Stories

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Stepha Kvokov’20

Helping people and the planet

Chemical engineering consultant Stephanida Kvokov’20 draws on skills developed while studying at Beloit College to now develop client solutions.

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Dakotah Revai’18 in front of a system he recently designed.

Mechanical engineering, track and field, and performance

Dakotah Revai’18 studied physics and computer science on the way to a career in mechanical engineering, while also being track and field team captain, a resident assistant, and a musical performer.

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Drew Clark’11

Renewable energy, sustainable food, and German

Beloit College prepared solar design engineer Drew Clark’11 to learn on his own as he studied physics and pursued multiple passions.

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John Murphy ’18, graduate student at UW-Madison, proudly sporting a Beloit shirt.

Very, very cool physics from alum John Murphy ’18

John Murphy ’18 is a Mechanical Engineering student at UW Madison where he works on an extremely powerful refrigerator that will be used for quantum computing.

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Summit of Fuji-san with , from left to right, Professor Paul Stanley, Shuhei Fujita ’18, and Ngwe Phyo ’20.

Shuhei Fujita’18 develops energy software

Physics major Shuhei Fujita’18 worked with computer science professor Steve Huss-Lederman to develop software with which to monitor energy consumption in campus buildings in real time.

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Morgan Rehnberg ’12, Beloit physics major, at Kitt Peak Observatory

Major in physics at Beloit, and help save the world from asteroids

It may sound like science fiction, but while an undergraduate at Beloit College, Morgan Rehnberg ’12 spent a summer working for the National Optical Astronomy Observatory to write computer code to identify potentially hazardous asteroids.

Morgan recently completed a PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado, and is now the Director of Scientific Presentation at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth, TX.

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Medy Xu Shujie

Analyzing Power House Energy

Medy Xu Shujie’15 conducted a cost-benefit analysis of replacing the college’s chiller in order to save costs and improve efficiency. 

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