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Robert A. Ellis Scholarship in Physics
|Scholarship Provider:||National Society of Black Physicists|
|Description:||Bob Ellis earned his doctorate at the University of Iowa. Upon obtaining his Ph.D., he was a professor at Tennessee A&I (now Tennessee State University) where he had taught before leaving for Iowa to earn his doctorate. In 1956 he began working with a group in Princeton working on Project Matterhorn, which was studying magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas in stellarators for controlled fusion. He quickly became a key member of the team. From 1956 until his death in 1999, Robert Ellis was head of experimental projects at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He was internationally recognized as a pioneer in modern experimental plasma physics.
This scholarship is supported the friends and colleagues of Dr. Ellis at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
|School Type Requirement:||Four Year College or Research University
|Applicant Class Requirement:||Junior or Senior
|Minority Status Requirement:||African American
|Length of Award:||One Time Award
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