Above are physics graduates Ashlyn Rickard (left) and Wren Gregory (right). See their research talk given during their senior year.
Matthew Fisher received the following offers his senior year: Presidential Fellowship, College of Optics and Photonics, Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), University of Central Florida, $25,000 twelve-month award plus 100% of tuition and fees estimated for an additional $13,500, which he accepted; Graduate Assistantship, Department of Nuclear Engineering, MIT ($1930 per month, September through May) plus tuition, which he declined; Graduate Research Assistantship, Optical Science Center, University of Arizona (academic year salary of $14,187 plus tuition and fees in the amount of $6200 and summer opportunities), which he declined.
Jeff Tharp was awarded a teaching assistantship at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where received a masters in Optical Science and Engineering. He has since joined his former UNC Asheville fellow classmate Matt Fisher in a Ph.D. program at the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida.
UNC Asheville has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for advanced work and research. To the right is Sarah Baxter and Charles Hudson in the laser lab. Sarah’s offers her senior year were: a $17,150 Fellowship, John Hopkins University, Molecular Biophysics (she accepted); a $15,500 Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, Molecular Biophysics (she declined); a $19,000 Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Biomedical Sciences (she declined).