I ended up choosing a physics major because I knew it would help me reach my goal of becoming an experimental scientist.
Learning about physics in high school when I first took AP physics was what really got me interested in the pursing this major in college. I ended up choosing a physics major because I knew it would help me reach my goal of becoming an experimental scientist, and I am most passionate about materials science, experimental condensed matter physics, and crystallography. I hope to begin a Ph.D. program in experimental condensed matter physics next year and eventually work as a research scientist.
I am currently spearheading the revitalization of our second MBE chamber in the UNF physics department’s molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) laboratory. Over the last three months, I’ve been learning how to put together a vacuum chamber of this complexity.
Receiving this scholarship award is impactful to me because I know it will allow me to continue focusing on my studies and pursue this field of science without the stress of the financial burden bogging down my chances of learning everything that I can, becoming proficient in physics, and reaching the goals I’ve set for myself.