The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring represents the highest honor bestowed upon mentors who work to expand STEM talent
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.
Lamat Executive Director Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz awarded American Physical Society’s Nicholson Medal for Mentoring
Lamat Founder and Executive Director, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, was recognized “for innovations in mentoring, such as the Lamat Program, all of which have demonstrated how members of historically marginalized populations can thrive, lead, and advance scientific enterprise in astronomy and related fields.”
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.
Ariadna Murguía-Berthier and Melinda Soares-Furtado (pictured far left and far right) were awarded prestigious NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Ariadna Murguia-Berthier (UCSC) joins CIERA as a Hubble Fellow to study compact-object mergers using numerical relativity magneto-hydrodynamics.
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.