ASNY Prizes

Graduate Student Prize

​This is awarded each year for the best research paper on some aspect of research in astronomy submitted to the Prize Committee. The submitted materials are quite often derived from the dissertation of the student, but they can be from any original research. In the case of work done in collaboration with a faculty member, that faculty member should write a letter to the Committee in which their participation and that of the student are clearly detailed.The Prize winner receives a check for $500 when the Prize lecture is delivered.

Undergraduate Student Prize

This is awarded each year for the best research paper on some aspect of research in astronomy submitted to the Prize Committee. The materials submitted can be from any original research done by the student. In the case of work done in collaboration with a faculty member, that faculty member should write a letter to the committee in which their participation and that of the student are clearly detailed. The student’s faculty advisor should write a letter in support of the project to the Prize Committee. The Prize winner receives a check for $500 when the Prize lecture is delivered.

For information regarding the ASNY student prizes please contact the Chair of the Student Prize Committee: Joshua Thomas (EMAIL).

Congratulations to Our 2019 Student Prize Winners!

2019 Graduate Student Prize Winner: Kevin Cooke, RIT (recommended by Jeyhan Kartaltepe), for the paper "Stellar Mass Growth of Brightest Cluster Galaxy Progenitors in COSMOS Since z ∼ 3"

2019 Undergraduate Student Prize Winner: Jay Chittidi, Vassar College (recommended by Colette Salyk), for the paper "The (De)Exciting Spectroscopic Hunt for CI Tau-b"

Previous Prize Winners

Graduate Prize

  • 2019 - Kevin Cooke, RIT

  • 2018 - Kassandra Anderson, Cornell

  • 2018 - Eileen Gonzales, CUNY

  • 2017 - Sarah Pearson, Columbia

  • 2016 - Susan Clark, Columbia

  • 2015 - Mathew Madhavacheril, Stony Brook

  • 2014 - Kyoung Hee Kim, Rochester

  • 2013 - Mark Pecaut, Rochester

  • 2012 - Jim Fuller, Cornell

  • 2011 - Barbara Rojas-Ayala, Cornell

  • 2010 - Jackie Faherty, Stony Brook/AMNH

  • 2009 - Young Sam Yu, RIT

  • 2008 - Zach Medin, Cornell

  • 2008 - Stephanie Tonnesen, Columbia

  • 2007 - Jeffrey Oishi, AMNH

  • 2006 - Yangling Wu, Cornell

  • 2005 - Gail Schaefer, Stony Brook

  • 2004 - Robert Gutermuth, Rochester

  • 2003 - Jingqiang Li, RIT

  • 2002 -Jerry Francischelli, Stony Brook

  • 2001 - Erika Gibb, RPI

  • 2000 - Hsiao-Wen Chen, Stony Brook

  • 1999 - Lynn Matthews, Stony Brook

  • 1998 - Jenifer Goetz, Rochester

  • 1997 - Colin Roald, Rochester

  • 1996 - Shobita Satyapal, Rochester

  • 1995 - Denise Smith, Cornell

  • 1994 - Michael Egan, RPI

  • 1993 - Jayaram Chengalur, Cornell

  • 1992 - Tod Strohmayer, Rochester

  • 1991 - Lars Bildstein, Cornell

  • 1991 - Frederick Rasio, Cornell

  • 1990 - Thomas Herbst, Cornell

  • 1990 - Quingde Wang, Columbia

  • 1989 - K. Chen, Columbia

  • 1988 - T. T. Hamilton, Columbia

  • 1986 - C. E. Woodward, Rochester

  • 1985 - J.-P. Caillault, Columbia

  • 1984 - Patrick McDermott, Rochester

  • 1982 - Rida Farouki, Cornell

  • 1981 - Marc Lacasse, Rochester

  • 1979 - Paul Schinder, Cornell

  • 1978 - F. Wesemael, Rochester

  • 1977 - Robert Hohlfeld, Cornell

  • 1976 - Alan Marchant, Cornell

Undergraduate Prize

  • 2019 - Jay Chittidi, Vassar

  • 2017 - Briley Lewis, AMNH

  • 2016 - Wenrui Xu, Cornell

  • 2013 - Sam Gordon, Columbia

  • 2012 - Erin O'Malley, Siena

  • 2011 - Sean Quinn, RIT

  • 2010 - Matthew Vuolo, Hofstra

  • 2009 - Tom Perry, Union

  • 2007 - Nathaniel Hawes, Union

  • 2006 - Grant Tremblay, Rochester

  • 2005 - Kevin Flaherty, Rochester

  • 2003 - Jeyhan Kartaltepe, Colgate

  • 2000 - Matthew Barczys, Rochester

  • 1999 - Paul Wiggins, Cornell

  • 1998 - David Kaplan, Cornell

  • 1993 - Leah Buchholz, Rochester

  • 1991 - Jennifer Christensen, Colgate

Undergraduate Prize (Dudley Obs.)

  • 1994 - Jean Chair, RPI

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