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Current Students

Scholarship Opportunities
  • Clare Boothe Luce: for outstanding sophomore women who are majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science, and who are not planning medical careers. The Physics Department has had 5 students who recieved this award in the past 5 years.
  • Matteo Ricci Fellowship: Offered by the Office of Prestigious Fellowships for students preparing to apply for graduate fellowships. Provides funding for summer housing.
  • Campion Summer Scholarship: Offered by the Office of Prestigious Fellowships for students preparing to apply for graduate fellowships. Provides funding for summer housing plus a stipend.
  • Summer Research Internship: Offered by the Fordham College at Rose Hill Dean's Office for students to conduct research during the summer with a Fordham faculty member. Provides funding for summer housing plus a stipend.
External Undergraduate
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: "Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields." Contact the Office of Prestigious Fellowships to apply.
External Graduate
(Students must be nominated for these fellowships - contact the Office of Prestigious Fellowships.)

Summer Internships and Research
  • Departmental Research Assistantship: Each summer, the Physics Department provides funding for a limited number of students to work as research assistants. These assistantships are typically arranged through individual professors. Students have the oppurtunity to present their work at professional meetings, where some of our students recieved awards for their work.
  • REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates): REUs are competitive summer research programs. They are sponsored by the NSF and are hosted in various universities. They are generally intended for students who wish to attend graduate school and pursue careers in research. Recent students have worked at Cal-Tech, Indiana Univ. Cyclotron Facilty, Brookhaven National Lab, Lehigh and NASA (zero-gravity experiments).
  • DOE National Laboratory Internships: The Department of Energy (DOE) offers competitive internships at all of its national laboratories, including Los Alamos, Brookhaven, Lawrence Livermore, and the SLAC.
  • DAAD Rise: An internship for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and research institutions in Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors.
  • Other internships and opportunities can be found at individual institutions and companies. The APS publishes a list of who hires physics majors by state; this is a good place to start.

Tutors, Graders, and Lab Assistants
  • Tutoring: All upper-class physics majors are expected to be available to tutor upon request. If you need help, the list of volunteer tutors and their availability is in the physics club room (FR 205).
  • Student Jobs: The Department offers paid positions for upper-class majors to work as Graders and Lab Assistants. Contact Esther Morgan for more information.

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