Four Florida physics majors earn 2014 Goldwater Scholarships; four more awarded Honorable Mention

Four physics majors from Florida have been awarded 2014 Goldwater Scholarships, and four more earned Honorable Mention.  The Goldwater program is the nation’s premier award program for undergraduate majors in math, science and engineering.

The 283 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.

The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

2014 Goldwater Scholars:

Michael Samir Calzadilla
Institution: University of South Florida
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in observational high-energy astrophysics and teach at the university level.

Francisco Encalada
Institution: Broward College
Major(s): Astronomy, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astronomy. Conduct research in planet formation and teach at a university.

Thomas Forrest Kieffer
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Conduct research in mathemtical physics and teach at a university level.

Daniel Richter
Institution: University of Miami
Major(s): Applied Physics, Computer Science
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Applied Physics. Conduct research in supercomputing and aeronautics at Ames Research Center.

Honorable Mention:

James Brogan
Institution: Boston College
Major(s): Chemistry, Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Work in an industrial setting with freedom to innovate.

Isabel Alexandra Lipartito
Institution: Smith College
Major(s): Physics, Astronomy
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Conduct research in astrophysical science in an American research laboratory.

Aaron Kristoffer Magilligan
Institution: Florida State University
Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. Teach university courses and conduct research in Nuclear Physics.

Maria Leena Kyllikki Viitaniemi
Institution: University of Florida
Major(s): Physics
Career Goals: Ph.D. in Physics. Conduct research in condensed matter physics and teach at the university level.

 

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