2010
Alumni (Scholar)

Rob Smithson

Ernest H. and Jeanette P. Ern Jefferson Scholar
Cary, North Carolina
Degrees:
B.A. University of Virginia (2010)
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2016)
Professional Sectors:
Education
Research/Science

Bio:

Madison House, Tutoring Program; Abundant Life Tutoring Program; Resource Recess; Club Swimming; Wind Ensemble; Clarinet Ensemble; Musicians on Call; University Jazz Ensemble; Jazz Chamber Ensemble; Charlottesville/University Symphony Orchestra; Hoo Crew; Outdoors at U.Va.; U.Va. Triathlon Club; U.Va. Cycling Club; ASA Club Swimming Nationals Meet, medalist; First Year Fellowship; Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship; Reformed University Christian Fellowship; U.Va. Hospital, aneurysm research; Undergraduate Research Network, Executive Board, workshops chair; Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society; Raven-ODK First Year Award; College Science Scholar; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Raven Society; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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