Neal Memorial Undergraduate Scholars - 335982 - University of Michigan


Neal Memorial Undergraduate Scholars Fund for Physics

The late Michigan physicist, Dr. Homer A. Neal, was a world leader in higher education. He devoted his career to ensure cutting-edge science was available to a broad range of students. He was pivotal in creating one of the first national research experience programs for undergraduates. At Michigan, he initiated and developed the popular CERN Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for students to participate in pioneering research at CERN every summer.

Dr. Neal said his own experience at CERN impacted him greatly: “[Being] at CERN as a Fellow in the 1960’s gave me the confidence that I could succeed in physics. This is why I have dedicated myself to making it possible for future students to have the opportunity for a period of study and research at this fantastic laboratory. “

UM Physics wants to continue what Dr. Neal started. In honor of Dr. Neal and his relentless effort, we created the “Homer Neal Memorial Undergraduate Scholars Fund.” The goal of the fund is to carry on Dr. Neal’s legacy of providing our undergraduate students with an impactful, hands-on research experience.

Your 2019 Giving Blueday gift will honor Dr. Neal and give students a research experience in an international or national laboratory such as CERN in Switzerland, J-PARC in Japan, Fermilab in Illinois, or LIGO in Washington or Louisiana. Your donation will help us create an inclusive educational environment by helping all students access research experiences.

0
Days Left
34 Supporters

Thanks To Our Recent Donors!

  • - $10.00

  • - $5.00

  • - $25.00

  • - $50.00

  • - $300.00

  • - $300.00

  • - $500.00

  • - $100.00

  • - $500.00

  • - $500.00

  • - $30.00

  • - $100.00

  • - $100.00

  • - $1,000.00

  • - $100.00

  • - $50.00

  • - $25.00

  • - $50.00

  • - $500.00

  • - $100.00

Description

Support the areas of greatest need such as curriculum development, purchase of teaching and laboratory equipment, and seed research funding. Contributions like this are integral to the continuing success and growth of the Physics Department.

Donations are applied to...

Why are donations necessary?