Christian Aganze awarded Beth Brown Memorial Award

Christian Aganze, a graduate student in the Cool Star Lab, was awarded the Beth Brown Memorial Award at the 2020 National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) conference in November 2020. The Beth Brown Memorial Award recognizes exceptional research presented by an undergraduate and graduate students at the NSBP meeting, and is co-organized by NSBP and the American Astronomical Association (AAS). Christian was cited for giving the Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation at the NSBP conference for his work on “Searching for Distant Ultracool Dwarfs in Deep HST/WFC3 Surveys.”

The Beth Brown Memorial award honors Dr. Beth Brown, the first African American woman to earn a PhD in 1998 from the University of Michigan’s astronomy department. She made a significant impact on the field of astronomy, as a National Academy of Science & National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, an Astrophysics Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and a visiting Assistant Professor at Howard University. She passed away unexpectedly in 2008 at the age of 39 years old.

Award recipients receive complimentary registration at a future AAS meeting (including costs of travel) to present their research, and free membership as a student member or affiliate for one year. They are also invited to present their research at Howard University and the University of Michigan, two of Dr. Beth Brown’s alma maters.

Congratulations Christian on this prestigious award!

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