Sarah Jane Schmidt, a 2002 graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School, has received her Ph.D. in astronomy from the graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle.

This fall the Riverside native will begin postdoctoral work at the Ohio State University astronomy department, where she has accepted the Columbus Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Schmidt is primarily interested in studying ultracool dwarf stars as a population, their colors, kinematics and chromospheric activity.

Christoph Schneider and R. David Fulton, both residents of Brookfield, were among 80 Benedictine University (Lisle, Ill.) business students and instructors inducted into the university’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta on June 10.

Sigma beta delta is a national honor society in business, management and administration. Schneider is a graduate of the school’s Master of Business Administration program, while Fulton is an instructor in the graduate business programs at Benedictine.

RBTV’s television series “Cook This!” (Season 3) won a National Hometown USA first-place award for best high school demonstration show, the school announced in August.

The series was produced by freshmen students, hosted by RBHS parent Pete Calvetti and featured local restaurants. Chefs were invited to prepare their signature dishes in the TV studio.

Season 4 of the series began Sept. 7 and airs on Fridays at 7:05 p.m. on RBTV (Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99). Featured this season are Emapanadus, Mattone, Chicago Burgerwurks and Nicksons Eatery.

Riverside-Brookfield High School has announced the new officers of the Student Association Executive Board. Among those selected were Emily Filec, president; Abby Louthen, vice president; Emma Veon, secretary; Allie Burke, treasurer; Paul Kraus, director of communications; Kaija Bole, student spokesperson.