Prize Recipient

Laura Burton

Laura Burton


Background:

I have always been interested in the universe. I have looked up into the stars, wondering if man will ever be able to discover its mysteries. I wanted to contribute to the endless discovery of knowledge about the universe. That is how I discovered physics. I was intrigued by the past and potential future in the field. I want to search for more answers about the state and origin of the universe. My goal is to do astrophysical research for NASA.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida and was one of the top ten students in my class. I received awards as the top calculus student this year and top physics student in the school for the past two years. I am going to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts this fall study I the field of physics. From there I will begin my quest in search for answers, leading to my goal for the future.