Estate Gift From Esteemed Alumnus Boosts Undergraduate Research in Physics

Date Published: 02-29-2024

“Syracuse Physics was and still is a vast entryway to the future.” Words pennedby alumnus and philanthropist Jay N. Zemel when he was in his 90s and reflecting on his experiences at Syracuse University. He earned a B.S. in 1949, a master’s in 1952 and a Ph.D. in 1956. Such was his love for his alma mater that Zemel made the University the beneficiary of a $1.5 million estate gift in an endowed fund as part of the Forever Orange Campaign to support summer undergraduate research experiences for students studying physics.

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