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Honolulu Scholar Inducted in Hall of Fame

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Honolulu ARCS Scholar and University of Hawai‘i alumna Heidi Hammel has been inducted into the national ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame. Vice President for Science at the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), a consortium that operates NASA and National Science Foundation observatories, Dr. Hammel served as Interdisciplinary Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Dr. Heidi Hammel inset on first image from James Webb Space Telescope
She received her ARCS Scholar Award from the Honolulu Chapter while pursuing her PhD at UH Manoa's Institute for Astronomy. She described the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and burgeoning discoveries from the first image (shown above) in a Zoom talk for the chapter last September. View the YouTube recording.
Read the ARCS Foundation article, which includes links to her acceptance video and the official news release.
Dr. Heidi Hammel with icy giants