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UW-Eau Claire Student Receives
Grant for Physics Research Project
MAILED: Dec. 20, 2000

          EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student recently received a grant from the Materials Research Society for work on his research project.
          Jack Kollwitz, a junior physics major from New Auburn, received $1,000 to work on his research project, “Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nanometer-Sized Projections Developed During Ion Bombardment,” which looks at nanometer-sized artifacts that form on the surface of materials bombarded by a low energy ion beam.
          “Receiving this grant shows how important the results are to people in the materials science field,” Kollwitz said. “Knowing someone is waiting for the results of our research is the most fulfilling part of doing the research.”
          Dr. Kim Pierson, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is Kollwitz’s faculty mentor. Kollwitz and Pierson will present the results of their work at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Kentucky Mar. 15-17 and at the Materials Research Society in California April 16-20.
          Kollwitz will use $770 of the grant to purchase supplies for experiments. The remainder will be a stipend for his work.
          Kollwitz is one of 40 recipients of this year’s awards.
          Contact Kollwitz at (715) 832-3556 or Pierson at (715) 836-5009 for more information.

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Updated: Dec. 20, 2000