BDNYC Members Announce Grad School Decisions

The BDNYC team is delighted to share the graduate school decisions of three of our members: Elena Litvinova Mitra, Jose I. Adorno, and Austin Rothermich.

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Two BDNYC Alumni Awarded NSF GRFP Fellowships

The BDNYC group is excited to congratulate two alumni members on their National Science Fellowship (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards! Victoria DiTomasso and Allison (Allie) McCarthy have both won NSF GRFP fellowships for the 2021 award year.

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BDNYC at AAS 231


Last January, the group BDNYC was at the meeting AAS 231 presenting amazing projects.
Some news: Eileen Gonzales (graduate student) won the Graduate Student Honorable Mentions in the AAS 231 Chambliss Astronomy Student Achievement Awards competition for her poster! Congratulations Eileen! Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi (Kalbfleisch Postdoctoral Fellow), Ellie Schwab (Helen Fellow, AMNH) and Jackie Faherty (AMNH) presented for the first time in AAS an iPoster. Emily Rice (CSI, AMNH) had a successful Startorialist BOOTHtique with awesome stellar goodies!

Click more to see the posters from the group.

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BDNYC at AAS 229


It's time for the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society! A number of BDNYC members are there to present talks and posters so be sure to check them out! In this post, we list the times and dates. We'll be updating this with links to the posters as well once the conference is over.

In addition to presentations, our own Kelle Cruz is running for AAS Council. You can find her statement here.

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BDNYC Summer 2016

Summer is always a special time for BDNYC because it's when we have the most time to dedicate to research and spending time with each other! This summer, the group has students from Hunter College, the College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center, Columbia, and Barnard. I'm also proud to say that the SDSS Faculty and Student Teams (FAST) initiative is now supporting our students in addition to AstroComNYC and our NASA and NSF grants. Things are busy, but we took a second at the end of group meeting yesterday to take a picture:

Group Photo Summer 2016



Maybe previous, but never former - once #BDNYC, always #BDNYC!” - Emily Rice

Written By: Stephanie Douglas

The BDNYC group has been around for a while now, and now some of the older members are in positions to provide new opportunities for the current undergrad crowd. Alejandro Núñez and I both joined BDNYC as undergrads: he as a Hunter College student, I as an NSF-funded REU student at the American Museum of Natural History. Then we both chose to do our graduate work at Columbia University - and with the same advisor, Marcel Agüeros. Our group studies rotation and activity in open cluster stars, and we typically receive 10-14 days of time per year on the 2.4m Hiltner telescope at MDM Observatory to take spectra of stars and study their H-alpha emission. This winter, Alejandro and I offered to take along any BDNYC undergrads who were interested in some hands-on observing experience.

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