Recent physics majors have excelled in competitive graduate programs and in varied careers in engineering, laboratory science, software development, teaching, etc. as shown in the lists below. We have not yet graduated our first class of engineering students but expect to see similarly successful and diverse outcomes.

Graduate schools attended

Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Davis (Class of 2015)

M.S. in sustainable engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology (Class of 2013)

Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Oregon (Class of 2013)

M.S. in electrical and electronics engineering, Wichita State University (Class of 2012)

Ph.D. in computer science, University of Colorado Boulder (Class of 2012)

Ph.D. in computing, University of Utah (Class of 2012)

Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Minnesota (Class of 2012)

Ph.D. in heavy ion physics, Rutgers University (Class of 2011)

M.A. in nuclear physics, Stony Brook University (Class of 2011)

M.A. in education, University of Massachusetts, Boston (Class of 2011)

Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, Iowa State University (Class of 2010)

M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, Colorado State University (Class of 2010)

M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, Iowa State University (Class of 2010)


Alumni careers

Research technologist, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (Class of 2014)

Seaman (E-3) at U.S. Navy, Fontana, California (Class of 2014)

Project administrator at BI Worldwide, Saint Cloud, Minnesota (Class of 2014)

Web development track at Startup Institute, Boston, Massachusetts (Class of 2013)

‎Electrical engineer at Textron Aviation, Wichita, Kansas (Class of 2012)

Photographer at Paramo Group, Seattle, Washington (Class of 2012)

Associate technician at NSF International, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Class of 2011)

Advanced support services engineer at LogRhythm, Boulder, Colorado (Class of 2011)

High school physics and engineering teacher at Boston Public Schools, Boston, Massachusetts (Class of 2011)

Lead hardware engineer at Corsica Innovations, Boulder, Colorado (Class of 2010)

Research technician at Sundrop Fuels, Longmont, Colorado (Class of 2009)

Research chemist at Inovatia Laboratories, Columbia, Missouri (Class of 2008)

Environmental scientist at Naismith Engineering, Corpus Christi, Texas (Class of 2007)

Program manager at ACT, Iowa City, Iowa (Class of 2006)

Safety basis/technical services engineer at URS Corp., Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Class of 2006)

Firmware engineer at HID Global, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (Class of 2006)

Physics instructor at North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa (Class of 2006)