News of the College May 2004

Reed’s second Churchill Scholarship in two years
goes to Moira Gresham

Moira GreshamReed senior Moira Gresham ’04 of Cheney, Washington, has become the second Reed student in two years to be awarded a prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study for one year at Churchill College at England’s Cambridge University. Gresham, who is majoring in mathematics and physics at Reed, is interested in using the opportunity to further her study of particle physics on a theoretical level. Andrew Essin ’03, also a physics major, won a Churchill Scholarship last year.

Gresham is working on her senior thesis exploring growth problems in two dimensions. She was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the 2003-04 academic year and has had internships studying particle physics at the CERN particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, California. Gresham plans to attend graduate school after her studies in Cambridge, pursue a Ph.D. in physics, and eventually go on to conduct theoretical research and teach at the university level.

At least 11 Churchill Scholarships are awarded each year to students of exceptional ability by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. In addition to the opportunity for graduate study, the scholarships offer the chance to experience life in Britain, forge friendships with British students and those from other countries enrolled at Cambridge, see something of Europe and lands beyond, see the United States from a new perspective, and gain personal insights from living abroad and adjusting to new challenges. End of Article

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Reed Magazine May 2004
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