‘Alumni’ Category

Posts relating to alumni of the Gustavus physics program

Gustavus Physics Senior Appears in “The SPS Observer”

Gustavus physics major Lindsay Rothschiller ’15 had an article appear in the Winter 2014-15 issue of The SPS Observer, the national publication of the Society of Physics Students. In the article Lindsay describes her research work on environmental sustainability, which was conducted last summer in Sweden under the auspices of a grant from the Wallenberg […]

2015 Gustavus Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Banquet

On May 4, 2015, the Gustavus physics department held its annual banquet to induct new members into the national physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma. Thirteen members of the graduating class of 2015 were elected to membership.The banquet was attended by faculty, students and some families of the honored inductees. Our guest speaker was Dr. […]

Gustavus First Decade Award Winners

With the announcement that physics alumna Dr. Kelly Cooper Younge (’05) has been awarded the Gustavus Alumni Association’s First Decade Award, this brings the number of physics alumni who have won that prestigious award to nine in the past 20 years. Past winners include Dr. Chad Olinger (’85), Dr. James Wade (’86), Dr. Annette Boman […]

Jason Smerdon ’98 on NPR’s Science Friday

Gustavus physics alumnus Dr. Jason Smerdon (’98) was interviewed by NPR’s Ira Flatow on the February 13, 2015 broadcast of Science Friday. Jason, who is an Associate Research Professor at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, is a co-author on a recent paper studying the possibility of future mega-droughts due to increasing greenhouse […]

Mike Bland ’02 Receives First Decade Award

Mike Bland physics and geology class of 2002, was awarded one of two First Decade Awards by the Gustavus Alumni Association at the Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 26. He was introduced by Chuck Niederriter with the citation below: It is my great pleasure tonight to introduce Dr. Michael Bland as a recipient of this […]

Brian Smith (’00) Wins First Decade Award

The Gustavus Alumni Association has named Dr. Brian Smith (’00) as the winner of its First Decade Award. The First Decade Award recognizes early professional achievement. Criteria appropriate to selection include the difficulty of accomplishment; quality, creativity, and distinctiveness of performance; recognition by professional peers; and lasting contribution to the world of ideas and affairs. […]

Three Physics Majors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, three Gustavus physics majors were inducted into the Eta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Bradley Abell (’10), Christina Lewis (’10) and Daniel Mellema (’11) were among the 17 Gustavus juniors and 43 seniors to receive this honor. They are shown in the […]

Michelle Price (’08) Wins Multiple Awards

Michelle (“MJ”) Price (’08), who is a graduate student in the Applied Physics program at the University of Michigan, has hit the trifecta! She has simultaneously been offered fellowships through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellowship Program and the Department of Defense National Defense Science and […]

Kelly Younge’s Article featured on NSF Website

Gustavus physics alumna Kelly Younge (’05), who is completing her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, has had her research featured on the NSF website. Taken from an article she has written for Physical Review, the full story explaining her work on “Trapping Giant Rydberg Atoms for Faster Quantum Computers” can be […]

Mike Bland Gives Annual Sigma Pi Sigma Lecture

On the evening of April 8, Gustavus physics alumnus Dr. Michael Bland (’02) delivered a lecture entitled “The Geophysical Evolution of Icy Satellites” to Gustavus physics students and faculty. Mike’s talk was the keynote address on an evening that celebrated the induction of seven Gustavus seniors into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. […]