My name is Minh-Thi Nguyen, and I am a student at Princeton University. My current GPA at Los Alamitos High school is 4.6/4.0, and I have a SAT score of 2340. I have a strong background in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. I am a National United States Physics Olympiad Semi-finalist (USAPhO Qualifier), four-time qualifier of the American Invitational Mathematics Competition, placing among the top 26 girls in the nation for the AMC 12, and a winner for the USAChO competition. I have received scores of 5 on the AP Physics C: Mechanics and...
I have been tutoring students in physics, mathematics, and chemistry over the six years. I have also tutored through the California Scholastic Federation, tutored French through French honors society, and Math through Math Honors Society. Furthermore, I host Science community events throughout my county, interacting with elementary and middle school students, teaching them science experiments and mentoring them for science fairs. I am currently a teacher's assistant at the Ardent Academy for the Gifted Youth for the classes AP Physics 1 and...
Ardet Academy for the Gifted Youth, Teacher's Assistant for AP Physics 1 and AMC 12
2016 - Present
Teaches physics and math lessons for high school students, Grades homework and quizzes, Writes problem solutions, Cleans classrooms
Stony Brook University Simons Foundation, Stony Brook University Simons Research Fellow
2016 - 2016
Simons High School Summer Research Fellow at Stony Brook University. Conducted research in the CN Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics in the area of Quantum Optics under the mentorship of Dr. Tzu-Chieh Wei. Research focused on the characteristics of the Light Field of a resonant cavity when it is coupled to multiple qubits through the Wigner Function. Wrote abstract and poster. Worked ~95 hr/week, Received $1,000 stipend for research, Presented project at the Simons Poster Symposium
California Institute of Technology, High School Astrophysics Research Student
2015 - 2016
Conducted Astrophysics research on the anomalous chemical abundances of a low-Lithium star within a globular cluster at Caltech in the Cahill Building for Astronomy and Astrophysics under the mentorship of Dr. Evan Kirby with data from the Keck Telescopes. Continued to work with Dr. Evan Kirby on a second independent research project that analyzed the effect of dynamics on the mass function of globular clusters by exploiting the existence of mass segregation and multiple stellar generations to give insight into IMF variation.