The disciplined approach to problem-solving developed by the study of physics is particularly valuable for students entering high-tech fields, business, medicine and the law.
Other recent Knox alumni with a major in physics have completed graduate degrees in physics as well as astronomy, mathematics, science, education, and an array of fields of engineering.
Some are pursuing their education...
- Medical Student, University of Colorado. Sarah West '09. Boulder, Colorado.
- Ph.D. Student in Mathematics, University of Michigan. Jordan Watkins '07. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Ph.D. Student in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University. Ryan Meier, '07.
- Law Student, Fordham University. Nick Klein '02. New York City, New York.
Some pursue careers in research and engineering...
- Electrical Consulting Engineer, Environmental Systems Design, Inc. Soe Myint '09. Chicago, Illinois.
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe. Tomomi Sunayama '09.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University Medical Center. Muwen Kong '08.
- Systems Engineer, Raytheon. Sam Gagnard '08.
- Mechanical Engineer, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Kelly Burgess '06. Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- Mechanical Engineer, Cobham Mission Systems. Aaron Kimball '06. Davenport, Iowa.
- Product Development Engineer, Boeing. Christin Datz '05.
- Technical Specialist, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Virginia McCreary '04.
- Data Scientist, SETI Institute. Jeff Smith '01.
Some go into education...
- Physics Teacher, Lindblom Math and Science Academy. Andy Fitz '08. Chicago, Illinois.
- Assistant Professor of Physics, Knox College. Nathalie Haurberg '06.
- Adjunct Lecturer, Maryville University St Louis. Kelly Lave '04.
- Physics Teacher, Saint Ignatius College. Danielle Pierce '99.
And some have found success in other fields...
- Wholesale Credit Assistant Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ruby Goh '11.
- Assistant Editor, The Enquirer. Cheryl Vari '96. West Chester, Ohio.
- Co-Founder, The New York Space Alliance. Sean Casey '82.