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Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

JQI Fellows Christopher Monroe and Victor Yakovenko, were recognized as mentors of the high-achieving students Geoffrey Ji and Zachary Siegel (respectively), who were named the 2014-2015 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. Ji currently works ion trap quantum information in Monroe's group and Siegel works on ultracold atomic gases with Trey Porto. According the the program's site, "The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the University of Maryland’s most successful seniors and their designated University faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship." For more information about the scholars and program, visit http://www.ugst.umd.edu/merrill/aboutmpsp.html