Angela Harper (’17) was awarded the 2017 LeRoy Apker Award, in recognition for outstanding achievements in Physics. This award is given by the American Physical Society and two awards are presented each year, one to a student from a Ph.D. granting institution, and one to a student from a non-Ph.D. granting institution. Angela was selected for her contributions to printed electronics research and outstanding leadership of the Society of Physics Students and Society of Women in STEM fields.
Angela worked in Prof. Jurchescu’s group and together with postdoctoral researcher Peter Diemer developed the first ever laser printed transistor.
While an undergraduate at WFU she also won a Goldwater fellowship, the Churchill fellowship and the NSF graduate research fellowship. She is now a graduate student at Cambridge University in UK.