Around Cornell

News directly from Cornell's colleges and centers

Senior wins award from SETI Institute for planetary research

Ze-Wen Koh ’23 is one of three winners of the SETI Forward Award, given to undergraduates to support their work focused on the search for life beyond Earth.

Koh, a physics and computer science major in the College of Arts and Sciences, is interested in dynamic habitability, the evolving structure of planetary surfaces, atmospheres and interiors, and their resulting viability as hosts for life. After graduation, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in planetary science.

“Growing up, I always loved space but lacked the resources to explore or further that interest, so it was difficult initially in college to feel like I really belonged in the field,” she said. “In a way, the SETI award has helped affirm to me that I do valuable science and that I do belong.”

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Media Contact

Media Relations Office