Eight PhD students affiliated with the ATLAS Institute recently received Graduate School awards to support their outstanding research and creative work.
Katie Gach received a summer fellowship, providing a summer stipend to support her dissertation research on how people manage post-mortem social media data.
Keke Wu received the Ray Hauser award to support her data accessibility research. For her pioneering work, Wu recently won a Best Paper award from the 2021 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier international conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Wu is also a member of the VisuaLab.
Fiona Bell received a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant. Bell, who took home a top award from the 15th ACM International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) Student Design Challenge for her Undyeing Swatch project, is a member of the Living Matter Lab. She also completed a prestigious internship with Accenture Labs, assisting with the development of self-cleaning textiles.
Kailey Shara, a researcher in the Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, received a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant for her research on laboratory automation systems. Shara recently took home top awards from both NVC14 and the New Venture Launch class for her laboratory automation startup, Chembotix.
Gabriella Johnson and Varsha Koushik, affiliated ATLAS students and researchers in the Superhuman Computing Labs, were donor award recipients; Koushik also received the Hope Schultz Jozsa Award and a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant.