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Physics Major’s Summer Internships Focus on Environmental Activism

Posted August 3, 2015
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She dreams of teaching physics—a subject she loves for its power “to describe the world around us.” But Carol Bowe ’17 has more on her mind than e = mc2. As a high school student, she was deeply engaged with environmental education activities, and as a future high school teacher, she is adamant about continuing […]

Bryn Mawr Project to Add Computational Skills to STEM Courses Highlighted

Posted June 15, 2015
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An article in the latest issue of Diversity & Democracy highlights Bryn Mawr’s “Enhancing Computation and Information Science Learning Opportunities for Women Leaders in STEM” project. The project is part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities TIDES (Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM) initiative. With generous funding from the Leona M. […]

Physics’ Xuemei May Cheng’s Research Group Studies Spintronics

Posted October 13, 2014
Yilun Tang, Alena Klindziuk, and Leqi Liu at the Argonne

This summer, Class of 2017 members Leqi Liu, Alena Klindziuk, Yilun Tang, and graduate student Xiao Wang went to the Advanced Photon Source of  the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, a massive facility that generates the brightest hard X-ray beam in the Western Hemisphere, to study the magnetic properties of platinum-magnetic insulator bilayer thin […]

Bryn Mawr Faculty Adding Computational Skills to STEM Courses

Posted July 8, 2014

A group of Bryn Mawr faculty members is aiming “to transform the way we prepare STEM majors for the computationally intense world of modern-day science.” “Alumnae physics majors rate the ability to think algorithmically and program in at least one computer language at the top of those skills they most value having developed as Bryn […]

Flipping the Physics Classroom

Posted June 26, 2014
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Bryn Mawr Physics Chair Elizabeth McCormack is featured in the Spring 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin for an article on professors who have sought to increase student engagement by “flipping” their classroom — sending lecture materials to students before class to allow for more interactive learning during class hours. From the HHMI Bulletin: At […]

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Posted January 30, 2014
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Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf […]

Physics Majors Chronicle Summer Research and Internships

Posted October 3, 2013

The fall semester may be in full swing but students continue to share the many exciting research and internship opportunities they participated in over the summer. The Department of Physics has posted blog entries from several seniors who took part in summer research programs and internships. Elisa Yang, worked in the Magnetoelectronics and Spintronics group […]

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat Receives Prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Posted February 16, 2012
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Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat is among the outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship, announced the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on Feb. 15. The Sloan Fellowship will help support Battat’s related research with two groups. Battat is a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation (APOLLO) […]