Fehmi Yasin is not your average Physics major. He is immersed in Music, Theater, and the Spanish departments at Westminster. He was the vice president of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and a member of G5, the male A Capella group at Westminster. Fehmi went to Ireland and toured as a part of the Westminster Chamber Singers where they had 15 performances in 16 days.
While studying at Westminster, he also conducted physics research at both the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Oregon and presented said research at multiple conferences in Utah. Because he finished his major in 3 years instead of 4 with a generous scholarship, he was able to study abroad in Chile and complete learning Spanish. It has helped him communicate with his entire family on his father’s side in their native language.
His favorite Westminster memories happened in the classes and events offered by the honors program. From discussing art and perception in the brain with a neuroscience professor over pizza to competing with his favorite professors over poker at Monte Carlo night, those events really captured the intimate environment and interdisciplinary nature that embody Westminster.
After Fehmi graduates in June, he plans on obtaining his Ph.D. in Physics at one of the three programs he has been accepted to, which include the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, the University of Oregon, and the University of Utah.
Fehmi believes that Westminster and the honors program in particular, has prompted him to develop his thought pattern and process and learned how to cultivate his own voice. He is now excited to build his career while also enjoying and living the life he wants to.