Astrophysics Major Dan Wik named 2002 Goldwater Scholar

Dan Wik, an astrophysics major in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, was recently named a 2002 Goldwater Scholar. Goldwater Scholarships are awarded through a national competition to college sophomores and juniors majoring in science, engineering and mathematics, Selection is based on academic achievement and future potential.

Wik is currently involved in research with Professors Peter Jung and Tom Statler. During summer 2001 he was a research assistant at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona; he was recently chosen for a similar appointment in summer 2002 at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wik plans to pursue doctoral studies in astronomy after graduating from Ohio University in 2003. [April 2002]

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