Webster & Sara Schoene Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Both Web and Sara Richardson (who were classmates at VT in the class of 1932) taught in the Virginia Tech Physics Department for
several decades, Web from 1936 and Sara from 1948, until they both retired in 1972.
In addition to their work with the introductory courses, where they were
known for their exacting standards, Sara developed a course called “household physics,” while
Web developed an X-ray laboratory where he constructed extensive apparatus of which he was justly
proud, and which was used by many of the first graduate students in physics at Virginia Tech.
After Web passed away in October 1997 and Sara in January 1998, this scholarship was established by
family members in their memory.
The Webster & Sara Schoene Richardson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998.
2013 Keith Tauscher
2012 Peter Raum
2011 Charles Baker
2010 Sara Case
2009 Micah Eassa
2008 Siddharth Venkat
2007 Jonathan Doughty, Daniel Hockensmith, Paul Trampert
2006 Elizabeth Bonnell, Laura Triplett
2005 Anna Belak, Adam Larsen
2004 Michael Robertson, Brett Spencer, Colin Beal
2003 Travis Merritt, Annalisa Pawlosky
2002 Andrew Fenley, Zachary Lewis, Edouard Bernard, Jeremy Saria, Jason Tabeling
2001 Christopher Graziul
2000 Beth Reid
1999 Kaori Kuroda