Dartmouth Students Recognized by National Scholarship Programs

Dartmouth Now

April 27, 2011

By Kelly Seaman

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mentions to Marissa Lynn ’13 and Jeremy Brouillet ’13

Brouillet, who came to Dartmouth from Palo Alto, Calif., was awarded an honorable mention by the Goldwater program as well. He is a sophomore engineering physics major. Following graduation from Dartmouth, Brouillet plans to pursue a PhD in materials science. He foresees combining science and entrepreneurship, conducting research in photonics, and launching businesses to bring products based on his findings to market. Solar panels and optical computing are two areas which Brouillet anticipates exploring.

At Dartmouth, Brouillet has worked in the laser lab at Thayer School, chaired the Dartmouth Night bonfire build, and has worked on lighting design for a number of Department of Theater and Hopkins Center productions.

Brouillet points to his work in the project-based course “Introduction to Engineering” as an example of the ways the College gives him opportunities to excel: he and his teammates chose to focus on improving the energy efficiency of theater lights. “The class gave us both the resources and the impetus to work on a complicated technical problem; we were able to improve the efficiency of a top-of-the-line commercial theater light.” He continues, “It is rewarding for me to be able to work on a meaningful project and produce work I can be proud of. I am glad that the effort I have put into engineering and research in the sciences has been recognized by the Goldwater Foundation, and that Dartmouth supported me in the fellowship application process.”

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