Physics Majors Receive Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Three Physics majors have been awarded College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships for the spring 2023 semester. Scholarship recipients work on a research project with a faculty mentor for about 10 hours weekly during the semester conducting hands-on research, scholarly or discovery experiences. Students submit a report on their project at the end of the semester.

Students and their faculty mentors are:

Joshua Barron, Physics & Computer Science, Olathe, KS; mentored by J.T. Laverty in Physics Education Research

Weston Schwartz, Mathematics & Physics, Yankton, SD; mentored by Andrew Ivanov in High Energy Physics

Caitlin Solis, Physics, Abilene, KS; mentored by J.T. Laverty in Physics Education Research

Undergraduate research experiences allow students to work closely with faculty mentors in order to benefit from their knowledge and experience; increase student understanding of subject material and research skills; apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems; clarify areas of research interest and post-graduation career and educational paths; and develop communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Physics department strives to encourage all of its majors to be engaged in research at K-State.