Department of Physics at Bryn Mawr College strive to put forth an exciting and vigorous program in physics.In recent years Bryn Mawr College has averaged 9 physics majors per year, approximately 3% of the graduating class. This is nearly 50 times the national average for women graduating with undergraduate physics degrees in the United States. In September 1998 the Department of Physics was awarded The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in "recognition of the department's excellence in mentoring underrepresented students and encouraging their achievement in science, mathematics, and engineering." In 2003 the National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics choose Bryn Mawr as one of 21 schools that exemplify best practices in creating thriving physics departments. Our physics graduate program (AIP profile) offers graduate students academic excellence, exciting research opportunities, and competitive financial support in a distinctive environment where shared intellectual work thrives in a liberal arts college setting.
Kristen Recine and Vince Gregoric, graduate students in physics, both defended Master’s theses this month and will be receiving their M.A. degrees from Bryn Mawr this December. But they’re not done yet! Both are continuing their studies towards the PhD. Next stop–qualifying exams.
We hope everyone had a great summer break and are ready for an exciting year of physics at Bryn Mawr. Please join us in welcoming two new faculty members to the Department, Joe and Hyewon Pechkis. Stop by and say hello to them, they are in offices 344 and 345. Also, check out the latest [...]
Can you find Professor May Cheng and graduate student Xiao (Shirley) Wang in this photo? Professor Cheng and Xiao attended a Gordon Research Conference on Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures held August 18-23, 2013 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China. Professor Cheng presented a poster titled “X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism [...]
Orsola Capovilla-Searle ’15, a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Bingqing Li ’14, the Shippen Scholarship in Science Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13, the Dr. Hayley S. Thomas Prize in Diversity Leigh Schaefer ’13, the Pauline Jones Prize in French, and the MIT Lincoln Labs Research Award in Physics Estella Barbosa de Souza ’14, the Elinor Nahm Prize [...]
Check out the debate instigated by a NYT obituary and the article, The Finkbeiner Test, By Christie Aschwanden To pass the Finkbeiner test, a story cannot mention The fact that she’s a woman Her husband’s job Her child care arrangements How she nurtures her underlings How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her [...]
Bingqing Li received the Outstanding Undergraduate Presentation Award at the APS March Meeting last Tuesday ( 3.19.13) for her presentation “Study of Thermal Conductivity of Si Nanowires with micro-Raman Spectroscopy”. Both Bingqing and Maggie Xiao received a Future of Physics Days Scholar Travel Award to attend the meeting last week in Baltimore.
This fall, Physics majors organized an Alumnae Panel event to highlight the different kinds of careers paths available to physics graduates. From left to right: Rebecca Thompson ’01, Outreach Coordinator at the American Physical Society; Bonnie Schmittberger ’10, Physics Graduate Student at Duke University; and Shirley [...]