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Arpit wins 2017 Jones Scholarship

Arora Arpit won the 2017 Laverne and Ted Jones Scholarship for Undergraduate Astrophysics. Arpit is originally from India. About the scholarship he said, "I am thankful to the university for this Jones award. My family is the major contributor towards my tuition fee and cost of attendance. There is a big disparity between USD and INR, the Jones award is a welcome respite on my shoestring budget." More »

Lukas Wiedman

Wiedman wins 2017 Franklin Scholarship

I give my permission for the use of my name, photo, and quotations on the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy website. Lukas Wiedman won a 2017 Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship. He is originally from Villa Park, a western suburb of Chicago. Wiedman plans to use the scholarship to continue his education through senior year and beyond. He is an Astrophysics major, fascinated by the search for exoplanets, though he has done research on the supergiant VY Canis Majoris as well.

Chiou Yang Tan

Tan wins 2017 Holt Scholarship

Chiou Yang Tan won the 2017 Holt Scholarship in Physics. Tan is originally from Malaysia. He plans to use the award money for part of the tuition fee. Tan is currently working in Professor Hanany's cosmology group, but is also interested in condensed matter physics.

Ruiqi Xing

Xing wins 2017 Goldman Fellowship

Ruiqi Xing won the 2017 Professor Allen M. Goldman Fellowship. He is originally from China. He plans to use the fellowship to support himself during his summer research. Xing's focus is on theoretical condensed matter physics, especially in strongly correlated electronic systems such as high-temperature superconductors.

Tan wins 2017 Franklin Scholarship

Xin Zhi Tan won a 2017 Edmund G. Franklin Scholarships. He is from Malaysia originally. He plans to use his scholarship to pay for tuition and travel back to Malaysia during the coming winter. He is currently working in Professor Shaul Hanany's group. Tan is interested in continuing his studies in nuclear physics.

Allison Kennedy

Kennedy wins 2017 Pepin Fellowship

Allison Kennedy won the 2017 Robert O. Pepin Fellowship. Kennedy is originally from Mahtomedi, MN. She plans on using the Fellowship over the summer to conclude her CDMS prototype dark matter detector research and finishing her thesis. Her research is primarily focused on dark matter detection, which she describes as "an odd mishmash of cosmology, particle physics, and condensed matter."

Irene Moskowitz

Moskowitz wins 2017 Swanson Scholarship

Irene Moskowitz won the 2017 Hazel Swanson Scholarship for Undergraduate Astrophysics. She is originally from Minneapolis. She plans to use the scholarship to help finance a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail after she graduates next spring. The award money will help pay for some of the equipment she still needs. Moskowitz is currently working in Dr. Hanany's cosmology lab studying the cosmic microwave background for evidence of an inflationary period in the early universe.

Kendra Bergstedt

Bergstedt wins 2017 St. Cyr Scholarship

Kendra Bergstedt won the 2017 Harry and Viola St. Cyr Scholarship for Summer Research. She is originally from Roseville, Minnesota.She will be using the scholarship money to fund her summer research. She hope to develop a simulation of ions moving in the Earth's magnetic field in order to study how they interact with different kinds of waves.Bergstedt's research is focused on space physics, which studies objects like the Sun and the magnetic fields of the planets in the solar system.

Yuting Wang

Wang wins 2017 Larkin Fellowship

Yuting Wang won the 2017 Anatoly Larkin Fellowship. Wang is originally from China. She plans to use the fellowship to support my summer study. Her research is focused on finite size effect around topological phase transitions.

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.

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