2010 Scholars

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

HEB UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment

Classification: Senior
Graduation Year: 2014
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Major: Physics
High School: Friendswood High School
Hometown: Friendswood, TX

About Me

Growing up in a NASA family, I’ve been fascinated with the more cosmic aspects of nature since I was a kid, which is why I want to pursue a career in the field of astrophysics. I feel that the exploration of space is quite possibly one of the most important developments in human history, and would like to be a part of the discoveries therein. Outside of my major, I’m interested in literature, mythology, music, and a healthy amount of sci-fi.

Campus and Community Involvement

I spent most of my first year just getting my bearings as far as campus life is concerned. I’m involved in the Honors College and recently joined the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I’ve been doing  martial arts for most of my life, and will hopefully be getting involved with a martial arts program on campus pretty soon. I also enjoy music, and have been in the University Men’s Chorus every semester thus far.

Awards and Honors

In addition to Tier One, I am also a National Merit Scholar. In high school, I was a member of NHS and among the top 10 percent of my graduating class.

Study Abroad

I’m not actually taking any languages at the moment, but I would love to do an internship or something at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s the largest particle accelerator in the world, and at the forefront of particle physics. Outside of my field, what interests me about study abroad is the opportunity to experience other cultures, as I have never traveled outside of the United States.

Research

I would like to eventually do research in some kind of space physics. I’ve actually just started on some research involving quantum mechanics, but I’m not really far enough along yet to describe what I’m doing. As I’m going into a pure science, I plan to continue research throughout my academic career and beyond.

Future Endeavors

I definitely plan to pursue a PhD in astrophysics or cosmology. From there, I’m not certain exactly what I want to do yet, although working at NASA would be pretty great.