Michael Karl Medina (ES’14 Physics (Int.) Major) and Carlos del-Castillo-Negrete (ES’15 Physics Major) are American Physical Society Scholarship recipients for 2012-2013.
The APS Committee on Minorities in physics (COM) has selected 39 students, comprised of 21 new recipients and 18 renewal students, for the 2012-2013 Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors.
The scholarship, which began in 1980, is open to any African-American, Hispanic, or Native American US citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore.
Since its inception, hundreds of undergraduates have received the scholarship, many of whom have gone on to receive PhDs in physics and are now working as physics faculty members in universities, as well as research scientists at corporations and national labs. Some past scholars have also become high school physics and math teachers.