physics students work on projects

Recent physics majors have excelled in competitive graduate programs and in varied careers in engineering, laboratory science, software development, and teaching 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.

Alumni careers

Research technologist, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

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

Project administrator at BI Worldwide, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Web development track at Startup Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

‎Electrical engineer at Textron Aviation, Wichita, Kansas

Associate technician at NSF International, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Advanced support services engineer at LogRhythm, Boulder, Colorado

High school physics and engineering teacher at Boston Public Schools, Boston, Massachusetts 

Lead hardware engineer at Corsica Innovations, Boulder, Colorado

Research technician at Sundrop Fuels, Longmont, Colorado

Research chemist at Inovatia Laboratories, Columbia, Missouri

Environmental scientist at Naismith Engineering, Corpus Christi, Texas

Program manager at ACT, Iowa City, Iowa

Safety basis/technical services engineer at URS Corp., Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Firmware engineer at HID Global, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Physics instructor at North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa

Graduate schools attended

Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Davis

M.S. in sustainable engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Oregon

M.S. in electrical and electronics engineering, Wichita State University

Ph.D. in computer science, University of Colorado Boulder

Ph.D. in computing, University of Utah

Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Minnesota

Ph.D. in heavy ion physics, Rutgers University

M.A. in nuclear physics, Stony Brook University

M.A. in education, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, Iowa State University

M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, Colorado State University

M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, Iowa State University