Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy

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The Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy is awarded at the College of William and Mary's Charter Day. The faculty presents the award to a deserving undergraduate student. The prize has been endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation of Charlottesville, Virginia. The prize recognizes excellence in the sciences and honors the relationship that Mr. Jefferson enjoyed with Professor William Small, his College tutor in mathematics and natural sciences.

Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy Recipients

1998 Jennifer M. Johnson

1999 Tesla E. Jeltema

2000 Ian J. Swanson

2001 Kenneth J. Davis

2002 Hanley S. Chiang

2003 James F. Cahoon

2004 Vijay R. Dondeti

2005 Megan E. Dellinger

2006 Paul A. Smith

2007 Kendra L. Letchworth

2008 Ashwin Rastogi

2009 Kelly K. Hallinger

2010 Lauren E. Miller

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