2020 News

#AwesomeAlum: Laura Vega
Laura (Class of 2013) is a Fisk-Vanderbilt PhD Candidate in Astrophysics as well as an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Dr. Marcelo Marucho Develops Open-Access Software for Cytoskeleton Research
The software focuses on fundamental research of how a single neuron performs important biological functions depending on the polyelectrolyte properties of cytoskeleton filaments.
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Gamification Methods Applied in the Courses of Dr. Lorenzo Brancaleon
Dr. Brancaleon was selected as the Department Faculty Champion to help identify where learners were succeeding, struggling, and how to address needs and provide improvements.
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Zooming in on Interplanetary Shocks
Graduate student Michael Starkey used Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) data to analyze interstellar pickup ions.
» Physics Today

The Microscope that Helped Build a Research Powerhouse
This period of expansion began in 2010 with a $1.2 million gift from the Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation for a JEOL-brand aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope, model JEM-ARM200F, nicknamed Helenita after Helen Kleberg.
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Physics Senior Aldo Sepulveda is One of Five Roadrunner Scholars Honored with NSF Fellowships
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 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 U.S. institutions.
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Congratulations to Doctoral Student Emil Peñafiel for his Chateaubriand Fellowship
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

Physicist Alumna Dr. Kelly Nash Excels in Career, Wants to Inspire Young Black Women
Dr. Nash works with undergraduate students and conducts research to discover how nanomaterials interact with cell and molecular biology.
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