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January 06, 2017


Sarah Parker
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Major:  Physics
Minor:  Mathematics

Sarah Parker is this week’s #WSGCStudentSpotlight! She is a junior from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, majoring in Physics and minoring in Mathematics. This week’s awardee is a recipient of the 2016 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship.

Sarah is conducting research with Dr. Adriana Durbala on Elliptical Galaxies in Different Environments-Isolated versus Group Environments. She is an Astronomy Tutor, Planetarium Lecturer at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium, and Telescope Operator at the Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory. In the future, Sarah plans to attain a doctorate in astrophysics then conduct research at either NASA or SpaceX.

Congratulations Sarah and good luck!

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