News: Students

2019

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.


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.