The College of Wooster
AIP/ Society of Rheology History
The Society of Rheology
A lot of times we hear these big names within a field and know nothing about them. This summer, I have worked to put together biographies for the Society of Rheology Fellows. These include everything from accomplishments to where they began. It also takes a look at how these fellows have helped the Society throughout the years. This way we get to discover who is behind the name and how they have come to the place they are. We get to see past just the great discovery that got them their awards into the service they have provided and some insight about their lives as scientists.
I recently graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio with a degree in Physics. This fall I will be attending the University of Toledo pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics. I have been part of my SPS chapter since my first year of college and served as president of my chapter for two years. I also recently served on the SPS National Council as the Associate Zone Councilor for Zone 7. Through SPS, I have had the opportunity to pursue some other interests including science communication which I have really grown to enjoy. I also have always been curious about the history of science, so I am incredibly excited to work as a history intern for the Society of Rheology this summer.
I have had the opportunity to work on forest fire research at Wooster, carbon nanotube research at the University of Utah, and pesticide deposition research at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Station for the USDA. My senior thesis was on using stellar streams to find dark matter in the Milky Way. Aside from physics, I also really enjoy Irish dance and playing percussion in the band, both things I hope to find ways to pursue in graduate school as well.