Will Saunders is a PhD candidate at Boston University, where he studies the upper atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune using stellar occultations. Malena Rice is a PhD candidate at Yale University, where she studies the dynamics of planetary systems. Alex Gagliano is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he investigates the statistical correlations between explosive transients and their local environments.

Project Description: We host astro[sound]bites, a podcast designed to communicate recent astronomy research in an engaging and accessible manner. Since its inception, astro[sound]bites has published 40 episodes across multiple platforms (and our website with over 9,000 downloads from 68 different countries. Because astronomy is often conveyed visually, we provide a critical resource for accessible STEM learning that is freely accessible around the world.