MSU's Laura Chomiuk named Cottrell Scholar

Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 13:04:22-05

Laura Chomiuk, MSU assistant professor of physics, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar.

Awarded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Cottrell Scholar program recognizes early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing a $100,000 award for research efforts.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award, and excited about the expanded opportunity to involve MSU undergraduates in forefront research at the MSU Campus Observatory,” said Chomiuk, who’s with the College of Natural Science.

Chomiuk is interested in stellar evolution, stellar explosions, and the feedback effects these explosions have on star formation. She studies novae and supernovae at a range of wavelengths with a particular focus on radio observations.

"This prestigious award is a terrific honor for the department, and well-deserved national recognition of Professor Chomiuk's outstanding research program, innovative teaching practices and commitment to diversity," said Phil Duxbury, physics and astronomy department chair.