Collision Course

Dr. James Glassbrenner '06, assistant professor of computational and data sciences, fondly remembers the nonscientific experiences he had at LVC.

Graduate Success

According to a 2017 careers report by the American Institute of Physics, 49% of graduating physics majors nationwide are attending graduate school, and 47% enter the workforce directly after college. LVC’s physics program has successfully prepared students for both pathways.  Some current alumni highlights are given below.

Our Alumni

Employment

Student Grad Year Position/Company/Location
Gianna Rossillo 2017 Operations Analyst/SEI Financial Services/Oaks, Pa.
Jack Sassany 2016 System Operations/PPL Corporation/Allentown, Pa.
Cedrick McDonald 2016 Industrial Hygienist/I.H. Services/York, Pa.
Jeff Dickens 2015 Health Physicist/Md. Dept. of the Environment/Bel Air, Md.
Andrea Lisowski 2015 Primrose Schools/Teacher/Franklin, Tenn.
Adam Rosier 2014 Software Engineer/PrecisionLender/Cary, N.C.
Conner Nafziger 2014 Senior Metrologist/Eurofins Laboratories/Lancaster, Pa.
Colin McKenna 2014 Sales Engineer/MHz Marketing Inc./Glenwood, Md.
Andrew Burkholder 2014 Project Manager/Progressive Services Inc./Dover, Pa.
Shane Jacobeen 2014 Senior Consultant/EY Global Limited/Atlanta, Ga.
Oliver Lyons 2013 CAT Analyst/Chubb/Philadelphia, Pa.
Andrew Suprock 2013 Engineer/Atr Corporation/Mount Airy, Md.
Molly Cruz 2013 Metrologist/Eurofins Laboratories/Lancaster, Pa.
Hana Krechel 2013 Structural Analysis Engineer/Boeing/Philadelphia, Pa.
Joe Mancinelli 2011 Software Developer/Computer Aid Inc./Lancaster, Pa.
Adam Hansell 2011 Instructor/Valley Forge Military Academy/Wayne, Pa.

 

Graduate School

 

Student LVC Grad Year University/Degree/Field of Study

Collin Barker

2019

Lehigh University/Ph.D./
Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics

Justin Cammarota

2019

College of William and Mary/Ph.D./
High-Energy Physics

Rebecca Campbell

2019

Temple University/Ph.D./Electrical Engineering

Gerald Boddie

2018

Penn State University/Ph.D./
Engineering Science and Mechanics

Nate Gibbons

2018

University of Virginia/Ph.D./Aerospace Engineering

Nick Pollak

2018

University of New Hampshire/Ph.D./Physical Chemistry

Carly Showalter

2018

Hofstra University/M.S./Medical Physics

Ezekiel Wertz

2018

College of William and Mary/Ph.D.
High-Energy Physics

Hannah Pell

2016

Fulbright Scholar in Austria/Ph.D./Music Theory

Terese Sweitzer

2016

Georgia Institute of Technology/M.S./Nuclear Security, Public Policy

Jeff Dickens

2015

Virginia Commonwealth University/M.S.
Medical Physics

Nick Durofchalk

2015

Georgia Institute of Technology/Ph.D./Mechanical Engineering

Anthony Hoover

2014

Lehigh University/Ph.D./String Theory, Condensed
Matter Physics

Shane Jacobeen

2014

Georgia Institute of Technology/Ph.D./
Soft Matter Physics

Hana Krechel

2013

Penn State University/M.S./Engineering Science
and Mechanics

Andrew Suprock

2013

Penn State University/M.S./Engineering Science
and Mechanics

Ian Younker

2012

Penn State University/Ph.D./Nuclear Engineering

 

3+2 Engineering

Student Completed LVC University/Field of Study

Eric Alleman

2018

Penn State University/Engineering Science
and Mechanics

Leah Boyer

2018

Penn State University/Engineering Science
and Mechanics

Marcus Brown-Dulan

2018

Penn State University/Engineering Science
and Mechanics

Michael Farber

2018

Penn State University/Energy Engineering

Drice Bahajak

2017

Penn State University/Electrical Engineering

Nathanial Ginder

2016

Case Western Reserve University/Chemical Engineering

Jack Sassany

2016

Penn State University/Nuclear Engineering

William Powanda

2015

Penn State University/Engineering Science 
and Mechanics

Connor Smith

2015

Penn State University/Engineering Science 
and Mechanics

Cedrick McDonald

2014

York College/Electrical Engineering

Ian Bond

2013

Penn State University/Electrical Engineering

Colin McKenna

2012

Penn State University/Materials Science
and Engineering

 

Internships and Student/Faculty Research

 

Student Year(s) Position/Company or Institution

Eric Alleman

2019

Research Assistant/Underseas Systems Office 
(PSU Applied Research Lab)

Leah Boyer

2017,
2019

Research Assistant/University of South Florida REU ProgramResearch Assistant/Underseas Systems Office 
(PSU Applied Research Lab)

Marcus Brown-Dulan

2018

Research Assistant/Underseas Systems Office
(PSU Applied Research Lab)

Joshua Miller

2018,
2019

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Veenhuizen
Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Pitonyak

Jacob Franklin

2019

Research Assistant/LVC Research First Program-Dr. Veenhuizen

Lauren Hagy

2019

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Veenhuizen

Samantha Smith

2019

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Veenhuizen

Collin Barker

2018

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Veenhuizen

Justin
Cammarota

2015-
2018

 

Research Assistant/LVC Research First Program-Dr. Marsh
Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck
Research Assistant/Fermilab SULI Program
Research Assistant/University of Michigan REU Program
at CERN

Alex Heilman

2017-
2018

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Nate Gibbons

2015,
2017

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck
Research Assistant/NIST SURF

Gerald Boddie

2017

Research Assistant/Penn State University

Ezekiel Wertz

2016-
2017

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Kathryn White

2016

Mechanical Engineering Intern/Ames Laboratory

Daniel Upchurch

2014-
2015

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Adam Rosier

2013

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Anthony Hoover

2012-
2013

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Ian Bond

2012

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Oliver Lyons

2012

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Hana Krechel

2011-
2012

Mechanical Engineering Intern/Exelon Nuclear
Government Civilian Intern/Army Material System Analysis Activity

Ian Younker

2010

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Adam Hansell

2009-
2010

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

Laura Snyder

2009-
2010

Research Assistant/LVC-Dr. Lyons & Dr. Walck

 

Career Pathways

LVC Physics Major Marcus Brown

3+2 Engineering Path

Marcus Brown ’18

Marcus is pursuing the second phase of LVC’s 3+2 engineering program at Penn State University and leaning toward a career in nanotechnology. He was also an intern at the Underseas Systems Office, an Applied Research Lab at the University, in summer 2019.

Justin Cammarota Physics graduate of Lebanon Valley College

Graduate School Path

Justin Cammarota ’19

Justin is pursuing his Ph.D. in High Energy Physics at the College of William and Mary. He had several research experiences during his time at LVC to help prepare him for graduate school: the Research First program (2015), Drs. Lyons and Walck’s Mathematical Physics Research Group (2016), the Fermilab SULI program (2017), and the University of Michigan REU program at CERN (2018).

Lebanon Valley College physics graduate Nate Gibbons

Graduate School Path

Nate Gibbons ’18

Nate Gibbons is pursuing his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. He had two research experiences during his time at LVC to help prepare him for graduate school: Drs. Lyons and Walck’s Mathematical Physics Research Group (2015) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology SURF program (2017).

Lebanon Valley College's Fulbright Hanna Pell

Graduate School Path

Hannah Pell ’16

Hannah is a Fulbright Scholar pursuing her Ph.D. in Music Theory in Austria.