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  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • College of Wooster, Dance and Physics  '18
  • Host Institution: Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Mentor: Mini Wadhwa

Justine Walker is a Dance and Physics double major from the College of Wooster. She has been interested in a STEM career; her family still keeps a drawing she made in the first grade where she responded to the prompt of “A scientist is…” with the answer “a girl.”

As a student, Justine has served as an officer of the Physics Club, a member of the Executive Team of a multicultural program called C3 (Cross Cultural Connections). She has worked as an undergraduate researcher for multiple labs, and earned the title of Clare Boothe Luce Scholar. She completed an internship in the Bioscience Division at SRI International. 

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Justine worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation on the Modeling and Simulation team, with a primary focus onFlight Dynamics for the Dream Chaser project. She worked on expected casualty analysis for reentry and on the flight dynamics simulation of the Dream Chaser.

Justine is currently gathering data for her yearlong senior thesis project on the physics of dance in various gravities. In the next few months, she will be finishing her manuscript, presenting it to the American Physical Society, and completing her undergraduate degrees.