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2010 Bjorn Berntson

Bjorn Berntson won the J. Morris Blair Scholarship in Physics. He is originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Bjorn's main research is in the Halley group involving mathematical and computational modeling of condensed matter systems. Bjorn plans to use the scholarship money toward tuition for the final year.

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2010 Zijun Chen

Zijun Chen won the J. Morris Blair scholarship in Physics. He is originally from Guangzhou, China. His main interest in research is Condensed Matter Physics. He plans to use his scholarship funds toward living expenses and tuition for the next two years.

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2010 Simon Gebrehiwet

Simon Gebrehiwet won the Erwin Marquit and Doris Grieser Marquit Undergraduate Scholarship. Originally from St.Paul, his main interests are quantum mechanics, SUSY, and string theory. He enjoys learning the ideas and work that has been done in these fields. He also appreciates what the scientists before have done and is happy that he has the chance to learn in this vast sea of physics.

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2010 Brian Moths

Brian Moths won the Hagstrum Award in Physics. He is originally from New Berlin, Wisconsin, and his research interest is theoretical condensed matter physics. He also plans to use the scholarship money to buy books for graduate school.

Andrew Altobell

2010 Andrew Altobell

Andrew Altobell won the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics. Originally from Virginia, Minnesota (on the iron range), Andrew would eventually like to focus just on theory. He will use his scholarship money toward his fall 2010 tuition.

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2010 Brian Benton

Brian Benton won the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics. Originally from Maple Grove, Minnesota, Brian's main research interest is in nanotechnology and spintronics. He plans to use the scholarship money to pay for his tuition so he doesn't have to take a job during the semester and can focus on his UROP project and honors thesis.

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2010 Colin Clement

Colin Clement won the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics. Colin is originally from Greeley, Colorado, and later attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota. His main research interest right now is condensed matter physics. He plans to use the scholarship to pay for tuition costs.

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2010 Simon Gebrehiwet

Simon Gebrehiwet won the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics. Originally from St.Paul, his main interests are quantum mechanics, SUSY, and string theory. He enjoys learning the ideas and work that has been done in these fields. He also appreciates what the scientists before have done and is happy that he has the chance to learn in this vast sea of physics.

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2010 Laura Kinnischtzke

Laura Kinnischtzke won the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics. Originally from Mankato, Minnesota, Laura is currently performing research in condensed matter, but would also like to learn more about optics. She plans to use her scholarship money for tuition in the upcoming 2010-2011 school year.

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2010 Molly Krogstad

Molly Krogstad won the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics. Originally from Maple Grove, Minnesota. Molly's research interests are still broad, but she's particularly interested in atomic, molecular, and optical physics. She also plans to use the scholarship money to cover the cost of her tuition.


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