Congratulations to Kalista Schauer who has been named as a Goldwater Scholar!
Kalista is a Physics Major and Photonics Minor. She began conducting research during her yearling year with a project titled “Energy conditions for a quantized scalar field in the presence of an external, time-dependent Mamaev-Trunov potential.”
Kalista is now working on a joint USMA-Army Research Labs project titled “Optical buffering in a bottle microresonator on an optical fiber,” as well as another project titled “Photonics Integrated Circuit”.
She has completed summer internships at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Army Research Labs. Kalista is the captain of the parliamentary debate team, a CRLA peer tutor, a member of the Society of Women Engineers, and a volunteer for STEM outreach and diversity inclusion programs.
Kalista will pursue a Master of Science in Physics and eventually a Ph.D. in Particle Physics.