Prize Recipient


Nicole Banales
Swarthmore College


My name is Nicole Bañales and I am from El Paso, Texas. Attending Swarthmore College next year, I hope to expand my knowledge about the world around me. As a child, I knew that there had to be more than just the empty space and twinkling stars that was my view from my backyard. I want to learn what makes up the universe. The worlds of particles, energy, and galaxies have inspired me to pursue a degree in Physics.