JILA graduate student Tyler McMaken has been awarded an honorable mention by the Gravity Research Foundation for his essay in their annual essay competition. Each year, the Gravity Research Foundation opens a competition that awards five essays encouraging discussion and thought on gravitation. Essays must be less than 10 pages and convey science in more accessible and engaging language than in a journal publication. McMaken, a graduate student in the laboratory of JILA Fellow Andrew Hamilton, studies the gravitational and quantum effects around black holes. His essay was among a handful of others that received an honorable mention from the Gravity Research Foundation, and the essay focused on his work with black holes. Congratulations!