Class of 2016

Class of 2015

Erik Alfvin ’15 (Shorewood, WI). Capstone Research: The Role of Cold Gas in Low-level Supermassive Black Hole Activity. After Mac: Working on astrophysics research at the University of Minnesota.

Andrew Banman ’15 (Beaverton, OR). Capstone Research: Mid-Infrared Excitation of Graphene. After Mac: Software engineer at SGI working to enable servers and supercomputers in the linux kernel.

Alexandra Boldin ’15 (Washington, DC). Capstone Research: Analysis of Spin Polarization in Half Metallic Heusler Alloys. 

Brittany Ehmann ’15 (Island Lake, IL). Capstone Research: Ultrafast Photoconductivity Measurements of a Thermoelectric Nanocomposite: Tellurium Nanowire/PEDOT:PSS. After Mac: Pursuing M.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Rhyan Foo Kune ’15 (St. Paul, MN). Capstone Research: Liquid Filled Photonic Crystal Fiber Trans- mission Scaling via Refractive Index Scaling.

Coco Jian Zhang ’15 (Beijing, China). Capstone Research: Application of resurgence theory to approximate inverse square potential in quantum mechanics. After Mac: Working in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

Charlotte Martinkus ’15 (Highland Park, IL). Honors Thesis: Do Tidal Interactions Trigger Starbursts in Dwarf Galaxies? 

Ned Molter ’15 (Cedarburg, WI). Honors Thesis: Constraining the Properties of the Metal-Poor ISM with Interferometric CO Observations of Low Metallicity Dwarf Galaxies. After Mac: Research assistant at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Dan Shi ’15 (Loveland, OH). Capstone Research: Investigating Color Management Technologies. After Mac: Working at Procter and Gamble. 

Jared Willard ’15 (Lakeville, MN). Capstone Research: Simulating Correlated Disorder in Spin Glass. After Mac: Software engineer at Infinite Campus.

Class of 2014

Laura Avena ’14 (C─ôsis, Latvia) is pursuing a PhD in inorganic chemistry at MIT.

Ruby Byrne ’14 (Portland, OR) is a technical aide at the 3M Corporate Research Lab in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Michael Darrow ’14 (Menlo Park, CA) is pursuing a graduate degree in Materials Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John Graham ’14 (Wooster, OH) works for the Epic corporation in Verona, Wisconsin.

Aaron Laursen ’14 is a software development engineer for Google at the Mountain View, CA, headquarters.

Melissa Marshall ’14 is a software consultant at ThoughtWorks in San Francisco, CA.

Margaret Molter ’14 (Cedarburg, WI) is a mathematics teacher at Shattuck-Saint Mary.

Minh Nguyen ’14 (Hanoi, Vietnam) is pursuing a PhD in theoretical particle physics at the University of Minnesota.

Class of 2013

Elijah Bernstein-Cooper ’13 (Madison, WI) is an astrophysics PhD graduate student and research assistant, and NSF graduate research fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Allison Einolf ’13 (Portland, OR) is pursuing a PhD in Physical Oceanography at Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science.

Jacob Stein ’13 (Windermere, FL) is a computer programmer for Epic Systems, Madison, WI.

Michael Adams ’13 (Chippewa Falls, WI) is a pilot for the United States Air Force.

Banteaymolu Alebachew ’13 (Minneapolis, MN) is a front-end web developer for Success Factors, an SAP Company, in Minnetonka, Minn.

Ian Cave ’13 (Claremont, CA) is a software developer working in the Twin Cities.

Tyler Hill ’13 (Beaver Dam, WI) is a physics teacher at Wayland Academy.

Christopher Krapu ’13 (Valley City, ND) is pursuing a PhD in hydrology at Duke University.

Nadia Foo Kune ’13 (Minneapolis, MN) is a technical aid intern at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn.

Jacob Moen ’13 (Grand Forks, ND) is pursuing a PhD in seismology at the University of Minnesota.

Samilee Moody ’13 (Mounds View, MN) is a visitor services associate at the Walker Art Center in
Minneapolis, Minn.

Stephen Pardy ’13 (Yarmouth, ME ) is pursuing a PhD in astronomy at the University of Wisconsin.

AnnaLeigh Smith ’13 (Chicago, IL) is working at the 3M Physics Research and Development department in Maplewood, Minn.

Clara Thomann ’13. (Corvallis, OR) is a lab technician at CH2M Hill.

Frederick Wade ’13 (Ormond Beach, FL) is a mechanical engineer for Aerojet corporation.

Class of 2012

Benjamin Alterman ’12 (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) is pursuing a PhD in applied physics at the University of Michigan.

Yilikal Ayino ’12 (Masha, Ethiopia) is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Minnesota.

Martin Blanchard ’12 (Lawrence, Kan.) is pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering at Yale University.

Samuel Levang ’12 (Duluth, Minn. ) is a technical aide in 3M's Corporate Research Materials Laboratory, Woodbury, Minnesota.

Ishiaka Mansaray ’12 (Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a teaching fellow in physics at the Saint Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, through the Penn Residency Masters in Teaching program.

Ryan Marshall ’12 (Plymouth, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Minnesota.

Stephanie Reikine ’12 (Newton, Mass.) is pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University.

Andrew Rich ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) is a software engineer at Thompson Reuters in Eagan, Minnesota.

David Suchy ’12 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) is an investment-banking analyst in the healthcare group at UBS in New York, New York.

Class of 2011 and Before

John Allan ’11 (Portland, Ore.) is pursuing a PhD in astrophysics at the University of Virginia.

Allison Kennedy ’11 (Stillwater, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Minnesota.

Palmer Fliss ’11  (Medway, Mass.), is pursuing a PhD in geobiology at the University of Minnesota.

Michael Richter ’10 (Mercer Island, Wash.) is pursuing a PhD in bioengineering at the University of California–San Diego.

Munadir Ahmed ’10  (Bangladesh) is pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University.

Jennifer Barnes ’09 (North Oaks, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of California–Berkeley.

Jeff Gustafson ’09 (Shoreview, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in physics at Boston University.

Korey Haynes ’09 (Baltimore, Md.) is pursuing a PhD in astrophysics at George Mason University.

Michael Kyslinger '09 (Pfafftown, N.C.) is working at St. Jude Medical Technology's Neuromodulator Division in Portland, Oregon.

Stephan Miller ’09 (New York, N.Y.) is pursuing a master’s in transportation engineering at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Jillian Scudder ’09 (Sarasota, Fla.) is pursuing a PhD in astrophysics at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Matthew Webster ’09 (Arden Hills, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of California–San Diego.

Seth McIntire ’09 (Seattle, Wash.) is in a fellowship program teaching high school physics in Rhode Island.

Reed Andrews ’08 (Bella Vista, Calif.) is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Colorado–Boulder.

Kyle Braam ’08 (Burnesville, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of California–Berkeley.

Innocent Diamini ’08 (Kubuta, Swaziland) is pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering at Duke University.

Emily Gras ’08 (Rochester, Minn.) is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Paul Norman ’08 (Socorro, N.M.) is studying aerospace engineering at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.