Claire Kopenhafer

  • Program Year: 3
  • Academic Institution: Michigan State University
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Brian O'Shea
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Michigan State University, 2017


"Modeling the Effects of Star Formation with a Volumetric Feedback Model", Kopenhafer, C. and O'Shea, B. W. 2018, Journal of Computational Science Education, 9, 1
"What Is Inside Matters: Simulated Green Valley Galaxies Have too Centrally Concentrated Star Formation", Starkenburg, T. K., Tonnesen, S., Kopenhafer, C. 2019, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 874, 2


Early Start Graduate Fellowship (2017)
Rasmussen Doctoral Recruitment Award (2017)
Carl Foiles Outstanding Graduating Senior (2017)
Lawrence Hantel Fellowship (2016)
Bruce VerWest Outstanding Junior (2016)
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (2016)
Forest Akers Endowed Scholarship (2014)
Office of Study Abroad Academic Excellence Award (2014)
Undergraduate Research Grant (2014)
Distinguished Freshman Scholarship (2013-2017)
Dean's Honor List (2013-2017)
Professorial Assistantship (2013-2015)