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Undergraduate Ella Osby focuses on the evolution of stars

Ella Osby is a senior earning her degree in astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Osby is originally from Atlanta, a city that she admits is more known for its light pollution than stargazing.

ASU Now talked with Osby about her intellectual evolution: how she went from wanting to study both Earth and space, to focusing solely on the evolution of stars.

Question: What brought you to ASU and, more specifically, to the School of Earth and Space Exploration?

Double major Victoria Froh designs her own path

Victoria Froh is in her junior year at Arizona State University, and in addition to captaining the women’s rugby team, she is working on a double major in Earth and space exploration and environmental chemistry.

This has allowed Froh to design an educational path all her own — a path that includes a healthy dose of the kind of interdisciplinary study that makes the School of Earth and Space Exploration an exciting place for undergraduate students.

The College Picks: Standout courses to bookmark this fall

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University. With 23 field-spanning departments and schools, its courses delve into everything from how civilizations deal with disasters and construct legends to the chemistry of human emotions and the cultural significance American Indian film. But what does that actually look like? 

Measuring the stars: ASU student awarded fellowship for summer workshop in Los Alamos

Arizona State University physics sophomore Chase Hanson has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship to participate in the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s annual Computations Physics Student Summer Workshop.

The 10-week workshop brings together exceptional undergraduate and graduate students to work with the Los Alamos National Laboratory staff on current and exciting projects.

Hanson hopes to be working on a project involving helioseismology, which is the study of the structure and dynamics of the sun and other stars.

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