Prize Recipient

Marco Cruz-Heredia

Marco Cruz-Heredia
California Institute of Technology


Background:

I am from Puerto Rico where I lived until my junior year when I moved to Arlington, VA. I had planned to study math or engineering until I took AP Physics C and chose to study physics instead. The reason physics captivates me so, is that it attempts to make sense of the world as a beautifully ordered system where everything has an explanation. I will be attending the California Institute of Technology in the fall where I intend to study physics and do research in the field. This summer I will be participating in Caltech's FSRI program which is a five week research assignment for incoming freshmen.