UNH Engineering-Physics major Tyler Chapman, a 2017 Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention.
UNH Engineering Physics Junior Tyler Chapman has received recognition as a 2017 Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention. From a field of nearly 1300 nominees, 240 were selected as Goldwater Scholars and 307 were recognized as Honorable Mentions. Goldwater Scholars were selected based on academic merit from fields including natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering, with only 51 engineering students being named as Scholars.
Tyler’s nomination highlighted several aspects of his experience at UNH, including both a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) award and an International Research Opportunity (IROP) award that he received from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research. The latter will support his travel and housing expenses while he collaborates with researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway and also at the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway for 9 weeks during the summer of 2017. While abroad, he will enhance the design of an Ultraviolet Photometer that we plan to fly on a sounding rocket in the future to investigate the aurora. Tyler has also been very involved with robotics through the UNH Robotics Club, as part of a team to develop a swarm of autonomous robots in support of NASA goals and he has served as a Learning Assistant in the Physics department, a position where upper level undergraduate students help freshman and sophomore students.