Edmond B. Franklin Scholarship

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The Franklin Scholarship recognizes exceptional promise based on academic achievement. Physics majors are eligible for this scholarship; Astrophysics majors are not.

2021 Franklin Scholarship Recipients

2021 Franklin Scholarship winners
Sara Moore

Sara is originally from San Jose, California and plans to use this money to help pay for her education through senior year of college. Sara is most interested in optics research.

Joseph Gehrke
Joe is from Bethel, MN. He plans to use the scholarship to further his education and research interests as it will allow him to be able to afford to take up more unpaid research positions. Joe's interest is in Astrophysics primarily, although HEP has been very interesting to him lately.
 
Nicholas Kawamura
Nicholas is from Bangor, in Maine. He will be using the scholarship to pay tuition. Nicholas is focusing on biophysics as his emphasis.
 
Campbell Haasch
Campbell is from Omaha, Nebraska. He plans to use the money to pay for tuition. Campbell is focused on Cosmology and applications of machine learning to data processing.
 
Alec Nilson
Alec is from Maple Grove, MN. He will be using the scholarship money to help pay for tuition for the upcoming academic year. "I don't have a particular area of interest, but my interests include condensed matter, high energy, and nuclear physics."

 

2020 Franklin Scholarship Recipients

2020 Franklin Scholarship Recipients
Chen "Kole" Yu

Kole is originally from a small town in south-west China. They plan to use the money to pay for tuition. Kole is interested in statistical physics and its various applications.

Tien "Anthony" Vo

Anthony is from Vietnam. The award money will allow him to work less and focus more on upcoming projects with Professor Cattell and Professor Rusack in my senior year. Anthony is working on simulation research in space physics, analyzing numerical methods and building metrics for computational results. He is attracted to the theoretical side of things. He is also interested in quantum mechanics and high energy physics and will start related projects in the future.

Rory Spanier

Rory is from Sartell, MN. The award money will cover a significant portion of his senior year tuition so that he will graduate with less debt. He is most interested in particle physics.

Jesse Donahue

Jesse is from Andover, MN. His scholarship will go towards tuition at the University of Minnesota next year. He is interested in applying physics-based approaches to the study of intelligent systems. "Many of the most promising approaches to understand both biological and artificial intelligence draw heavily from statistical physics and dynamical systems."

Thomas Richardson

Thomas is from Hull, England. He plans to use the scholarship to help fund his research in Professor Dahlberg’s lab, which will be a great jumping off point in preparation for grad school. He is focused on condensed matter physics.

Sylvia Griffitt

Slyvia is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She plans to use the money to pay for part of her senior year of college with the award. She is currently doing research on superconductivity in bismuthates, in solid state physics.

 

2019 Franklin Scholarship Recipients

2019 Franklin Scholarship Recipients
Rory Spanier

Rory is from Sartell, MN. The award money will cover a significant portion of his senior year tuition so that he will graduate with less debt. He is most interested in particle physics.

Amanda Gatto
 
Xiaohuan Xia
 
Jesse Donahue

Jesse is from Andover, MN. His scholarship will go towards tuition at the University of Minnesota next year. He is interested in applying physics-based approaches to the study of intelligent systems. "Many of the most promising approaches to understand both biological and artificial intelligence draw heavily from statistical physics and dynamical systems."

Jonathan Brashear
 
Thomas Richardson

Thomas is from Hull, England. He plans to use the scholarship to help fund his research in Professor Dahlberg’s lab, which will be a great jumping off point in preparation for grad school. He is focused on condensed matter physics.

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