News: Students


Adler Planetarium highlights student Andrea Bryant 

January 15, 2020

The Adler Planetarium interviewed graduate student, Andrea Bryant, as part of its Chicago's Black Women in STEAM blog series. Bryant spoke about what sparked her interest in astrophysics, her graduate experiences, her passion for music, and more. 

Meet physics student, Claire Baum

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.

Meet Kartik Singhal, computer science student

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.


Chemistry students win American Vacuum Society national doctoral research awards

November 25, 2019

Graduate students Becca Thompson and Ross Edel won two of the five named national awards at the 66th Annual American Vacuum Society (AVS) Meeting for their doctoral research. Becca won the Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award, while Ross won the Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship, both for their “outstanding achievement in vacuum science and technology.”

Meet Adam Antoszewski, chemistry student

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. 

UChicago chemistry student runner-up in Nature essay contest

November 5, 2019

Matthew Zajac, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at UChicago, was runner-up in Nature's Young Scientist Essay Competition. Reproduction, rethought, his essay about the desire for science to develop same-sex reproduction technology, has been published online. 

​PSD grad student collaborates with artist to create aural depictions of melting continent

October 24, 2019

Geophysical sciences graduate student Grant McDonald and artist Katie Wood developed an audio work of the sounds of Antarctic glaciers to call attention to climate change and its effects on the melting continent. 

Alternate reality game to encourage students to think critically about climate change

October 10, 2019

UChicago faculty designed an alternate reality game, Terrarium, to help students develop innovative proposals about climate change and practice the kind of rigorous inquiry at the heart of UChicago's core values.  

​Five UChicago CS Students honored as 2020 Siebel Scholars

September 25, 2019

Three UChicago CS PhD students and two students from the MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (CAPP) program were named to the 2020 class of Siebel Scholars, the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation announced. They are 5 of this year’s cohort of 93 Siebel Scholars, who are chosen from a select group of graduate schools for business, computer science, energy science and bioengineering.

​Lecture series to examine growing research on gravitational waves

September 24, 2019

Gravitational waves will be the focus of a free UChicago lecture series this fall aimed at making the physical sciences accessible to the public. The lectures will be held at 11 a.m. Saturdays from Sept. 28 to Nov. 23 in Lecture Hall 106 at the Kersten Physics Teaching Center. 

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 debate 

August 2, 2019

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