Worster Summer Research Fellowship

Worster Summer Research Fellowship

The Worster family has graciously given the Physics department a gift to support the development of graduate and undergraduate research in physics through a mentoring program that pairs an undergraduate with a graduate student mentor during the summer.


2014 Worster Summer Research Fellowship Program

Application Instructions and Available Research Projects


2011 Worster Summer Research Fellowship Program

The inaugural Worster Summer Research Symposium was held on Friday, August 26, 2011. It capped off a busy summer for undergraduate Physics students and their graduate mentors. Students used this opportunity to present the results of their team's progress and accomplishments. Also included in the symposium was a presentation by the College of Creative Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) student.

 2011 Worster Fellows and Mentors 

Listed below are the participants and their research:

Marty Navaroli, Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs)

advised by Eric Langman, Mazin group

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James Kally, Characterization of Ultra-thin Rare Earth Nickelate Films by Electron Tunneling

advised by Daniel Ouellette, Allen group

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Gina Duggan, Probing the Mechanical Properties of Single Copolymers of DNA

advised by Dustin McIntosh, Saleh group

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Chris Axline (SURF Fellow), Actuating Nanoparticles

Cleland group

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Jessica Hoy, Using Light to See the Size and Shape of Nanometer Sized Objects

advised by Daniel Schiffels, Fygenson group

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Alexander Wickes, Visualizing Electromagnetic Knots

advised by Amy Thompson, Bouwmeester group

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Philip Macias, Computational Asteroseismology with MESA

advised by Kevin Moore, Bildsten group

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