Two OSC Students Receive NSF GRFP

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Congratulations go to Adriana Mitchell and Maggie Kautz on receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Congratulations to both Adriana and Maggie!

    Adriana's plans for the fellowship: "I will be using the fellowship to fund my studies at MIT to pursue a dual M.S./Ph.D. in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering. The title of the proposal was "Developing Low-Cost Sensors for Mapping Water in the Solar System." At MIT I hope to design aerospace engineering applications to solve planetary science questions."

    Maggie's plans for the fellowship: "I will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. My project is called "Linear Dark Field Control with a vAPP Coronagraph." Coronagraphs use deformable mirrors (DM) and wavefront sensors to improve their image. The main objective of my research is to perform an on-sky test (using an actual star as a source) of the Linear Dark Field Control (LDFC) wavefront control."