Prize Recipient


Victoria Villar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology



My name is Victoria Ashley Villar, and I am from Vero Beach, Florida. I currently attend MIT and study physics and mathematics. The APS scholarship given to me last year helped me to find a research job studying dark matter and gravitational lensing last semester, along with the opportunity to meet many professors in my department. I am honored to have been renewed for the upcoming school year. My love of astrophysics is continuing to grow, and this summer I am studying X ray binary systems at Louisiana State University.