Benjamin is from Eagan, Minnesota. He is looking to explore a research project in biophysics for the coming academic year, and plans to use the scholarship funding to support that research and the time commitment that it entails. "I'm most interested in applying physics and the first-principles based thinking that comes with it to areas outside of the traditional subdisciplines (condensed matter, high energy, cosmology, etc.). After studying physics for the past three years at the University, I've come to value the problem solving skills that I've learned as much as the understanding of the subject itself, and I aspire to carry those skills with me in whatever future endeavors I choose."
2020 Holt Scholarship Recipient
Kiet is originally from Danang, Vietnam and his research is in computational astrophysics and cosmology. He is planning to use the scholarship to help pay his tuition as well as help funding his research with Professor Vuk Mandic, studying the stochastic background of gravitational wave using LIGO data.
2019 Holt Scholarship Recipient
Kole is originally from China. She plans to use the scholarship to help pay her tuition and buy textbooks. This summer, she will be doing research on electronic transport of one-dimensional van der Waals material.