Our Hall of Fame

Several of our students have received various recognitions for their reseach. Here is the list of our champions!

2017
Nathan Super received Frank Hohl Memorial Physics Award for excellence in pre-senior research.

2016
Melissa Guidry received the Harrison Award for excellence in Physics - the highest recognition for a graduating Senior in the Physics Department.

Melissa Guidry was awarded Goldwater Scholarship!

Haley Bauser Alumni Research Prize that is awarded to the senior with the highest demonstrated achievement in physics research. Also, Melissa Guidry received Frank Hohl Memorial Physics Award for excellence in pre-senior research.

Several of our group members, who are also members of LIGO scientific collaboration, have been featured in the local news: WM News, Daily Press, Flat Hat.

Ellie Radue was awarded 2016 Cheryl Griffith Tropf Fellowship in Physics.

Haley Bauser received the first prize in the poster session during CUWIP'16 conference.

2015
Ellie Radue received Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Science during 14th Annual Graduate Symposium held at the College of William and Mary on March 20 and 21, 2015.

Haley Bauser received Frank Hohl Memorial Physics Award for excellence in pre-senior research. She is also a recipient of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship.

Ellie Radue's recent paper in the Journal of Optics ``Substrate-induced microstructure effects on the dynamics of the photo-induced metal–insulator transition in VO2 thin films'' has been selected as a paper of the week (1/27)!

Kelly Roman was awarded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for her future training as a STEM school teacher.

2013
Bain Bronner received Alumni Research Prize that is awarded to the senior with the highest demonstrated achievement in physics research.

Ellie Radue was awarded a graduate research fellowship from Virginia Space Grant Concorcium.

2012
Ellie Radue has won the third place in the poster competition of AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting held in Newport News on April 12, 2012.

Matt Simons won the Northrop Grumman Corporation Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences at the 11th Annual Graduate Symposium held at the College of William and Mary on March 23 and 24, 2012.

Travis Horrom was awarded a graduate research fellowship from Virginia Space Grant Concorcium.

2011
Matt Simons has been awarded an SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics.

Kevin Cox received Alumni Research Prize that is awarded to the senior with the highest demonstrated achievement in physics research.

Travis Horrom received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences at the 10th Annual Graduate Symposium held at the College of William and Mary on March 25 and 26, 2011.


2010
Kevin Cox received a Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate Research Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Nate Phillips won the Northrop Grumman Corporation Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences at the 9th Annual Graduate Symposium held at the College of William and Mary on March 26 and 27, 2010.
His paper "Quantum memory under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing in a hot atomic gas" has been also featured in the W&M news story.

Francesca Fornisini received the Harrison Award for excellence in Physics - the highest recognition for a graduating Senior in the Physics Department. She also was awarded highly competitive NSF graduate fellowship.

2009
Will Ames received NSF graduate fellowship.

Matt Simons received graduate research fellowship from Virginia Space Grant Concorcium.

2008
Nate Phillips won the first place in Physical sciences section in the student poster competition during Hampton Roads 2008 Research Expo.