A.C. Anderson Undergraduate Research Scholar
This fund supports undergraduate students majoring in physics, preferably in summer research activities, and was established in honor of A. C. Anderson on the occasion of his retirement in the fall of 1992.
Commonwealth Edison/Beryl Bristow Endowed Award
This fund provides academic merit based awards to freshman or sophomore students, with preference given to female students in Physics (LAS or COE), and was established in memory of alumnus Beryl Bristow.
Brittany Daley, 2016 recipient, Commonwealth Edison/Beryl Bristow Endowed Award
Rachel Smith, 2016 recipient, Commonwealth Edison/Beryl Bristow Endowed Award
Year Winners 2016 Brittany Daley, Rachel Smith 2015 Yu Wu 2014 Aya Nawano 2013 Anna Miller, Meredith Staub, Xin Liu 2012 Jennifer Dijohn, Mae Hwee Teo, Rebecca Glaudell 2011 Rebecca Glaudell, Shannon Glavin 2010 Nella Granback 2009 Colleen Meagher 2008 Anne M. Glaudell 2007 Yi Sun 2006 Kristen C. Samuels 2005 Kara D. Lamb 2004 Laura G. Book 2003 Rebecca Jo Rosenblatt 2002 Anuradha Madhavan , Soojin Kwon 2001 Emily J. Baldoni 2000 Cynthia H. Chiang 1999 Heather Smith Help support the Commonwealth Edison/Beryl Bristow Endowed Scholarship Fund fund. Ernest M. Lyman Prize
This award recognizes the outstanding graduating senior physics major and is named for Professor Ernest M. Lyman, a distinguished researcher and teacher who served on our faculty for 36 years.
Isaac Carrasquillo, 2016 recipient, Ernest M. Lyman Prize
Erik Kountz, 2016 recipient, Ernest M. Lyman Prize
Year Winners 2016 Erik Kountz, Isaac Carrasquillo 2015 Elaad Applebaum, Samuel Homiller 2014 Timothy Thorp 2013 James Antonaglia, Rebecca Glaudell, Ryan Swindeman 2012 Kiaran Dave, Suerfu 2011 Lulu Li, Maximo Menchaca, Nicholas Langellier 2010 Nathaniel Burdick 2009 Trent Graham, Zhen Wah Tan 2008 Derek W. Vigil 2007 Laura G. Book 2006 Zane Shi 2005 Wing Ho Ko 2004 Jay B. Hooper 2003 Matt Rakher, Randall L. Cooper 2002 David M. Webber , Hsin Cynthia Chiang 2001 David A. Fike 2000 Kevin Huffenberger 1999 Matthew D. Duez 1998 Alan J. Magerkurth 1997 Jason R. Petta Help support the Ernest M. Lyman Award Fund fund. Jeremiah D. Sullivan Undergraduate Research Scholar
The Jeremiah D. Sullivan Fund for Support of Undergraduate Research was established by family, friends, and colleagues of Jeremiah Sullivan, a Professor of Physics and Department Head (2000-2006) at Illinois from 1973 to his retirement in 2006. The net income from the Fund supports undergraduate research in the Department of Physics including equipment, services, people, and other items related to undergraduate research.
Laura B. Eisenstein Award
This award recognizes the year's outstanding woman Physics student. The award is named for Professor Laura B. Eisenstein, a distinguished biological physicist who served our department and the biological physics community with distinction from 1969 until her untimely death in 1985.
Claire Baum, 2016 recipient, Laura B. Eisenstein Award
Aya Nawano, 2016 recipient, Laura B. Eisenstein Award
Year Winners 2016 Aya Nawano, Claire Baum 2015 Cassandra Victoria Arenz, Katrina Litke, Meredith Staub 2014 Anna Miller, Rebecca Glaudell 2013 Mae Hwee Teo, Michelle Kelley, Shannon Glavin 2012 Colleen Meagher, Nella Granback 2011 Emily Sprague, Nikhita Mansukhani 2010 Joanna Bridge 2009 Anne Glaudell 2008 Sarah E. Messmer 2007 Kara D. Lamb 2006 Lesley Daniels 2005 Laura G. Book 2004 Amy N. Bender , Angela M. Zalucha 2003 Soojin Kwon 2002 Stephanie A. Majewski 2001 Cynthia Chiang 2000 Heather Smith 1999 Catrina D. Benson 1998 Valeria Melechko 1997 Elaine C. Schulte Help support the Laura B. Eisenstein Memorial Fund fund. Lewis C. Hack Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships to the Departments of Physics and Math at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Antonio Dicristofano, 2016 recipient, Lewis C. Hack Scholarship
Sean Lang, 2016 recipient, Lewis C. Hack Scholarship
Kathryn Woessner, 2016 recipient, Lewis C. Hack Scholarship
Year Winners 2016 Antonio Dicristofano, Kathryn Woessner, Sean Lang 2015 John A Whitman, Kathryn Thera Woessner, Sebastian I Alvis 2014 Jonathan Sedlacek, Nathan Chisholm 2013 David Schmid, Jeliazko Jeliazkov, Matthew Wraith 2012 Adam Snyder, Kira Bonk 2011 Colleen Meagher, Thomas Hymel 2010 Bryan Musolf 2009 Danielle Campanella, Gregory Frazier Help support the Lewis C. Hack Scholarship Fund fund. Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
This fellowship supports a summer research position for an outstanding Physics undergraduate student and is named for Professor Lorella M. Jones, a theoretical high energy physicist who served our Department with distinction from 1968 until her untimely death in 1995.
Thomas Diamantopolous, 2016 recipient, Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
Alexander Pandya, 2016 recipient, Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
Sheldon Schlie, 2016 recipient, Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
Garrett Harkness, 2015 recipient, Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
Joseph Mirabelli, 2015 recipient, Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
Zhaowei Zhang, 2015 recipient, Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Award
Year Winners 2016 Alexander Pandya, Sheldon Schlie, Thomas Diamantopolous 2015 Garrett Harkness, Joseph Mirabelli, Zhaowei Zhang 2014 Meredith Eleanor Staub, Patrick Barry, Samuel Homiller, Shivesh Pathak 2013 Britton Jeter, Shannon Glavin 2011 Colleen C. Meagher, Jason A. Dove, William M. Parkin 2010 Andrew Ian Chen, Jacob Smith, Nikhita Mansukhani 2009 Brian Enders, Daniel Carson, Gregory Damhorst, Karen Ng 2008 Caitlin Sullivan, Robert Chamberlain, Zhen Wah Tan 2007 Aaron M. Veicht, Brett A. Wolfe, Scott T. Mayle 2006 Benjamin P. Carls, Caitlin Jo Ramsey, Gleb M. Akselrod, Joshua M. Kunkle 2005 Kyle J. Arnold , Rachel Hillmer , Zane Shi 2004 Danielle E. Chandler , Jonathon A. Van Schelt , Wing Ho Ko Help support the Lorella M. Jones Summer Research Fellowship in Physics fund. People's Choice Awardó Gold Medal
This award recognizes the best student presentation at the annual Department of Physics Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Harshil Kamdar, gold medalist, 2016 People's Choice Award
Year Winners 2016 Harshil Kamdar 2015 Meredith Staub 2014 Scott V. Luedtke 2013 Ryan L. Swindeman People's Choice Awardó Silver Medal
This award recognizes outstanding presentations at the annual Department of Physics Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Jun Hui See Toh, silver medalist, 2016 People's Choice Award
Year Winners 2016 Jun Hui See Toh 2015 Matthew Dwyer 2014 Robert J. Carroll 2013 James A. Antonaglia People's Choice AwardóBronze Medal
This award recognizes outstanding student presentations made at the Department of Physics' annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Sebastian Alvis, bronze medalist, 2016 People's Choice Award
Year Winners 2016 Sebastian Alvis 2015 Jordan Sickle 2014 Tsung-Lin Hsieh 2013 Anna M. Czerepak Richard K. Cook Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes an undergraduate engineering physics student at the end of his or her sophomore and was established in memory of alumnus Richard Cook. A student may receive the award both in their junior and senior year if desired. The award is to be used for books, tuition and lab fees only -- not room and board or personal expenses.
Joshua Johnson, 2016 recipient, Richard K. Cook Scholarship
Anudeep Mangu, 2016 recipient, Richard K. Cook Scholarship
Year Winners 2016 Anudeep Mangu, Joshua Johnson 2015 Arnulf Marley Klaus Taylor 2014 Gino Giannetti 2013 Brian Trundy, Donald Hane, Sean McLaughlin 2012 Ryan Tapping, Shannon Glavin 2011 Stephanie Brandt, Suerfu 2010 Thomas Hymel 2009 Hung Yu Ho 2008 Zhen Wah Tan 2007 Perry A. Chodash 2006 Derek W. Vigil 2005 Aaron M. Veicht 2004 Edward Chih Yuen Kung , Kyle J. Arnold 2003 Jonathon A. Van Schelt 2002 Charles Eric Hansen 2001 Bradley S. Hagan 2000 Wesley Cheong 1999 Jared Mehl 1997 Max L. Schoenberg Help support the Richard K. Cook Physics Scholarship fund. Robert A. Stein Award
This fund supports the recruitment of outstanding undergraduate Physics majors. It should go to a student who graduated from a Chicago Public High School if at all possible. The award was established in memory of alumnus Robert A. Stein by a group of Mr. Stein's family and friends after his untimely death in 1998.
Itamar Allali, 2016 recipient, Robert A. Stein Award
Julia Spina, 2016 recipient, Robert A. Stein Award
Year Winners 2016 Itamar Allali, Julia Spina 2015 Rachael Amaro, Sidney Marie Lower, Zachary Huemann 2014 Jason Kras 2013 Daniel Kumor, Matthew Coon, Sanjay Narasiwodeyar 2012 Alan Selewa, Conan Huang, Danylo Hirnyj 2011 Akshay Ghalsasi, Mark Meyer, Scott Fong 2010 Christopher Lam, Danylo Hirnyj 2009 David Kolschowsky, Michael Brahm 2007 Hannah E. Mcdowell, Nathan M. Pollard 2006 Victor Cervantes 2005 Leslie Bubel 2004 Viqas A. Shah 2003 Nikolas Allen 2001 Emily E. Wright 2000 Michael C. Mulligan 1999 Matthew Reichel Help support the Robert A. Stein Endowed Fund fund. Robert E. Hetrick Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
In recognition of an outstanding independent research by a senior undergraduate physics major.
Harshil Kamdar, 2016 recipient, Robert E. Hetrick Outstanding Senior Thesis Award
Year Winners 2016 Harshil Kamdar 2015 Patrick Barry, Samuel D. Homiller 2014 John R. McCann 2013 Cory Michael Alford, Natasha Sachdeva 2012 Jacob Ruf, Matthew Feickert 2011 Andrew Ian Chen, Benjamin Montet 2010 Nathaniel Burdick 2009 Zhen Wah Tan 2008 Jiongyi Tan 2007 Benjamin P. Carls, Gleb M. Akselrod 2006 Kyle J. Arnold, Zane Shi 2005 Wing Ho Ko , Zachary J. Hensel Shell Foundation Undergraduate Research Scholar
To support summer research positions for outstanding undergraduate physics majors, supported by the Shell Foundation.
Austin Graf, 2015 recipient, Shell Foundation Undergraduate Research Scholar
Cunwei Fan, 2016 recipient, Shell Foundation Undergraduate Research Scholar
Year Winners 2016 Cunwei Fan 2015 Austin Graf 2014 Brenton Noesges, Corey Fyock 2013 Alan Selewa, John Weber 2012 Ryan Swindeman 2011 Clayton Carr 2010 Chien-Chang Kyle Chen , Tage Singh 2009 Abdel Adjibade, Alex S. Dyhdalo, Guangyong Koh, Michael Soo, Michael Witek 2008 Benjamin Thoren, Brendan Sullivan, Jonathan Ryer, Nick Hinton, Philip Chang 2007 Brent A. Chatham, David T. Pignotti, Dustin W. Wooten, Hye Ryong Hazel Kim, Julien A. Ansermet Undergraduate Outreach Achievement Award
To recognize the work of an outstanding undergraduate student involved in Physics Society and/or Physics Van.
Brian Korn, 2016 recipient, Undergraduate Outreach Achievement Award
Year Winners 2016 Brian Korn 2015 Austin Joseph Graf, Taylor A. Sabatini 2014 Katrina Litke 2013 Scott Luedtke 2012 Stephanie Brandt 2011 Andrew Ian Chen, Maximo Menchaca 2010 Andrew Ian Chen 2009 Scott Bowdich 2008 Andrew J. Christensen 2007 Richard A. Carr, Richard C. Korzekwa 2006 Alexander J. Howe, Zane Shi 2005 Kate Jakubas 2004 Wing Ho Ko 2003 Jonathan D. Wilson, Sara W. Pogatshnik 2002 Ann C. Lehman , Timothy J. Mcardle 2001 Daniel M. Kiefer 2000 Daniel Goetz , Tamara Gossman 1998 Gregory J. Bell , Matthew C. Wenger 1997 Curtis Shoaf , Jill Buckley Yee Seung Ng Award
The Yee Seung Ng Award was established by family and friends in memory of Yee Seung Ng, B.S. '74. This award recognizes undergraduate College of Engineering students in the Department of Physics.
Yutao Ma, 2016 recipient, Yee Seung Ng Award
Yinchen Zu, 2016 recipient, Yee Seung Ng Award
Year Winners 2016 Yinchen Xu, Yutao Ma 2015 Cunwei Fan 2014 Tsung-Lin Hsieh 2013 Guannan Liu 2012 Maurice Lee 2011 Anthony Ho