When Jacob Beckey turned 21 in July, he was in the midst of a physics research internship with the Quantum Information Science group at Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
He had already graduated in May from Clarion University with two bachelor's degrees – one in physics and one in math – that he completed in three years. With a 3.97 GPA.
He completed the internship in August and had just a few weeks to rest before jetting off to London for orientation for the Fulbright program, through which Beckey is spending a year at University of Birmingham (England). There he will earn a Master of Research degree in quantum technology.