After Beloit

Equipping You for Post-Graduation Life and Work: Portable Skills and Flexibility of Mind

As a student of Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy, you’ll  learn to write clearly and persuasively, speak effectively in public, and develop strong intercultural skills on a campus that celebrates diversity and inclusion. You’ll also engage beyond the classroom, through research and internships, extra-curriculars, volunteering, campus jobs, and/or serving as a teaching assistant, tutor, or resident hall assistant.

Is the department’s holistic approach to education effective? Yes, as our alumni’s stories attest.


Dr. Cartagena-Sanchez and Cameron at the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics meeting in Denver, Co, 2023.

New Update from DPP

Dr. Carlos Cartagena-Sanchez presents research at The American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics.

James Wicker’21 during the 2022 Econ Day in Chicago

Baseball, Academics, and the Beloit College Family

James Wicker’21 arrived at Beloit prepared to play baseball and complete a 3-2 program in engineering, but loved the classes and connections he made so much that he decided to stay all four years.

Thanks to mentorship from Brian Morello in the center for entrepreneurship (CELEB), James developed the skills that prepared him…

Matias Grande’16

An introduction to possibilities

Matias Grande’16 came to Beloit College interested in physics. Instead, a vacation term in Uganda inspired a career in public health.

Mark Anderson’17

From Physics to Food Safety in a Candy Factory

Mark Anderson’17 graduated from Beloit College as a physics major, but much as he liked the brain work involved, he wanted a career where the impact on people would be more immediately clear. Today he works in food safety at Badger Murphy.

Sarah Katz’07

From Physics 102 to Space Exploration

Sarah Katz’07 always knew she wanted to work on space exploration, but initially worked in IT after graduating from Beloit College. It didn’t take her long, however, to return to the physics and engineering studies she had focused on at Beloit. As a result, she’s now a lead radiation engineer for the Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter.

Johnny Li’20 (center top) with fellow fraternity brothers graduating from Beloit

Slowing Down to Learn, Explore, and Engage on the Way to Becoming an Engineer

As a high school early leaver, at Beloit College, design engineer Johnny Li’20 found an environment that nurtured him personally and academically by allowing him to take courses in a variety of fields and establish strong connections with both fellow students and faculty members.  

Michael Cumrine’13 at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

What Just Happened: Studying the Big Bang’s Afterglow to Find Answers

As a University of Minnesota PhD candidate, Beloit College physics graduate Michael Cumrine’13 and his research group use telescopes in Antarctica to study the Big Bang’s afterglow. The question? What happened in its immediate aftermath.


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