Alumni (Scholar)

Jesse Han

James G. Simmonds Memorial Scholar
Seoul, South Korea
B.S. University of Virginia (2020)


Sigma Pi Sigma, president; Astronomy Club; UVA Rock Climbing Team, Executive Board member; Swing Club at UVA, Executive Board member, teacher; Megamaser Cosmology Project; Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment (CERN); Space Telescope Science Institute, research intern; National Radioastronomy Observatory, research intern; College Council, physics-astronomy representative; Echols Advisory Council, undergraduate representative, Echols Ambassador; Jefferson Public Service Fellow; O Records, guitarist; Echols Scholar; Small Research Travel Grants (two-time recipient); Collegiate Lindy Hop Championships finalist; Mitchell Summer Scholarship; Ig Nobel Prize; Deaver Scholarship; Laurie Lee Woolen Memorial Scholarship; College Council Spring Scholars Award; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award; Sigma Pi Sigma research symposium 1st place (two-time recipient); Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; D. Nelson Limber Prize (most outstanding astronomy major); ISO Academic Excellence Graduate Award

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