ABOUT THE AWARD
This award has been founded by Professor Emeritus and former Department of Astronomy Chair You-Hua Chu, and is named in honor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu. Mr. and Mrs. Chu have always emphasized education and encouraged their children to achieve high goals and excellence, all four of whom obtained graduate degrees in the United States. This Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award has been established to honor Mr. and Mrs. Chu's wish to encourage young scientists to achieve excellence in research.
Recipients shall apply in writing for the Chu Award, including:
- A one-page application, of which
- the first half will be the student's statement of the importance of the publication for their research program, and
- the second half will be a faculty endorsement
- A copy of a significant refereed research publication authored or co-authored by the student.
- A current CV
Applications will be reviewed by the Chair and Executive Committee, who will select the Chu Award recipient.
CHU AWARD WINNERS
2021: Sreevani Jarugula and Patrick Mullen
2020: Jennifer Li
2019: Miguel Holgado
2018: Benjamin Ryan
2017: Dominique Segura-Cox
2016: Mani Chandra
2015: Rukmani Vijayaraghavan