Frank Leigh Robeson Scholarship
Early leadership in the development of the Virginia Tech Physics Department was due to the work of one man -
Dr. Frank Leigh Robeson (1884-1974), after whom the physics building is now named.
Dr. Robeson was the first doctorate level physicist at Virginia Tech, and was the author of
a widely adopted physics textbook in the 1940's.
A copy of Dr. Robeson's book is on display in Hahn Hall North Wing.
He served as Department Head from 1918 to 1954.
Click here to read Dr. Robeson's Ph.D. thesis
he submitted to Johns Hopkins University in 1923.
See also: History of the Department of Physics.
In 1995, the Robeson family endowed a scholarship in his honor and memory.
Portrait of Dr. Frank Leigh Robeson in the Robeson Room (Room 304) in Robeson Hall.
The Frank Leigh Robeson Scholarship is awarded to a major who has demonstrated academic achievement,
personal integrity, extracurricular leadership, community services, and an appreciation of physics.
2013 Adam Mills
2012 Andrew Lassiter
2011 William Love
2010 William Love
2009 Curtis Ogle
2008 Daniel Hockensmith
2007 Ben Intoy, Richard Samulski, Alex Wriston
2006 Lake Singh, Stefan Tatka, Emily Wade
2005 Brett Spencer, Annalisa Pawlosky, David Adams
2004 Laura Triplett, Wade Mattox
2003 Christopher Graziul, Heike Kohse-Busch
2002 Beth Ann Reid
2001 James Roberts, Seth Smith
2000 Alma L. Robinson
1999 Kaori Kuroda
1998 Jean A. Hager, Seth D. Hornstein, Michael L. Parks, Leah B. Shaw
1997 Michael L. Parks
1996 Samantha R. Fore, Joseph Vrabel III