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Seattle UniversityDepartment of Physics901 12th AvenueSeattle, WA 98122
Fax: (206) 296-6266
SU Physics Grads are movers and shakers! Nearly all of our recent graduates have been going on to graduate study or industrial employment. Highlights: Recent SU Physics grads are in, or have just completed, PhD degree work in physics at Georgetown U, the U of Oregon, the U of Michigan, and the Ohio State University. Others are in PhD programs in engineering: Purdue U (Aerospace Engineering), Penn State U (Electrical Engineering), Vanderbilt U (Electrical Engineering), UC-Santa Barbara (Bioengineering), U of Maryland (Bioengineering), Northwestern U (Mechanical Engineering), the Ohio State University (Mechanical Engineering). The earth and planetary sciences are also represented by our physics major graduates who entered PhD programs recently: U of Washington (Oceanography), U of Arizona (Planetary Sciences). Others have gone for the MS degree: UC-San Diego (Physics), Washington State U (Mechanical Engineering), Santa Clara U (Mechanical Engineering). Three students recently entered the University of Oregon's Industrial Master's program. Some of the jobs obtained by recent SU Physics grads not going on to graduate school are engineering or analyst positions at Boeing, at electro-optical companies, at the U of Washington School of Medicine, as well as computer programmer or network technician positions at various companies, including Microsoft.
Our fifth annual PhysFest (Feb. 28 and March 1, 2013) was a great success. Our SU Physics faculty, staff, and students enjoyed getting to know about twenty high school seniors who were thinking about going to SU and possibly majoring in physics or in a related field with a possibility of adding physics as a second major. We had physics experiments, a nice dinner, and talks by faculty. All participants were hosted by current Physics majors giving them a sneak peak into campus life. Thanks to Associate Professor Paul Fontana for directing this wonderful program! And thanks to our wonderful physics majors and friends who helped!
The Seattle University Physics Department has been awarded nine grants from federal agencies and from private foundations recently, and has been awarded more research grant support per faculty member than any other department at Seattle University. Six of these grants are NSF research grants in physics or astronomy, awarded to SU Physics faculty Mary Alberg, Paul Fontana, Joanne Hughes Clark, and Andy Kim. Each grant includes support for undergraduate student collaborators. Further physics major undergraduate research support comes from our grants from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust and from NASA, as well as from grants from generous donors.
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