Elisabeth Rülke named Schwarzman Scholar

Dec. 7, 2022

Elisabeth Rülke

Rülke is from London. She is a physics concentrator and is also pursuing a certificate in applied and computational mathematics.

After serving as a research assistant with NASA at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, in summer 2021, she became interested in space technology and entrepreneurship. In summer 2022, she worked in the global technology coverage group at Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank in New York. 

In her application she wrote that her professional interest is in space as an industry and that her international worldview began as the daughter of a German father and a Chinese mother.

“With China being a powerful emerging leader of technology, especially in a time when U.S.-China relations and scientific collaboration is breaking down, it is vital that Americans learn to understand both its culture and technology scene in order to be future leaders,” she wrote.

Her international experience at Princeton includes serving as a research and development intern at Bogen Electronic GmbH in Berlin.

At Princeton, Rülke has served as a teaching assistant for “Seminar for Computational Physics.” She is a recipient of the Manfred Pyka Memorial Prize in Physics, given to outstanding physics undergraduates who have shown excellence in course work and promise in independent research, and the Bell Burnell fellowship, aimed at encouraging women to pursue physics.

Outside of the classroom, Rülke is involved in entrepreneurship at Princeton through the Keller Center and the Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club). She is a member of Mathey College and serves as the diversity, equity and inclusion chair of University Cottage Club.