Joshua Fuchs ’11 to Present Physics Research at Conference in Croatia


Publication Date: 6/5/2009

Joshua hanging upside down in NASA’s C-9 aircraft last summer

Joshua Fuchs ’11, a physics major from Austin, Texas has been invited to present his research at the Twenty-Fourth International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) held in Split, Croatia August 10-18. 

Fuchs, who holds the Jack H. Taylor Fellowship in Physics at Rhodes, was one of only two U.S. students selected by the national Society of Physics Students (SPS) to receive an Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research, which earned him the opportunity to present at the ICPS this summer. In addition to granting Fuchs a $500 honorarium, the award will cover his expenses, transportation, room, board, and registration for the conference.

The Rhodes’ chapter of the SPS also received a $500 award in conjunction with Fuchs’ recognition. During the 2009-10 academic year at the SPS national meeting, he will deliver an oral presentation on research he conducted with five other students and physics professors Brent Hoffmeister and Deseree Meyer Brittingham as part of the 2008 NASA microgravity team.