Alumni (Scholar)

Will Jacobs

Ann Vernon and Gilbert J. Sullivan Jefferson Scholar
Fredericksburg, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2010)
Ph.D. University of Cambridge (2014)
Professional Sector:


Madison House, Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, Rivanna Trails Foundation, Community Bikes program director; Charlottesville Community Bikes shop manager; The Oculus layout editor; Alternative Spring Break, Charleston, Santa Monica, Saguaro National Park; Jazz Chamber Ensemble; Musicians on Call; Triathlon Club; Triathlon Collegiate National Championship; University Democrats; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; Undergraduate Research Network; Materials Science and Engineering research assistant; U.Va. Computational Materials Group research assistant; U.Va. Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering research assistant; Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik research assistant; Technische Universität München research assistant; Society of Physics Students; Rodman Scholars research coordinator; Gates Cambridge Scholarship; Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship; Virginia Space Grant Consortium Fellowship; Outstanding Physics Major Award; International Mathematical Contest in Modeling honorable mention; Raven-ODK First Year Award; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Tau Beta Phi; Raven Society; Lawn Resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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