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Benjamin Kulas is a junior at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He is majoring in physics with concentrations in both professional physics and astrophysics and minors in mathematics and computer science. Benjamin is the President of the MTSU SPS chapter and has been an active SPS member since his first semester; he served as chapter treasurer last year. Benjamin has thoroughly enjoyed participating in chapter activities, Zone 8 meetings, and the 2016 PhysCon Quadrennial Congress. He tutors weekly for the Physics and Astronomy department. He is also a member of the “Jedi Academy” telescope training program at MTSU, where he assists with telescope setup as well as education of students and community members during night labs and monthly Star Parties hosted at the MTSU observatory. His summer 2017 research plans include computer modeling of high-purity germanium detectors searching for neutrinoless double beta decay at Black Hills State University and the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. In addition to physics and astronomy activities, Benjamin is a member of the editorial staff of Scientia et Humanitas; an active member of Omicron Delta Kappa; Student Vice President for Phi Kappa Phi; and was recently inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma. He enjoys various volunteer activities as well as reading, ice skating, board games, and video games. Benjamin plans to earn a Ph.D. and teach at the university level while pursuing a research career in theoretical physics, possibly studying quantum gravity.