University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Undergrad Scholarship

The A. O. C. Nier Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics

                                                       

Recognizes exceptional achievement in academic work, research or both. At least one letter of recommendation is required. Both Physics and Astrophysics majors are eligible for this scholarship.
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Michael Laraia

Laraia receives the 2019 Nier Scholarship

Michael Laraia received the 2019 A.O.C. Nier Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics.

Nakato receives 2019 Nier Scholarship

Yuka Nakato received the 2019 A.O.C. Nier Scholarship in Physics.

Aaron Breidenbach

Breidenbach wins 2018 Nier Scholarship

Aaron Breidenbach won the A. O. C. Nier Scholarship in Physics.

Aaron Hamann

Hamann wins 2017 Nier Scholarship

Aaron Hamann won the 2017 The A.O.C. Nier Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics.

Vikram Nagarajan

Nagarajan wins 2016 Nier Scholarship

Vikram Nagarajan won the 2016 Alfred O. C. Nier Scholarship in Physics. Vikram does research on the synthesis of the high-temperature superconductor mercury barium copper oxide with advisor Martin Greven. He plans to use his award for tuition as well as possibly visiting potential graduate schools. He is originally from Plymouth, MN.

Michael Revering

Revering wins 2016 Nier Scholarship

Michael Revering won the 2016 Alfred O. C. Nier Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics. Revering's research is in data acquisition for CMS,(an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider) such as writing firmware for data transmission, creating databases to store test results, or writing software used to process data.He plans to use the monetary part of the reward to support travel to CERN this summer, where he will continue his research He is originally from South Minneapolis.

2015 Yijia Liu

Yijia Liu won the A. O. C. Nier Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics.

Chris Phenicie

2015 Chris Phenicie

Chris Phenicie won the 2015 A. O. C. Nier Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics. Chris' research is currently with Russell Holmes in the Material Science department, focusing on the crystallization of organic semiconductors with future applications to solar cells. The research mostly consists of depositing thin films of newly developed materials and using a microscope to image them as they crystallize.He plans to put the money toward rent, and (with luck) travel for grad school abroad. He is originally from Burnsville, MN.

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2014 Kelly Stifter

Kelly won the A.O.C. Nier Scholarship as well as an Outstanding T.A. Award.

2013 Nicholas Kruger

Nicholas Kruger is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. His research focus is in Ferromagnetic spin transport in semiconductors, under advisor Paul Crowell. Nicholas plans to use the award money for on tuition and books for next semester.


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