A plethora of graduate students and alumni from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to astronomy and have earned an array of awards and fellowships.
- Ashley Chontos (Exoplanets, Henry Norris Russell Fellow, Princeton University, UH Student Excellence in Research Award at the doctoral level)
- Michael Tucker (Department of Energy Fellowship, Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics Fellow, Ohio State University)
- Ryan Dungee (Astronomical Instrumentation, Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto)
- Zach Claytor (postdoctoral researcher, University of Florida)
Graduate student awards
- Suchitra Narayanan (Sulfur chemistry in planet-forming regions, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program award)
- Rena Lee (Graduate Research Fellowship Program award)
- Jason Hinkle (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Fellow)
- Miles Lucas (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Fellow)
- Z. J. Zhang (Extrasolar planets, Sagan Fellow through NASA’s Hubble Fellowship Program, University of California Santa Cruz)
- Joel Ong (Asteroseismology, 2022 NASA Hubble Fellow, UH)
This work is an example of UH Mānoa’s goal of Enhancing Student Success (PDF) and Excellence in Research: Advancing the Research and Creative Work Enterprise (PDF), two of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan (PDF), updated in December 2020.