Prize Recipient

Ana Brown

Ana Brown


Background:

I am extremely interested in Physics because its principles form the underpinnings of much of science, thus allowing us a greater depth of understanding in the fields of other science and engineering disciplines, and it enables new unforeseen technologies. I dream of being part of the scientific community working to understand the physical world and use newly gained knowledge to create technology that could transform and better our society. We cannot now foresee what will be made possible through emerging and future discoveries. The possibilities of amazing life-changing innovations that we could create are endless. When we translate discoveries into technology, we may well be able to avoid crisis such as our rapidly developing energy shortage. I aspire to be a researcher leading the way in improving our society through just such innovation and technology. I want to explore and discover new frontiers in human understanding and through this, make a significant contribution to society. A scientist can move society a step further on the path to enlightenment and understanding of the world around us. I currently attend Stanford University where I plan to earn a Bachelors Degree in Physics with a concentration in Biophysics, then go on to Graduate School where I hope to earn a PhD. Some of my hobbies include biking, painting, and Ultimate Frisbee. I play on Stanfords Womens Ultimate Team, and this year we won our third National Champions title in a row.