Rhodes College physics major Giuliana Hofheins ’22 has been selected to receive a Society of Physics Students (SPS) Leadership Scholarship for $4,000 based on her outstanding academic performance and SPS participation. She is co-founder of Rhodes’ Aerospace Engineering Club and president of SPS at Rhodes.
Hofheins, who is also pursuing a minor in mathematics, authored proposals that resulted in the Rhodes SPS chapter receiving two research awards to be used toward building RHOK-SAT, a 10x10x10-centimeter satellite that will be launched by NASA between 2022 and 2025. The Rhodes team is working in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma.
In addition, Hofheins is a physics tutor, a member of the American Physical Society Sigma Pi Sigma, and a volunteer at the local Refugee Empowerment Program. She also was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society her junior year.
“The amount of opportunities and support I’ve gained from the Rhodes’ Department of Physics and Society of Physics Students organization is immeasurable,” says Hofheins. “In the past three years as an SPS member, I’ve grown from a first-year just looking to be involved to the president of the chapter who has planned community-wide events such as Pumpkin Drop and authored small-satellite research grants. Our close-knit physics department has been vital to my experience, with professors and students alike forming a community where we have the confidence and encouragement to achieve at the highest level.”
This summer, Hofheins is working as a digital communications technical intern at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA.
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