News Updates

January 2021: Cleeves awarded the 2020 UVa Research Excellence Award.

Fall 2020: Welcoming Deryl Long (Astronomy), Fatimah Hussein (Bridge to PhD), and Rachel Gross (Chemistry) to the group!

Spring 2020: Cleeves named the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholar in the field of "Science."

December 2019: Congrats Abby Waggoner who was selected to write for Astrobites.

Fall 2019: Cleeves named a David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellow. Our group is incredibly grateful for the honor and opportunity.

Fall 2019: VICO will be recruiting three graduate students to begin Fall 2020 as Cosmic Origins graduate fellows. More info can be found at

Fall 2019: Welcome Dr. Nick Ballering (previously U. Arizona) and Dr. Dana Anderson (previously Caltech) to the group as Virginia Initiative for Cosmic Origins Fellows!

Fall 2019: Congrats to Abby Waggoner who will be starting her term as an NSF GRFP Fellow to study X-ray flare driven chemistry.

2019: Congratulations to Renato Mazzei for being awarded a Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research STEM Fellowship, an ALMA Student Observing Support Award, and being named a Jefferson Fellowship finalist.

January 2019: Cleeves giving the 2018 Annie Jump Cannon Plenary at the Winter AAS Meeting.

Fall 2018: Congratulations to Abby Waggoner for being named a 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow!

August 2018: Welcoming Renato Mazzei (Astronomy), Richard Seifert (Astronomy), and Abby Waggoner (Chemistry) to the group!