University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Grad Scholarship

The Outstanding T.A. Award

                                                       

A $200 award which recognizes the work of both graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. The deadline for nominations is March 31. Nomination form can be found here.


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Che Hsu Li

Li wins 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award

Che Hsu Li won a 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award. He is originally from Taiwan. He plans to use the award money to "keep surviving in the United State." When asked about his research Li said, "actually, I have not yet decided a specific topic, but it would be in the field of high energy physics. I am also very interested in some fundamental problems in quantum mechanics and statistics, such as the measurement problem."

Kyle Greene

Greene wins 2017 T.A. Award

Kyle Greene won a 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award. Greene originally from Shafer, MN, near Taylors Falls. Greene plans to use his award to help improve his teaching skills at an American Modeling Teachers Association workshop in Shakopee this summer. The wordshop provides training in the modeling method for teaching physics. His area of research is Physics Education.

Peter Grul

Grul wins 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award

Peter Grul won a 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award. Grul was born in New Jersey, grew up in California and Pennsylvania, moving around a lot as a kid. When asked what he would do with the award, Grul said, "If I'm smart, I'll put it into savings, but I'm already searching craigslist for new wheels for my car." Grul's area of research is computational plasma space physics.

Brenda Knauber

Knauber wins Outstanding T.A. Award

Brenda Knauber won a 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award. Knauber is from Coon Rapids, MN. She plans on using the award money to pay back undergrad student loans. Her research is in experimental condensed matter, studying amorphous silicon with Professor Jim Kakalios.

Argha Banerjee

Bannerjee wins 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award

Argha Banerjee won a 2017 Outstanding T.A. Award. Banerjee is originally from Calcutta, India. With the award money, he plans on "buying some good books on theoretical physics which I have always wanted to buy and some quirky ones like Gamow's 'Mr Tompkins in Wonderland'." He is mostly interested in theoretical early universe cosmology such as the physics of inflation and in physics beyond the standard model such as Supersymmetry.

Jeff Chaffin wins 2016 Outstanding TA Award

Jeff Chaffin won a 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Andrew Miller wins 2016 Outstanding TA Award

Andrew Miller won a 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Hannah Rogers wins 2016 Outstanding TA Award

Hannah Rogers won a 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Karuka wins 2016 Outstanding TA Award

Siddarth Karuka won a 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Alex Papageorgiou

Papageorgiou wins 2016 Outstanding TA Award

Alex Papageorgiou won a 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.


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