Dan Black Physics-Business Scholarship
Stephen Lane is this year's recipient of the Dan Black Physics-Business Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Stephen transferred to CSUF as a business major from Willamette College in Oregon in 2008. His work with students in study sessions and as a laboratory assistant in the Astronomy Program at Mt. SAC helped to enhance his interest in Physics. During his first year in the Business School at CSUF, Stephen learned about the Dan Black Physics-Business Program and changed his major to Physics.
Dan Black Junior-Year Scholarship
Jacqueline Lee is this year’s recipient of the Dan Black Junior Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Jackie is a hardworking, highly motivated student with a demonstrated commitment to understanding physics. Jackie is pursuing undergraduate research experiences and will be working with Professor Josh Smith on LIGO gravitational-wave detection next fall. Her goal is graduate study in physics.
Dan Black Senior-Year Scholarship
Wyatt Kiedrowski and Casey Sanchez are this year’s recipients of the Dan Black Senior Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Wyatt has an Associate’s Degree in business administration from Saddleback College and along with his physics major here at CSUF is enrolled in our Dan Black Physics-Business Program, taking upper division business courses in addition to his physics.
Casey is double majoring in physics and math and spent the last summer in Madison, WI working on an REU internship and is headed this summer for MIT on another REU project. Here at home, Casey has been involved with Professor Mike Loverude's physics education research as well as teaching the math department's supplemental instruction program.
Titan Shops Textbook Scholarships
Brent Yates, Casey Sanchez, Anne Gustafson, and Alian Aquino each receive $500 for this year’s Titan Shops Textbook Scholarship in recognition of excellent academic achievement and their dedication and service to the physics department and their student colleagues.
Brent is a masters candidate working in Dr. Khakoo’s lab to investigate the ionization of neon and xenon. Brent has coauthored an article with Dr. Khakoo, published in the Journal of Physics in Fall 2009. Brent is a former president of the physics club and continues to serve the club with a variety of duties.
Alian is graduating Cum Laude and in the fall will be attending medical school at the University of Colorado–Denver, and has been accepted into their Global Health track.
Casey is a junior who is a double major in physics and mathematics and has been awarded a McNair Fellowship and is participating in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Research Careers. He will be doing research this summer at MIT and applying to Ph.D. programs in the fall.
Anne is a senior physics major with a wide variety of interests. In addition to her considerable physics skills, she is an outstanding athlete and is currently coaching high school track and cross-country. Anne’s ultimate goal is to teach high school physics.