El-Badry, B.S. ‘16, awarded Exceptional Distinction in the Major for Astrophysics

May 23, 2016

Kareem El-Badry, B.S. ‘16, has been awarded the prestigious Exceptional Distinction in the Major for Astrophysics.

The Yale College Faculty has approved this special award on the grounds that there would “occasionally be students whose work in the major is extraordinary, even when compared to the work of other students who receive Distinction.” It was assumed that “many departments, even the larger ones, might go for years without making such a nomination.” A candidate nominated by a department or program for the award of Exceptional Distinction in the Major must show a genuine breadth of scholarship in the field and have made significant original contributions to it.