Awards and Honors


  • Ting Li has become the first graduate student to be awarded DES Builder status in recognition of her contributions to the Dark Energy Survey. Li will now be listed as an author on all DES papers!


  • Congratulations to Nick Mondrick on recieving the Goldwater Scholarship, among the highest honors for science undergraduates!


  • Congratulations to Emily Boster on receiving the prestigious 2012 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award! See the flyer below for more information.


  • Emily Martin, Tyler Behm, and Steven Villaneuva were awarded travel funds from Honors Undergraduate Research to attend the International Society of Optical Engineering Conference this summer in Amsterdam.

  • Emily Martin was named an Undergraduate Research Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude.


  • Dr. Jennifer Marshall was selected as a recipient of the Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Mentoring. This award program, sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), recognizes the research and mentoring efforts of women on the Texas A&M campus.

  • Emily Martin received the Marianne ‘76 and Robert ‘77 Hamm Scholarship in Physics for 2011-2012.

  • Tyler Behm published an article, International Astronomy Initiative: The Dark Energy Camera in Explorations, Texas A&M University’s journal for Undergraduate Research.


  • Tyler Behm was honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.