- Goldwater Scholarship (2010)
Jennifer Kulow is a junior earning BS degrees in astrophysics, biology, and physics. She will receive up to $7,500 for her one-year scholarship. Time management is an art that this Nashville, Ind., native has perfected. In addition to her triple major, Kulow plans to complete minors in mathematics and chemistry. The fact that she is also a member of the university's track and field team makes her accomplishments even more impressive. Her hard work earned her recognition as a 2009 Academic All-Big Ten athlete and scholar.
Kulow credits her father, Carl Kulow, a lecturer in our department, with sparking her interest in science. She has fond memories of helping him set up lab experiments when she was younger. Kulow works with astronomer Constantine Deliyannis, studying the photometry of open-star clusters. She participated in Biology's yearlong lab course, the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience (IFLE), and is a member of the IU Science, Technology and Research Scholars program (IU STARS). Kulow dreams of becoming an astronaut.