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April 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

Doctoral Student Receives DOE Science Award for Research at National Lab

Andrea Richard at the 2015 Student Research & Creative Activities Expo

Andrea Richard at the 2015 Student Research & Creative Activities Expo, where she received a first place for her poster, “Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich Nuclei In and Around the Island of Inversion.”

Andrea Richard, a doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy, received a Science Graduate Student Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to conduct research this summer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

During her three-month stay in Berkeley, CA, Richard will conduct research on the beta decay of neutron-rich magnesium, aluminum, and silicon istopes. Her project is titled “Spectroscopy of Neutron-rich Mg Isotopes in and around the Island of Inversion.”

Credit is also due to her adviser, Dr. Heather Crawford, Adjunct Professor at Ohio University, and Paul Fallon, a collaborator at at Lawrence Berkeley, for supporting her application.

“The SCGSR award is in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments and the merit of the SCGSR research proposal, and reflects Richard’s potential to advance the Ph.D. and make important contributions to the mission of the DOE Office of Science,” the DOE announcement states.

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