Emily Martin wins Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award

Physics & Astronomy graduate student Emily Martin has been awarded the prestigious 2016-17 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award.

Given by the College of Letters and Sciences to four graduate students annually, the award acknowledges students' academic achievements, research, teaching, and service to the University and community.

Emily is a 5th year graduate student in Astronomy, working with Professors Ian McLean and Mike Fitzgerald. She uses infrared spectroscopy of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs to study their physical properties.

Emily is a member of the Infrared Laboratory and is currently working on upgrading the NIRSPEC instrument for the Keck II Telescope in Hawaii.

She is also a member of Women in Physics & Astronomy (WiPA) A to help advance the cause of making the field of Physics more diverse and inclusive, specifically by doing public outreach with groups of underrepresented minorities. She has spearheaded the recent WiPA Q&A sessions with female Physics & Astronomy colloquium speakers. Emily was also on the graduate local organizing committee for CUWiP-UCLA, the 12th APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.

In her spare time, she likes to swing dance, cook, and travel.