Student Spotlight: Jared Keown
What drew you to UofL: Park-like atmosphere, college tour and fantastic sports administration program
On-campus involvement: Society of Physics Student (SPS) and teaching an introductory astronomy course as a Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Favorite thing about being a Louisville Cardinal: SPS, how SPS reaches out to a younger audience. SPS puts on an engineering expo for the students sharing knowledge about the basic principles of physics and astronomy.
Favorite things about the city: the culture, museums, seeing plays at the Kentucky Center for the Arts
Current major: Began as a Sports Administration major, after taking an astronomy class, his vision of his future changed. Now, he's a physics major with a concentration in Astronomy.
Favorite professors: Dr. David Brown and Dr. Gerald Williger for their teaching techniques and supreme knowledge in physics.
Favorite class: Upper level astronomy course for physics majors
Current projects: a research project with Dr. Williger, about how stars form from gas and dust clouds in space.
Graduation and beyond: May 2014 and is presently applying to astronomy PhD programs.
Internship experience : Jared has been a part of 2 internship experiences with the National Science Foundation, both were Research Experience for Undergraduates fellowships (REU). During 10-12 weeks you work on a research project with a professor from the school. The first one that he did was at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and the second was at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Virginia both dealing with star formation.
High school attended: Hancock County High School
Hometown: Hawesville, Kentucky