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Martha and John Hicks Scholarship Fund receives additional gift

The scholarship fund supports undergraduate students with financial need who participate or have interest in the following student organizations: Women in Science and Engineering or the Society of Women Engineers. | Short Read

Martha (BSE Math ’63) and John Hicks have provided an additional gift to the College of Engineering in support of the Martha and John Hicks Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship fund supports undergraduate students with financial need who participate or have interest in the following student organizations: Women in Science and Engineering or the Society of Women Engineers.  

With a background in both music and mathematics/science, Mrs. Hicks graduated from the College of Engineering with a BSE degree in Mathematics and a teaching certificate in 1963.  She worked for Ford Motor Company for three decades, and retired as the Manufacturing and Assembly Division’s Director for Quality. Mr. Hicks earned his engineering degree from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.  He served as president of a major manufacturing company before his retirement.

Mr. and Mrs. Hicks remain actively involved with the University of Michigan, and enjoy meeting with the student recipients of their scholarship fund.  As loyal donors, they have included the College of Engineering and Matthaei Botanical Gardens in their estate plan. They reside in Chelsea, Michigan.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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