Washington & Lee University
NIST Research Intern
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Taylor Colaizzi, a rising senior double majoring in physics and music at Washington and Lee University, is excited to join the SPS team as an intern at NIST this summer. A Johnson Scholar and Questbridge Scholar, Taylor is president of the Questbridge Chapter on campus and enjoys volunteering at the local Habitat for Humanity in his free time. A member of the Instrumental Conducting Mentorship Program, Taylor leads the upper woodwinds in the University Wind Ensemble as well as the bass section for the internationally-touring University Singers. Taylor's campus employment includes working at the ITS HelpDesk and serving as a Teaching Assistant for the Electrical Circuits course. Outside of academics, Taylor loves spending time with his family and dog Shaggy, and he enjoys riding roller coasters at his hometown's amusement park, Cedar Point. After graduation, Taylor plans to pursue a Ph.D. and teach future students at the post-secondary level.