Each year Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences recognizes undergraduates for outstanding academic achievement. For her work in the natural sciences and mathematics, Physics & Astronomy senior Rebecca Diesing was selected as one of three Oliver Marcy Scholars. Oliver Marcy was a professor of natural science at Northwestern from 1862 to 1899 and acting University president for six years. Rebecca’s research advisor is Professor Farhad Yusef-Zadeh.
Earlier in Rebecca’s undergraduate career, she experienced zero gravity as part of Northwestern’s Microgravity Team when she flew aboard NASA’s legendary “Vomit Comet.”