My research student (and co-author!) Alex Blanco was honored with an award from the Council on Undergraduate Research for "outstanding research". We could not be prouder of him - Alex is also a McNair Scholar, a veteran, a dad and husband, a first-generation student, an advocate for underrepresented minority students, and a super nice guy (and that is just the short list). With the support of his phenomenal wife Karla (a grad student herself), he manages to balance all of this while maintaining good humor.
Only ten of these awards were given nationwide this year. Congratulations Alex!