The Thomas G. Mason Interdisciplinary Physics Fund was established in December 2000 by Thomas G. Mason (BS, 1989), now a professor in the Departments of Chemistry/Biochemistry and Physics/Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Mason is a member of UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute.

The Mason Fund at the University of Maryland exposes talented doctoral students in the Department of Physics to problems and approaches in non-physics disciplines through summer interaction with professors in other departments.

Recent recipients have included Zhiyu Yin,  Sanjukta Krishnagopal, Joseph Garrett, Matthew Harrington, Can GuvenMatt Kretschmer, Konstantinos Koutrolikos, Joshua Parker and Meghan K. Driscoll.

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The Thomas G. Mason Interdisciplinary Physics Fund was established in December 2000 by Thomas G. Mason (BS, 1989). Spendable Income from the Thomas Mason Interdisciplinary Physics Fund exposes talented doctoral students in the Department of Physics to problems and approaches in non-physics disciplines through summer interaction with professors in other departments.