Dr. James Glasbrenner ’06 recently started work as an assistant professor of computational and data sciences soon, but he fondly remembers the nonscientific experiences that he had at LVC.
LVC physics majors pursue careers as physicists, engineers, high school or college teachers, technical writers, or medical physicists. In the past 10 years, physics graduates have attended Texas Tech University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Virginia, Lehigh University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, and Georgia Institute of Technology. They studied mechanical engineering, medical physics, physics, engineering science and mechanics, biophysics, and more. One is even studying in Austria as a Fulbright Scholar. They have been employed as teachers in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and as scientists and researchers at places such as Astrix Technology Group, Eurofins Lancaster Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, Naval Research Laboratory, and serve on college faculties.
Going back further, physics graduates have worked for NASA (and she helped create the software for the computer simulations used to train America’s astronauts); owned numerous U.S. and international patents; authored hundreds of journal and professional publications; taught as College faculty in Ecuador, France, Israel, Italy, and Japan; and were named winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
A double major in physics and music, as well as a talented oboist, Hannah Pell '16 can now add Fulbright Scholar to her list of achievements as she was selected for this prestigious fellowship in March.