Alumni (Scholar)

Ben Gilbert

Randolph P. Barton Family Jefferson Scholar
Charleston, South Carolina
B.S. University of Virginia (2017)
B.S. University of Virginia (2017)


Rodman Council, co-president, advising chair, first year representative, research chair; Jewish Religious Life Council, president; Raven Society SEAS Selections Chair; Presenter, APS April 2017 Meeting and SESAPS 2017 Meeting; Resident Advisor; Department of Physics, Teaching Assistant; Rodman Seminar Instructor, Applied Logic; Paschke group, undergraduate physics researcher; UVA NASA Robotic Mining Team; Spectra, primary editor; Alpha Epsilon Pi; American Lung Association National Volunteer Excellence Award, 2013; Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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