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.
The Worster Summer Research Fellowship application deadline is April 11, 2022.
Undergraduate Student Eligibility
Graduate Student Eligibility:
Fellowship recipients will be obligated to commit a minimum of 10 weeks to the project, to give a presentation at an end-of-summer symposium and to provide a written summary of their team's progress and accomplishments at the end of the fellowship. The Worsters will be invited to attend the symposium and the summaries will be sent to them in the fall as part of a package thanking them for this important gift.
The fellowship is to perform research for 10 weeks during the summer under the direct supervision of a graduate student in the Physics Department. The undergraduate students are expected to dedicate their full attention to their research. Research fellows will not be permitted to register for classes during the summer quarter. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be required (and faculty will be encouraged) to attend bi-monthly meetings in which the undergraduates will give brief progress reports. Meeting dates and times will be made available before the start of the program.
Graduate fellowship recipients will receive $1000. Undergraduate fellowship recipients will receive $4500 ($2,250 in July and $2,250 in August).
Application Instructions can be found here Worster application instructions.
Worster Summer Research Projects 2021
Advised by Tianji Cai (PI: Nathaniel Craig, Katy Craig)
Advised by Zhiran Zhang, Taylor Morrison (PI: Ania Bleszynski Jayich)
Ziyi (Frazier) Li,
Advised by David Grabovsky (PI: David Berenstein)
Advised by Mingyu Fan (PI: Andrew Jayich)
Advised by Dillon Cislo (PI: Sebastian Streichan,)
Advised by Ludwig Holleis (PI: Andrea Young)
Worster Summer Research Projects 2020
Advised by Roshan Sajjad (PI: David Weld)
Advised by Joe Swearngin (PI: Dirk Bouwmeester)
Advised by Megan Newsome (PI: Crystal Martin)
Menghang (David) Wang,
Advised by Amara McCune (PI: Nathaniel Craig)
Advised by Zhiran Zhang (PI: Ania Jayich)
Advised by Raymond Adkins (PI: Zvonimir Dogic)
Worster Summer Research Projects 2019
Alex Bevier, Switching elasticity of a DNA hydrogel by turning isostaticity on and off
Advised by Nate Conrad (PI: Deborah Fygenson)
Jason Corbin, Does Substrate annealing and O_2 treatment improve MKID performance?
Advised by Sarah Steiger (PI: Ben Mazin)
Yuanqi Lyu, Understanding Surface Quantum Interactions on Diamond Shallow Nitrogen-vacancy Centers
Advised by Simon Meynell (PI: Ania Jayich)
Umut Oktem, Exotic Higgs Production at the LHC
Advised by Seth Koren (PI: Nathaniel Craig)
Advised by Dillon Cislo (PI: Sebastian Streichan)
Raveen Sivashanker, Photon Bubbles in Neutron Star Accretion Columns
Advised by Lizhong Zhang (PI: Omer Blaes)
Worster Research Fellows and Mentors with Bruce and Susan Worster