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Congratulations to Lupita Tovar for winning a Presentation Award at the National Diversity in STEM Conference, which was recently held by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science in Portland, Oregon. Tovar's presentation was on "The Impacts of Stellar Magnetic Activity on Exoplanet Environments". SACNAS Blog Post
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From dark matter to planet-crushing asteroids, four ways the telescope could alter our understanding of the universe. Mario Juri?, professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.Featured on Salon 
The Brinson Foundation has added the University of Washington to the limited number of host institutions for its Brinson Prize Fellowship Program, in partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). These fellowships are awarded to early career astrophysicists and cosmologists in pursuit of knowledge in observational cosmology that compliments and… Read more
Thanks to the generous support of the DiRAC Advisory Board, and the local UW Astronomy community, we are proud to introduce our Student Research Prize Winners for Summer 2023! This prize supports undergraduate research in astronomy at the University of Washington, providing students a stipend to focus on their independent research projects under the supervision of UW faculty and scientists. This year we are… Read more