Resources & Opportunities
There are plenty of opportunities for future engineers to get real-life experience.
CELEB Maker Lab
Stocked with tools, supplies, and equipment, the Maker Lab at CELEB will give you free rein to develop and test ideas in an environment designed to spark creativity and collaboration.
The heavy duty machines in this shop will enable you to do hands-on work fabricating tools to use in lab experiments, create engineering prototypes, and undertake student-driven projects. Examples of past machine usage include the creation of parts for Beloit College’s linear accelerator and experiments in fluid dynamics and granular material flows.
Using Beloit College’s Groningen 5 MV van de Graff accelerator, you will generate accelerator protons for nuclear physics.
Beloit College’s Career Channels can help you connect experiences in and outside the classroom in preparation for careers and life after Beloit. While you can participate in any number of Channels, the following are most relevant to engineering in general.
The Sustainability career channel helps prospective engineers prepare for careers addressing critical sustainability issues by helping them choose relevant courses across the curriculum, join environmental clubs, find jobs and internships, and access a professional network of Beloit faculty, staff, and alumni.
Prospective engineers interested in creating solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s problems will find inspiration and opportunities through the Worldbuilding career channel. The Worldbuilding channel brings students, faculty and staff, and alumni together to learn about the past, study the present, and model the future.
Oak Ridge Science Semester
This semester-long program offers students unparalleled immersion in scientific research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.
Study abroad expands the curriculum by offering students specialized science and engineering classes at universities abroad, supporting cultural learning, and offering opportunities to undertake applied work.
Engineering students have many opportunities to engage in research. Research supervised by Beloit College faculty can take place both during the academic year and during the summer, while many students also engage in REUs at research labs and research universities through the National Science Foundation. Examples can be found in the sections on Student Work and After Beloit.
Information on additional opportunities for out-of-classroom learning for engineering physics students can be found here.