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Resources & Opportunities

Practicing the liberal arts as a future scientist


Many students in the Physics and Astronomy program at Beloit College participate in faculty sponsored research during the academic year or summer. This is an opportunity for students to apply knowledge from theoretical classes and laboratory experiences to real world problems that don’t have known solutions, and might not necessarily be solvable.

Since this is student guided research, you should be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time on your own investigating the problem. This is not a course, and certainly not a lecture: you should not be sitting back and expecting that your faculty sponsor will be doing the work and directing your every activity.

Beyond the Classroom

At Beloit College, there are many ways that physics students extend the curriculum beyond the walls of their classrooms.

Physics majors also have the opportunity to present the results of their research, internships, and study abroad experiences at various conferences and symposiums, including:

Students participating in the 2015 Physics Olympiad. Students participating in the 2015 Physics Olympiad.

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