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Two National Science Foundation awardees talk about their lives at Colorado College

Spencer Williams '10 and Adrienne Wood '12

Adrienne Wood '12 was the psychology student who wouldn't stop talking about embodied cognition or some other concept from her Social Cognition seminar, when her friends at lunch just wanted to chat about something else. Likewise, Spencer Williams '10 was the physics and chemistry double major who'd stop professors in the hallway or organize meetings with them as he worked through his ideas about solar energy production.

Their intensity and curiosity paid off, as both received prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships this spring to pursue cutting-edge work in their fields, Wood in social psychology and Williams in materials science. Like the five other 2012 NSF awardees who graduated from Colorado College, Wood and Williams thrived on the Block Plan, where talks with professors became mini-seminars on ideas.

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