Dawn Erb, Associate Professor of Physics, has been named the 2020 Research Mentor of the Year by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Nominated by senior Physics major Nik Prusinski, Erb’s research interests include galaxy formation and evolution, and she also serves as one of the faculty advisors to the UWM Undergraduate Astronomy Club. “Through our work measuring star formation, I now have experience in how research in astronomy operates on a daily basis,” said Prusinski. “Dawn is one of my most significant role models. She has provided countless opportunities towards my future growth.” Prusinski, who graduates this semester, will be attending Caltech in the Fall of 2020 to join their PhD program in Astronomy.
For more information, please see the news story posted by the Office of Undergraduate Research.