Senior Wins Davidson Fellowship

Saumil Bandyopadhyay ('13) has been named a Davidson Fellow by the Davidson Institute. The Davidson Fellowship is rated as one of seven most prestigious undergraduate scholarships by the US News and World Report. Each year, the Institute selects around 20 students nationwide in areas of science, technology, engineering, literature, mathematics, music and philosophy, and awards them scholarships of various amounts in recognition of their achievements.

Saumil was selected as a science Fellow (the only one in the category of physics) and awarded a $10,000 scholarship to use at any US university of his choice. He will be recognized at a special ceremony at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC in October. Saumil was selected for his research on photodetection based on quantum mechanical wavefunction engineering.