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UF Undergrad Francisco Mendez wins the AAS Chambliss Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Francisco Mendez for being awarded the Chambliss Medal from the American Astronomical Society for his poster presentation. He was one of only three undergraduate students awardees in the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award competition for undergraduate students at the virtual 236th AAS meeting.

The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by AAS Undergraduate and Graduate Student Members who present posters at meetings of the AAS. Awardees are honored with a Chambliss medal or, in the case of honorable mention, a certificate.

The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are named for longtime AAS member Carlson R. Chambliss, who taught at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania from 1970 to 2003. Dr. Chambliss not only donated the funds to mint the medals, but also designed them himself.