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Physics Undergraduates Selected for College of Arts & Sciences Research Awards

Several physics undergraduate majors have received Summer 2015 College of Arts & Sciences Research Awards. 

These awards allow them to work closely with a faculty mentor to hone their research interests and make a contribution to the field. In addition, they will be able to network with researchers at conferences and present their findings.

The award recipients spend at least 100 hours working on their projects in return for their scholarship of $1,000 as part of this award from the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, their faculty mentors received $250 to support the students' research for supply and equipment purchases.

The Physics Department will extend the College funding for another 100 hours of research time for each of these students. Funds for the physics departmental contribution are available due to the generosity of our friends and alumni.

The students selected have received $1,000 and their faculty mentors are listed below.

  • Max Burr, junior, mentored by Glenn Horton-Smith in High Energy Physics
  • Lauren Himes, senior,mentored by Dr. Glenn Horton-Smith in High Energy Physics
  • Tyler Mitchell, junior, mentored by Dr. Andrew Ivanov, in Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
  • Edward Schenk, junior, mentored by Dr. Brian Washburn, in Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
  • John Thompson, senior, mentored by Dr. Eleanor Sayre, in Physics Education 
  • Ryan Luder, junior, mentored by Dr. Kristan Corwin, in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics