Lisa Shepard wins the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award

Congratulations to graduate student Lisa Shepard for winning the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award. This prestigious award is given to recognize exemplary research by students who present at meetings of the American Astronomical Society. Awardees are honored with an engraved gold-plated brass Chambliss medal. Lisa was one of six graduate student medalists (out of 125 entrants) awarded this honor at the 235th AAS meeting.

Earlier this year, Lisa was also selected to become a 2020 AAS Astronomy Ambassador. The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program provides early-career astronomers with resources and techniques for effective outreach. Lisa has been very active in community engagement by serving as outreach coordinator for Laws Observatory and participating in outreach with the Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Association.