Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-pai and Wen-hua Chu Department Of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award

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:

  1. 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
  2. A copy of a significant refereed research publication authored or co-authored by the student.
  3. A current CV

Applications will be reviewed by the Chair and Executive Committee, who will select the Chu Award recipient.

 

CHU AWARD WINNERS

 

Sreevani Jarugula
Patrick Mullen

2021: Sreevani Jarugula and Patrick Mullen

 

Jennifer Li

2020: Jennifer Li

 

Holgado and Chu

2019: Miguel Holgado

 

Ben

2018: Benjamin Ryan

 

Dom

2017: Dominique Segura-Cox

 

2016 Mani Chandra

2016: Mani Chandra

 

2015 Rukmani

2015: Rukmani Vijayaraghavan