SPS Leadership Scholarship
Evan Troendle is a physics and music major hailing from Coe College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is very active in Coe's SPS chapter as the event coordinator for the past two years; he was recently reelected to his post and was admitted as a member of ΣΠΣ this spring. Evan is also heavily involved in numerous musical ensembles on campus ranging from chamber choirs to a jazz ensemble where he plays electric guitar. Mr. Troendle is pursuing a graduate path in materials engineering, condensed matter physics or another STEM discipline. This summer, Evan will be on a research exchange grant from the Lehigh IMI to Dr. Edgar Zanotto's lab in Brazil where he will study a thermal anomaly in initially modified glass systems. Evan greatly desires to give back to the physics students of the future as a professor or professional scientist with gratitude for the support he has been given in his physics career as a first-generation scientist.