RPI medal award, and a National Merit Scholarship
PGSS was the first opportunity I had to work in a physics research lab. I am currently considering a career in science research. Er, socially, PGSS gave me the opportunity to make plenty of good friends who managed to stay good friends over a year later, despite our lack of proximity (that is quite rare for a summer program). I’m not sure how important this is, but the balance between work and fun wasalso something new for me (I spent a lot of time doing one or the other, but not both), and it helped me relax a bit during my senior year.