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- NEWSAnber received a three-year, $135,000 National Science Foundation grant for his proposed project, “RUI: Higher-form ‘t Hooft Anomalies, Information Theory, and Continuity in Gauge Theories.”Gender Minorities in STEM is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Student Organization Award.
After building a 3D printer for a class during his senior year, John Kray BA ’17 enlisted the help of Zach Rose BA ’18 to build and sell innovative desktop 3D printers. Their most recent model is so easy to use that Lewis & Clark purchased one for the physics lab.
Watzek Librarian Parvaneh Abbaspour recently presented new alumna Cyan Cowap BA ’19 with an intriguing opportunity to illustrate the biomedical imaging textbook that Professor of Physics Bethe Scalettar and Lewis & Clark law school alumnus James Abney are writing.Student research presentationsSummer science researchLewis & Clark’s high-performance computing (HPC) system has been propelled by a collaborative initiative driven by professors, staff members, and students. Although many are unaware of this HPC system—named BLT for its worker nodes “bacon, lettuce, and tomato”—it is paving the way for current and future research opportunities.Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 interviewed for both scholarships following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believed Kowal was a perfect candidate for these distinguished awards.Benno Kolland BA ’21, a rising sophomore from Santa Cruz, California, has built and launched a rocket to a height of two miles—higher than the altitude of Mount Hood. His next step? Bringing commercial space flight within reach.Student research presentationsSummer science researchPhysics presentationsPhysics presentationsThis summer Lewis & Clark acquired a computational server that will improve the speed and ease of research calculations. Researchers studying computational physics, genetic sequencing, and climate modeling have already begun to imagine how this powerful hardware will enhance their research.Just a year after joining Lewis & Clark, Assistant Professor Mohamed Anber is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant in support of his work in elementary particle physics. With colleagues and students from other departments, Anber is helping build new research capabilities for asking and answering very big questions.The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $79,278 grant to Dr. Mohamed Anber, Assistant Professor of Physics.Each week in June and July, students in the John S. Rogers Research Program present their original findings in front of peers and faculty at the Science Brown Bags. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in science by facilitating student-faculty collaboration on research projects.Graduating seniors Irene Duba and Katie Kowal were selected this May as the inaugural recipients of the Shannon T. O’Leary Award.The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has chosen Associate Professor Shannon T. O’Leary as the 2017 recipient of their Mentor Award. This annual award recognizes a professor for their exemplary work with undergraduate student researchers.Student-athlete Katie Kowal BA ’17, winner of Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor—the Rena Ratte Award—earned degrees in both physics and political science. As the Boulder, Colorado, native heads off to begin a two-year fellowship at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Katie shares some of her favorite and formative Lewis & Clark memories.Lewis & Clark creates pathways to success for first-generation college students interested in science and math.
Eve Lowenstein BA ’16 is one of just 252 scholars selected from a field of 1,150 students nominated by 415 institutions nationwide. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are widely considered the preeminent awards for undergraduates preparing for science careers. Irene Duba BA ’16 garnered an honorable mention.Physics presentations
The National Science Foundation has awarded Lewis & Clark $195,008 in support of Assistant Professor of Physics Shannon O’Leary’s project, “RUI: Coherence-Derived Light Fluctuations for Atomic Magnetometry.”Assistant Professor of Physics Shannon O’Leary receives funding from the National Science Foundation.
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Past EventsNovember 18, 2020
Learn More about the 700+ STEM, Policy, and Technical Internship and Fellowship Opportunities at ORISE!The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation’s scientific workforce.November 10, 2020
Lewis & Clark College and Reed College are collaborating to host a joint Virtual Job Fair!September 16, 2020Students present their summer science research posters via ZoomJuly 21, 2020Summer science summer student researchJune 16, 2020Summer science summer student researchJanuary 27, 2020Deconfinement on Axion Domain WallsDecember 9, 2019November 11, 2019“What Supernovae Reveal About Their Host Galaxies”