Fall awards

Members of the physics department received grants and awards during the Fall semester:

  • Prof. James Hetrick received the Faculty Mentor award given annually by the Pacific Alumni Association to three current and emeriti professors for their lifelong mentoring of students and alumni.
  • Gerold Curell (’17) received a FAMOUS (Funds for Astronomical Meetings: Outreach to Underrepresented Scientists) Travel Grant from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) to attend the 227th meeting of the AAS. In addition, Gerold received funding from the SoE Pacific Fund to help pay for his travel expenses.
  • Vaughn Petersen (’17) was awarded a Student Travel Grant by the Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education to attend the 227th meeting of the AAS. In addition, Vaughn received funding from the COP Pacific Fund to help pay for his travel expenses.
  • Krista Hibert (’17) received a Pacific Fund Student Conference Travel Grant from the  Office of Undergraduate Research to attend the 227th meeting of the AAS.
  •  A.J. Romelfanger (’17) received funding from the SoE Pacific Fund to attend the 227th meeting of the AAS.

Congratulations! These awards and grants were very much deserved.