Prize Recipient

Katelyn Neese

Katelyn Neese
Princeton University


My name is Katelyn Neese and I will be attending Princeton University as a freshman this fall. I have always wanted to study theoretical physics and astronomy. Sci fi shows were my first inspiration; after conducting some research of my own, I fell in love with the subject. What I love best about physics is that for everything we know, there are a million things that we don’t. Every answer opens up new questions to explore. I intend to pursue a PhD in astrophysics and conduct research.
Outside of physics, I am very active and love to work out and play sports; crew was my passion throughout my high school career. I also enjoy video games and creative writing.