Physics graduate Hannah Weaver ’14 has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship.
She will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing an intensive master’s-level teacher education program at University of Michigan. Given by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the fellowship program recruits recent college graduates studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields with a commitment to teach for at least three years at a high-need Michigan school.
At Lafayette, Weaver worked on research using high-resolution laser spectroscopy to study the structure of several excited states of atomic cesium. She presented her work at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics in Quebec, and it was published in Physical Review, a leading international peer-reviewed journal.
Her work earned her a Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.
With a minor in classical civilizations, Weaver took part in research with Markus Dubischar, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures. She also joined six other students and two professors on a Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education team that worked with high school students in poverty-stricken Antananarivo to mentor them in the American college application process.
For information on applying for scholarships and fellowships, contact Julia A. Goldberg, associate dean of the College, (610) 330-5521.