News: Students


UChicago grad student joins Fermilab panel promoting diversity in science at Wakandacon

August 19, 2019


Cutting the Carbon Footprint in UChicago Labs

August 12, 2019

Student-driven changes in laboratories at UChicago, including a Shut the Sash program, yield energy and cost savings.

CS alumna uses technology as a ‘powerful tool’ to tackle inequality

August 2, 2019

Computer science BX/MS alumna Devshi Mehrotra has utilized her technical background to tackle issues ranging from criminal justice reform to income inequality. She led compileHer, a group dedicated to computer science education for young girls, particularly those of color.

New exoplanet is smallest to be precisely measured

August 2, 2019

Assoc Prof. Frabrycky's research group noticed a star's irregular dimming pattern, leading to the discovery and precise measurement of a new exoplanet's mass. 

Prof. Freedman contributes to the universe expansion debateĀ 

August 2, 2019

Prof. Wendy Freedman discusses the possibility of systematic errors in Hubble constant calculations with Science News.

PhD student Adina Feinstein co-authors paper on the discovery of three new exoplanets

August 2, 2019

Feinstein and her colleagues have discovered one exoplanet slightly larger than Earth and two exoplanets of a type not typically found in our solar system. 

PhD student helps collect over 7,500 images to challenge image recognition technology

July 25, 2019

Computer Science graduate student Steven Basart recently published a data set that can improve the accuracy of AI model image recognition technology.  

Chemistry PhD Student honored as recipient of 2019 Wayne C. Booth Prize

June 4, 2019

Gregory Rassolov, who is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry, is among four graduate students recognized for exceptional teaching of undergraduates. He was nominated for the Booth Prize by faculty and students for his ability to demystify the subject material and make it less intimidating. 

Three third-year students awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

May 16, 2019

Third-year undergraduate students, Keir Adams, Nikhil Pandit and Maritha Wang, have received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Meet James Callahan

May 9, 2019

James Callahan’s hometown is Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a B.A. in chemistry and physics at Harvard University and then taught high school physics for two years on the North Shore of Boston. Most recently, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at Harvard. He’s now in his second year of pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in chemistry.

Meet Emily Smith

May 9, 2019

Emily Smith was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and earned a B.S. in physics and computer science. She’s currently in her second year of pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Chicago.

Meet Sarah Brown

May 7, 2019

Sarah Brown was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, she completed a B.Sc. in Honours Physics & Chemistry at McGill University. She’s currently a fourth-year student in the Department of Chemistry’s Ph.D. program. We interviewed her via email about her experiences at UChicago.

Meet Tae Kim

April 30, 2019

Tae Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the U.S. in 10th grade. Prior to attending the University of Chicago, she studied math and economics at Cornell and worked at an insurance company in Seoul. She is now in her fourth year at UChicago, pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics. We interviewed her via email about her experiences at UChicago.

UChicago graduate student uses Alaskan seashells to track climate change

April 29, 2019

Graduate student Caitlin Meadows analyzed 14,000 shells from the Arctic seafloor, which reflect a shift in the ecosystem from arctic to sub-arctic within the last few decades.

2019 Student Fellowship Winners

April 26, 2019