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Undergraduate Program

Awards

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Fujimara Prize

Awarded to a sophomore who represents The Institute’s values of academic excellence, research, and campus citizenship.

2019 winner: Doran Teverovsky


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Kevin Thompson Prize

Awarded to a student who demonstrates a keen interest in optical design and/or
metrology.

2019 winner: Max Bruggeman


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Britton Award

Awarded to a first-year undergraduate who has excelled academically and, through his or her actions, demonstrates a keen interest in Optics.

2019 winner: Megan Frost


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Optics Faculty Prize

Awarded to a senior who best exemplifies the ideals of character, scholarship, and service.

2019 winners: Katherine Donnelly and Colleen Stone


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H.D. Polster Prize

Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated through academic performance or a special project, unusual ability in the field of optics.

2019 winner: Ankur Desai


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Sommargren Research Award

Awarded to a deserving undergraduate studying the field of optics.

2019 winners: Dylan Beckman and Nicole Naselaris


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Donald M. Barnard Prize

Awarded to a senior who: is majoring in engineering, has been accepted into one of the University of Rochester’s masters programs, and shows personal achievement as well as good personal qualities.

2019 winner: Jake Rosvold


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G. Harold Hook Prize

Awarded to the student who has demonstrated an above average interest in engineering. Academic standing need not be considered. Special consideration will be given to financial need.

2019 winner: Guoxin Li


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Charles L. Newton Prize

Awarded to a student in HSEAS who shows special proficiency in some subject connected with engineering, and who has conducted research, given a presentation, or published a paper.

2019 winner: Andrew Howard