Fall graduate reception and awards ceremony

Students at the reception

[images from reception]

An informal reception for new Physics and Astronomy graduate students, along with an awards ceremonies, were held on the afternoon of 11 Sept. 2014 in the Physics and Astronomy building atrium.

While a large gathering enjoyed snacks and beverages, department Chair Shantanu Basu asked all new graduate students to briefly introduce themselves to everyone.

Wehlau award winner Neil Bhatt (right)

Neil Bhatt (right)

Sivayini Kandeepan (left) receives Jackson award from Graduate Chair Silvia Mittler (right)

Sivayini Kandeepan (left)

Science Olympics 2014

Kieffer Davieau (right)

Later, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Silvia Mittler, presented three awards. The awards were as follows:

The W. H. WEHLAU AWARD
2104 Recipient:   Neil Bhatt
MSc Student in Astronomy, working with Dr. Jan Cami

The LILLIAN MARGARET AND WALTER DAVID JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP IN PHYSICS

2014 Recipient: Sivayini Kandeepan
MSc Student in Physics working with Dr. Silvia Mittler

2015 Recipient: Kieffer Davieau
MSc Student in Physics working with Dr. Jeff Carson and Dr. Mahi Singh