Prize Recipient

Diana Grijalva

Diana Grijalva


Background:

Hello, my name is Diana Grijalva. First and foremost, I would like to thank the American Physical Society for their generous scholarship and for the opportunity to converse with accomplished individuals who are offering their own knowledge of experience in the highly competitive and challenging field of physics. I know that this money and mentorship will prove to be invaluable as I strive to reach my ultimate goal, to be an astrophysicist. A little bit about myself: I just recently graduated from J.M. Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas and will be attending Boston University this fal. I was extremely active in school during my four years there, participating in track, cross-country, German Club, Teen Volunteer Corps, National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, National Hispanic Institute, and Voice for All Animals. This year I proudly sered as the Student Council historian and president of our school's UIL Science Team. Four years from now, I will have a degree in physics and astronomy from Boston University and, hopefully, years of research in this area. With this solid background I intend to eventually earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics, enabling me to engage in much research and perhaps even spend some time on the future space station.