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Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

The EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation shines a Student Spotlight on WVU student Anika Rowe

From the May 2017 Student Spotlight article

Anika Rowe is a rising senior at West Virginia University, where she is majoring in chemistry. Anika is specifically interested in astrochemistry research, a discipline of science described by the American Chemical Society as one that encompasses chemistry, planetary, science, chemical biology, physics, astronomy, and computational science.  

Anika's research is supported by the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR Track 1 award.  Presently, she is searching the Green Bank Telescope data for Fast Radio Bursts, which are presumably extragalactic, very energetic bursts of unknown origins. This involves a great deal of data analysis on the cluster, programming, and inspection of search output. 

Anika is also a a member of the West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT) where she serves as a presenter and, in fact, began research in astronomy due to her involvement with SPOT.  She also serves as a Pulsar Search Collaboratory undergraduate mentor.

EPSCoR/IDeA website image of Anika Rowe