Awardee: Philip Choi, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Philip Choi is an observational astronomer and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research interests include galaxy evolution, star formation, astronomical adaptive optics, and most recently, the detection of potentially hazardous Near-Earth Asteroids.
Title: Incorporating a Community-Based Ecosystem of Astronomy Python Packages (AstroPy) into the Astrophysics Curriculum
Goal: To redesign the Fall 2022 ASTR101: Techniques in Observational Astrophysics course so students are trained in the most current research tool, Astropy