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The Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy is awarded at William & Mary's Charter Day. The faculty presents the award to a deserving undergraduate student. The prize has been endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation of Charlottesville, Virginia. The prize recognizes excellence in the sciences and honors the relationship that Mr. Jefferson enjoyed with Professor William Small, his College tutor in mathematics and natural sciences.

Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy Recipients

Year Recipient
1998 Jennifer M. Johnson
1999 Tesla E. Jeltema
2000 Ian J. Swanson
2001 Kenneth J. Davis
2002 Hanley S. Chiang
2003 James F. Cahoon
2004 Vijay R. Dondeti
2005 Megan E. Dellinger
2006 Paul A. Smith
2007 Kendra L. Letchworth
2008 Ashwin Rastogi
2009 Kelly K. Hallinger
2010 Lauren E. Miller
2011 Harry Gao
2012 Ari Cukierman
2013 Brian A. Rabe
2014 Stephen Cameron
2015 Will Bergan
2016 Isaac Alty (co-recipient)
2016 Andrew Halleran (co-recipient)
2017 Ben Zhang
2018 Likhitha Kolla
2019 Jacopo Gliozzi
2020 Grace Solini
2021 Olivia Ding
2022 Mikayla Huffman
2023 Yuxin Qin
2024 Robby Gourdie


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