Etude graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from NAU in May of 2018, and was one of 45 winners of the NAU Golden Axe award (dating back to 1933), which honors the most accomplished students at NAU. In addition, he was one of five graduates selected for the President’s Prize, which is the most prestigious award NAU offers to undergraduates.
He will work at W.L. Gore for the next year, and then plans to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada. While at NAU, he was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship in 2017 and was the creator of, and driving force behind the Research Assistant Mentoring Program. This program helps students prepare for meaningful research, develop professional skills, prepare for graduate school, work with faculty and grad students, and mentor other undergraduates to get research experiences and develop professional skills.