Professor Darien Wood in the D-Zero Experiment control room at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Photo credit Fermi National Accelerator Lab.

Nobel Day

  by Faculty Fellow and Professor of Physics Darien Wood I was every excited to hear the big news today that the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs.  The prize recognizes work they did almost fifty years ago on the development of the Higgs mechanism which is responsible for giving […]

Carey Rappaport

The Most Important Thing I Learned in Undergrad

During our recent Scholars orientation the Faculty Fellows and I answered the question, “What was the most important thing you learned while an undergraduate?”  The responses were wonderfully rich. Professor Cram spoke about the importance of absorbing and categorizing large amounts of information, a skill she cultivated in her first college major — art history. […]

Professor Cram awarded teaching honors.

Meet Our New Faculty Fellows

The University Scholars Program is delighted to announce the addition of two new Faculty Fellows to our team: Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport from the College of Engineering and Professor Erin Cram of the College of Science. Their tremendous talents as researchers, evident enthusiasm for working with students, and delight in creative collaborations will surely be […]