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Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Grossman Award

The Grossman Award for graduating seniors

Each year two Grossman awards are presented to graduating seniors in the physics major to recognize their excellence and achievements in undergraduate research and learning. One award is awarded for the overall achievement for the student during his/her undergraduate study and one for research achievement.

Previous awardees


  • Cameron Jennings (overall), "A New Method of Electron Trapping: Superconductor-Semiconductor Heterostructure Quantum Dots"
  • Michael Tennenbaum (research), "Temperature and Magnetic Field Dependent Optical Spectroscopy of Neodymium doped Gadolinium Gallium Garnet"


  • Jessica Clayton (overall), "Optical Properties of ZnO Nanowires"
  • Alan Blatt (research), "Co-operative searching using purely repulsive interactions"