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UO Physics Senior, Charity Woodrum, is Recipient of 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

“This is the NSF’s most prestigious student award and we are enormously proud to see so many of our young scientists on this year’s list of recipients,” said David Conover, vice president for research and innovation. “It’s a tremendous accomplishment that emphasizes the high caliber of our students and their potential to become the next generation of the nation’s leading scientists.”

Considering the paths many past recipients of graduate research fellowships have taken in their careers, Woodrum is in good company. The list of alumni includes NASA scientist Amy Mainzer, Nobel laureate in physics Steven Chu and Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Woodrum will be working with a team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the scientific successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the premier space observatory of the next decade. She will be studying some of the first galaxies in the universe to determine how they form and evolve through cosmic time


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