In Memoriam - Michele Dufault (YC’2011 Astronomy & Physics)

April 13, 2011

Michele Dufault died, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, as a result of a tragic accident at Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. She was from Scituate, MA and was a resident at Saybrook College. She was a vital member of the Physics department and was involved in many organizations including the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (2011 at MIT), the Society of Physics Students as co-president with Alan Hutchison (YC’2011 Physics) for the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 terms, the Girls Science Investigations as a volunteer, The Yale Physics Olympics as a volunteer, The DROP Team (2009 and 2010), the 4th International Conference for Women in Physics (master-minding the editing and uploading video), a Summer Student Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Summer 2010). She also had an article published in the Winter 2007 issue of Yale Scientific. Outside of Physics she played in the Yale Precision Marching Band, loved sports and will be missed by all who knew her.

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