Rebecca ’13 has already amassed more work experience than most graduate students in her field. She has helped NASA scientists refine an experiment to fix repeatability problems. She has written a computer program to help astronomers studying dim galaxies identify giant and dwarf stars. She built an irrigation system for a farm in the south of France, researched and published articles for a travel website, presented at two conferences, and for her final Field Work Term, she’s looking for stars—to be more precise, she’s looking at star formation rates in nearby galaxies. And she’s doing that right here on campus, at the College’s Stickney Observatory.

Rebecca ’13 has already amassed more work experience than most graduate students in her field. She has helped NASA scientists refine an experiment to fix repeatability problems. She has written a computer program to help astronomers studying dim galaxies identify giant and dwarf stars. She built an irrigation system for a farm in the south of France, researched and published articles for a travel website, presented at two conferences, and for her final Field Work Term, she’s looking for stars—to be more precise, she’s looking at star formation rates in nearby galaxies. And she’s doing that right here on campus, at the College’s Stickney Observatory.