The Nier Scholarship recognizes exceptional achievement in academic work, research, or both. At least one letter of recommendation is required. Both Physics and Astrophysics majors are eligible for this scholarship.
2020 Nier Scholarship Recipient
Amanda Gatto Lamas
Amanda is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She is a junior studying Physics with a Math minor. Here in Minnesota, she has worked in the SmallSat Research Laboratory for a year, part of the team that tested and characterized SOCRATES's detector. She is also currently interested in quantum nonlocality, the topic of her MXP2 project, and quantum information, which she will explore in a REU this summer. The award will be a great aid in paying for tuition next year, which will help her afford applying to more graduate schools.
2019 Nier Scholarship Recipients
University of Minnesota Honors Student - Class of '20