, India. He holds a bachelor of technology in computer science and engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut and a master of science in computer science from Brown University. He also worked as a software engineer at Oracle India. He is now in his third year of pursuing a doctorate in computer science at the University of Chicago.
November 22, 2019
Adam Antoszewski was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a BS in both physics and chemistry from the University of Virginia. He’s now in his third year of pursuing a PhD in chemistry at the University of Chicago.
November 19, 2019
PSD’s December spotlight is Mitzi Nakatsuka, who works as a web developer in the Department of Statistics. She has been at the University for 42 years and hails from the south side of Chicago.
September 19, 2019
Shirley has been a member of the PSD for 26 years and is originally from Natchez, MS. She truly enjoys being able to apply problem-solving skills in her role of Associate Dean of Students.
August 22, 2019
Ellen works as the business administrator in the Flash Center for Computational Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics. She was born in Evanston and raised in Edgewater and Wilmette, IL. She has been a member of the PSD community for six and a half years.
June 24, 2019
Our final spotlight of the academic year is Sandra Quarles, Project Assistant in the Department of Computer Science. Sandra hails from Chicago and has worked at the University for 29 years. She has been nominated for exemplifying the PSD core value of holding ourselves accountable and honoring commitments.
May 23, 2019
Jonathan Rodriguez is June 2019's PSD spotlight for exemplifying the core value of holding ourselves accountable and honoring commitments.