Lamat Mentor and UCSC Grad Student Rosa Wallace Everson Celebrated for her Science & DEIB Work

The University of California Regents highlighted Rosa Wallace Everson for her science and mentoring in their latest post for Hispanic Heritage Month. Rosa is a Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Fellow in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus on high-energy astrophysics and fluid dynamics, specifically in binaries undergoing common envelope evolution. Rosa is also a mentor and advisory board member of the Lamat Institute, a program founded by celebrated astrophysicist and UC Santa Cruz professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz to support students from nontraditional backgrounds, historically marginalized communities, and community colleges seeking research opportunities on their path toward graduate school in STEM.

Lamat Alumnus Miguel Montalvo is an AAS Chambliss Student Award Winner!

Miguel Montalvo (Lamat 2020) was one of the 11 undergraduate students receiving a Chambliss Award for his outstanding poster presentation at the 241st American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, January 2023. Two other Lamat Alumnae Rewa Clark Bush (Lamat 2021 & 2022) and Jay Baptista (Lamat 2022) were among 34 students who received honorable mentions for their poster presentations, out of the hundreds of student presenters.

SACNAS Selects Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz as a 2021 Distinguished Awardee for Excellence in Science and Mentoring

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 SACNAS Distinguished Awards. This year’s two awardees, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Maria C. Tamargo, have exemplified the SACNAS mission by showing unparalleled dedication to excellence in science, mentoring, and teaching.

Two Lamat Alum, Alejandro Vigna-Gomez & David Aguilera-Dena explain the origin of unusually heavy neutron star binaries

In a new aricle published October 8 in Astrophysical Journal Letters, two Lamat Alum Alejandro Vigna-Gomez, an astrophysicist at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute and David Aguilera-Dena at the University collaborated with Lamat Executive Director Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, UC Santa Cruz and other colleaguges to explain the origin of unusually heavy neutron star binaries.

Lamat Program: Shooting for the stars

Some of the brightest minds in astrophysics are like undiscovered exoplanets. They are out there, but no one knows about them just yet. For some of these students, no one in their family has ever gone to college, let alone measured the masses of neutron stars. Fates and circumstances haven’t aligned with their talents.

Original story from UC Santa Cruz Magazine.