Jochim Named Rossing Physics Scholar

SIOUX FALLS – Augustana senior Bethany Jochim (Pierre, S.D.) has been named a Rossing Physics Scholar for 2010-2011.

Jochim, a physics major, will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education Endowment within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Foundation.

The Fund is named for Dr. Thomas Rossing, an accomplished physics scholar who chose to support the study of physics at colleges and universities affiliated with the ELCA by providing scholarships and other financial aid to exemplary physics students.

A Rossing Scholar for 2009-10, Jochim also won a Goldwater Scholarship in 2009. As an undergraduate researcher, she co-authored four publications, including a featured article in the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.

This summer, Jochim is working at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. She is studying the interaction of intense ultraviolet laser pulses with molecular ions.

Jochim’s research has been funded by National Science Foundation Award PHY-0653598, the National Science Foundation REU program and by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Chemical Sciences Research Programs.

The daughter of Loretta and Michael Jochim of Pierre, Jochim also serves as vice president of the Augustana Chapter of the Society of Physics Students and is a member of the Augustana Band.

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