Caitlin Witt, a Graduate Research Assistant, in Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology, was recently awarded the STEM Completion Grant which is sponsored by the WVU Office of Graduate Education and Life.
The STEM Completion Grant is a competitive, financial award for PhD students in STEM academic disciplines to assist in the completion of their academic degree requirements and graduation during the May 2022 commencement. The grant pays for stipend, university and college tuition, and more for a final year graduate student in a STEM program at WVU.
Caitlin's research is on multimessenger studies of supermassive black hole binaries. This includes performing and developing searches for nanohertz gravitational waves and electromagnetic signatures of binaries, as well as combining the two.
Her research advisor is Dr. Sarah Burke-Spolaor.