Two incoming Wright Lab graduate students receive Yale prizes

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July 30, 2019

Two Wright Lab incoming graduate students have received awards from Yale University.  

Samantha Pagan is one of fifteen recipients across Yale University of the 2019 Dean’s Emerging Scholars Fellowship, which is awarded to graduate students who exhibit outstanding academic promise and achievement and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • they come from backgrounds that have been underrepresented in their chosen fields of study, including historically underrepresented minority students, first-generation college graduates, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or women in STEM fields;
  • they plan to pursue research related to issues of diversity and identity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, religion, sexual orientation, and ability;
  • they have previously been or are currently involved in diversity-related initiatives by volunteering for community service or outreach on a college or university campus.

Arina Telles is one of three recipients of the 2019 Leigh Page Prize, which is offered to first year graduate students in recognition of their fine academic record and for the promise of important contributions to the field of physics. The other winners this year are Ryan Mescall and Alex Reda.