CDT Schauer Selected by Stanford as Knight-Hennessy Scholar
CDT Kalista Schauer ’21, a physics with honors major from Corpus Christi, Texas, has been selected by Stanford University as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, allowing for continued academic study following graduation and commissioning in May as an aviation officer.
Schauer has worked on numerous research projects spanning quantum field theory, photonics, and quantum optics. She has been published in the Journal of Undergraduate Physics twice for her papers “Optical Buffering in a Bottle Microresonator” and “Quantum Inequalities and Particle Creation in the Presence of an External, Time Dependent Mamaev Trunov Potential”. She has interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the MiniCarb satellite development team and at Los Alamos National Laboratory on the Curiosity Rover team. Additionally, Schauer serves on the Brigade Trust team for sexual assault and harassment prevention and has served as the Debate Team captain for over two years. After West Point, Schauer will pursue a master’s degree at Stanford University in Applied Physics and hopes to work on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory project, researching quantum optics, materials science, and gravitational waves.
We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of Cadet Schauer. This most recent announcement of Cadet Schauer as a Knight-Hennessey recipient and a Goldwater scholar last spring is an acknowledgment of her character, intellect, and accomplishments over the last four years. We’re proud that this bright young leader will continue to advance her academic studies at Stanford as an Army officer and strengthen partnerships through her involvement and contributions to this world-class institution. Congratulations, Kalista!