Jacob Forstater

Student Profile - Jacob Forstater ('07)

Physics major
Robert Gordon Scholarship
2007 Outstanding Senior Physics Major

I was able to excel academically through the generosity of Walter Curt ('85) and former JMU Physics Department head Raymond Serway, who established the Robert Gordon Scholarship. While this scholarship directly honors Dr. Gordon, a former physics department head, it serves an additional purpose. This scholarship is a testament to the dedicated faculty and the value they hold in their students' education. As a beneficiary of this scholarship, I was able to actively pursue undergraduate research, complete an honors thesis and present it at professional conferences. Because I was supported at JMU, I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am especially grateful for the generous and wholehearted support that these scholarship donors provide. It is truly an unparalleled investment.