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From the newsletter: 2021 FECS April Meeting Mini Grants

By Adam A Iaizzi posted 12-21-2021 13:54


April Meeting Mini-Grants
Kevin Ludwick, Treasurer

Hey FECS members, just wanted to highlight our winners of the April Meeting Mini-Grant for 2021. Since the winners were originally announced, the list of winners who accepted the award has changed, so the corrected list is below. Once again, congratulations! Look out for an announcement of the Diversity & Inclusion Award winner soon!

For this year’s April Meeting, FECS offered mini-grants to cover the registration fee for selected applicants.  Applicants had to be FECS members, recent PhD recipients (past 5 years), and present a poster or talk at the meeting.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and candidates who can clearly demonstrate a need for funding were encouraged to apply.  Ten people were selected:  
  • Ewerton Belchior Batista das Chagas, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Angela Burger, Oklahoma State University
  • Asier Lopez-Eiguren, Tufts University
  • Sotirios Karamitsos, University of Pisa
  • Ali Kheirandish, Pennsylvania State University
  • Rohit Kumar, Panjab University
  • M.A. Muktadir, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Cody Parker, Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University
  • Richard Ruiz, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Paul Terman, Wesleyan University
Congratulations to the winners of the mini-grants!  We hope you continue to excel as early career scientists and members of FECS!

About the author

Kevin obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a two-year postdoc at the University of Virginia, he became an assistant professor at LaGrange College in 2015, and he is the Pre-Engineering Dual Degree advisor there. His research is in theoretical cosmology, pertaining to dark energy and dark matter models.