Bridgewater College student Rachel M. Zarin was awarded the Dale V. Ulrich Physics Scholarship, which honors a former professor of physics and dean and provost of the college.
The $1,490 scholarship, based on academic merit, is given annually to an outstanding junior in the physics department.
Zarin, a health and exercise science and applied physics double major, is the daughter of Ron and Debbie Zarin of Woodstown, N.J. Zarin is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Sigma Pi Sigma, a national physics honor society.
As a member of the college’s Flory Honors Program, Zarin studied at Oxford University during Bridgewater’s 2019 May Term.
Zarin is a member of the Pre-med Society and the Physics Club. She serves as a physics lab teacher’s assistant and as a physics tutor.
Ulrich, who came to Bridgewater in 1958, served for 38 years on the Bridgewater faculty—15 years as dean of the college, nine years as provost and 14 years as professor of physics. He retired in 1999 and lives in Bridgewater, Va.