Four undergraduates from the Physics Department will be participating in summer research projects this year thanks to the Duke Endowment fund. The Duke Endowment has funded faculty mentored research for undergraduate students for the past five years. This research is intended to lead to "graduation with distinction" projects. Awards are made for summer programs and academic year programs and funds are awarded on a one-year basis from winning proposals submitted on the department level.The Physics Department's proposal was accepted and, based on their own proposals, four undergraduate students were awarded summer research travel fellowships:
- Travis Byington
- Andrew Ferrante
- Zongjin Qian
- William Weir
Each student's proposal was reviewed for quality, commitment of supervising faculty and the potential for the research to become a senior thesis. We will be following the students' travels and posting a follow-up story when they return.