Erik David Bergström

Physics

David Bergström, originally from Södertälje, Sweden, moved to the United States to attend college after graduating from high school. Following the study of mechanical engineering at Central Connecticut State University as a first-year student, David transferred to Stetson in 2017 to major in physics and minor in business systems and analytics. While at Stetson, David was a part of the soccer team, which won the 2017 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship team and reached the conference tournament three times. 

In addition to his success on the field, David excelled academically. He was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team in 2018. He was inducted into the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society in 2019, and he earned academic prizes, such as Outstanding International Student 2020 and the Jack Gibson Endowed Physics Research Award. The latter prize was awarded to David because of his outstanding work in his senior research, which was titled "The Drag Coefficient and Trajectory of a Rocket." In this research, David studied the aerodynamic properties of rockets, and mathematically modeled their trajectories.

In fall 2020, David intends to move back to Sweden to obtain a master's degree in business and management from the prestigious Stockholm School of Economics. He plans to use that degree, along with the skills obtained from his bachelor's studies, to eventually work in Finance.