Gustavus Alumna Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Posted on May 4th, 2007 by

The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Defense

The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Defense

Gustavus alumna Kelly Younge was recently awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Younge graduated from Gustavus in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, and is currently in the doctoral program in physics at the University of Michigan. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research chose Younge among 200 recipients for the NDSEG Fellowship out of more than 3,400 applicants.

During her time at Gustavus, Younge was involved in the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society. She worked closely with Professor of Physics, Paul Saulnier and together they authored a paper titled “A Model System for Examining the Radial Distribution Function,” which was published in the American Journal of Physics in 2004.

In addition to her involvement with the physics program, Younge tutored calculus students and played in the handbell choir. Saulnier describes Younge as someone who is smart, energetic, confident, and skilled at both theoretical and laboratory work. Younge says she credits a lot of her success “


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