Monika Mohacsi -- Adelphi University
Monika Mohacsi -Leadership Scholarship
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
is a physics major in the Honors College at Adelphi University
, planning to also pursue an electrical or mechanical engineering degree at Columbia University
upon completion of her
physics degree in 2013.
As treasurer of Physics Club, she has been on the executive board since freshman year and has helped plan campus-wide fundraiser events, outreach programs like Lab for Kids, and the 2012 SPS Zone 2 Physics Conference.
Lab for Kids is an annual event in which the Physics Club
invites high school students from the surrounding area to campus where the club members lead the students in several interesting hands-on projects during the day.
The program is designed to promote interest in pursuing physics after high school.
This year Monika
helped draft a successful Future Faces of Physics proposal to help fund this outreach effort.
attended the 2011 SPS Zone 2 Meeting in Ithaca, which inspired the 2012 SPS Zone 2 Physics Conference to be hosted by Adelphi University
helped develop the budget and worked with the other officers to put together a schedule of events, advertise to the community, and secure two main speakers, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. Elna Nagasako, which made this event a success.
This summer, Monika is currently working at the University of Michigan in a Physics REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program, on an experiment involving atom trapping and cooling of Rubidium atoms.
After the summer, Monika hopes to continue researching in an optics-related field of physics, as she begins her final year at Adelphi University.