Hometown: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
Charity joined the race to find and detect gravitational waves as an undergraduate intern at NASA. Combing through a month’s worth of data from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, she dialed in to just four milliseconds to check for gamma ray bursts. Though she didn’t discover new gravitational data, she made waves of her own, and presented her work to top NASA scientists.
Whether or not you’re enrolled in the Clark Honors College, you can earn honors through a number of departmental honors programs. Offerings and requirements vary, but generally include advanced upper division courses in your major and completion of a research project.