The National Science Foundation awarded Graduate Research Fellowships to four recent Williams College physics majors or astrophysics majors. Allen Davis ’14 is studying astronomy at Yale University. Cristina Knapp ’13 is studying condensed matter physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Gabe Lewis ’13 is studying glaciology at Dartmouth College. Alice Sady ’13 is studying particle physics at Johns Hopkins University.
Williams physics majors Ilya Amburg ’14, Joel Clemmer ’12, Julia Cline ’15, and Nathan Schine ’13 all received honorable mentions.
Including all majors, a total of 10 current seniors or recent Williams graduates won NSF fellowships this year and 12 more received honorable mentions. Over the past 20 years 135 Williams graduates have won NSF fellowships, an exceptionally large number for a college our size.
The NSF is a highly competitive national fellowship that covers the cost of three years of graduate study at virtually any university in the United States.