Prize Recipient

Rebecca M. Voorhees

Rebecca M. Voorhees


Background:

I am from Winnetka, Illinois, a small suburb outside of Chicago. My parents will attest to the fact that I when I was little, I had incessant questions. The infamous, ?but why?? at times probably appeared to be the only two syllables my small mouth could form. Now, that I am older, the questions remain, I've just learned when and to whom to ask them. Studying physics I hope will provide me an answer, or answers to some of those same questions. Those phenomena that I have accepted simply on principle will become proven theories, with explanations. But I will always look forward to asking the annoying, but important question: ?but why?? I plan to attend Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut next fall.