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ASNY annually awards Prizes for the best papers from graduate and undergraduate students at our member institutions. See our list of previous winners below.

Congratulations to our 2013 winners!
Graduate student prize winner: Mark Pecaut, University of Rochester (recommended by Eric Mamajek) for the paper "A Revised Age for Upper Scorpius and the Star Formation History Among the F-type Members of the Scorpius-Centaurus OB Associations"
Undergraduate student prize winner: Sam Gordon, Columbia University (recommended by Jules Halpern) for the paper "Optical Spectroscopy of a Radio-Variable Planetary Nebula"

Graduate Student Prize

This is awarded each year for the best research paper on some aspect of research in astronomy submitted to the Prize Committee. The submitted materials are quite often derived from the dissertation of the student, but they can be from any original research. In the case of work done in collaboration with a faculty member, that faculty member should write a letter to the Committee in which their participation and that of the student are clearly detailed.The Prize winner receives a check for $500 when the Prize lecture is delivered.

Undergraduate Student Prize

This is awarded each year for the best research paper on some aspect of research in astronomy submitted to the Prize Committee. The materials submitted can be from any original research done by the student. In the case of work done in collaboration with a faculty member, that faculty member should write a letter to the committee in which their participation and that of the student are clearly detailed. The student’s faculty advisor should write a letter in support of the project to the Prize Committee. The Prize winner receives a check for $500 when the Prize lecture is delivered.

Submission Instructions

To submit an entry please send email with attachments (preferred) or if by surface mail, three paper copies, to the address below. The deadline is typically in late April or early May. In 2014 the submissions must be emailed by May 1. The announcement of the Prize winner will be made at the spring meeting of ASNY.

ASNY Prize Committee Chair
Joel Kastner
jhk@cis.rit.edu

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Previous Winners

Graduate Student Prize
2013 Mark Pecaut Rochester
2012 Jim Fuller Cornell University
2011 Barbara Rojas-Ayala Cornell University
2010 Jackie Faherty Stony Brook/AMNH
2009 Young Sam Yu RIT
2008 Zach Medin Cornell
  Stephanie Tonnesen Columbia
2007 Jeffrey Oishi AMNH
2006 Yangling Wu Cornell
2005 Gail Schaefer SUNY SB
2004 Robert Gutermuth Rochester
2003 Jingqiang Li R.I.T.
2002 Jerry Francischelli Stony Brook
2001 Erika Gibb R.P.I.
2000 Hsiao-Wen Chen Stony Brook
1999 Lynn Matthews Stony Brook
1998 Jenifer Goetz Rochester
1997 Colin Roald Rochester
1996 Shobita Satyapal Rochester
1995 Denise Smith Cornell
1994 Michael Egan R.P.I.
1993 Jayaram Chengalur Cornell
1992 Tod Strohmayer Rochester
1991 Lars Bildstein Cornell
Frederick Rasio Cornell
1990 Thomas Herbst Cornell
Quingde Wang Columbia
1989 K. Chen Columbia
1988 T. T. Hamilton Columbia
1987 No Prize
1986 C. E. Woodward Rochester
1985 J.-P. Caillault Columbia
1984 Patrick McDermott Rochester
1983 No Prize
1982 Rida Farouki Cornell
1981 Marc Lacasse Rochester
1980 No Prize
1979 Paul Schinder Cornell
1978 F. Wesemael Rochester
1977 Robert Hohlfeld Cornell
1976 Alan Marchant Cornell
 
Undergraduate Student Prize
2013 Sam Gordon Columbia
2012 Erin O'Malley Siena College
2011 Sean Quinn RIT
2010 Matthew Vuolo Hofstra
2009 Tom Perry Union
2008 No Prize
2007 Nathaniel Hawes Union
2006 Grant Tremblay Rochester
2005 Kevin Flaherty Rochester
2004 No Prize
2003 Jeyhan Kartaltepe Colgate
2002 No Prize
2001 No Prize
2000 Matthew Barczys Rochester
1999 Paul Wiggins Cornell
1998 David Kaplan Cornell
1993 Leah Buchholz Rochester
1991 Jennifer Christensen Colgate
 
Undergraduate Prize (Dudley Observatory)
1994 Jean Chiar R.P.I.