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Information for Students

Welcome Students!

In this section, find specialized resources for students in Middle School, High School, and College Level sections.

In our Middle School section, you can:

  • Get advice on coursework which will help prepare you to pursue careers in Physics fields.
  • Find suggested readings to find out more about the lives of famous Physicists.
  • Discover resources to help you to explore Physics, at home and in the classroom.

In our High School section, you can:

  • Get advice on coursework and activities which will help prepare you to pursue careers in Physics fields.
  • Learn about fun ways to explore science while connecting with other students.
  • Find information about Federal Student Aid and Physics programs, scholarships, and clubs.

In our College section, you can:

  • Get advice on how to tailor your undergraduate Physics program to prepare you for specific fields.
  • Find information about how to build skills and make connections through student organizations and job shadowing.
  • Discover resources for helping you decide on a graduate school, or finding and landing that perfect job if you are interested in entering the workforce upon graduation.
Becky Thompson-Flagg

Becky Thompson-Flagg - Public Outreach Specialist

Thompson-Flagg first became interested in physics during high school,  when,  on the bus,  a class mate suggested that she take a basic physics class. She became hooked immediately. After high school,  she attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania,  where she chose physics for its intellectual challenge. After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin,  she,  by luck,  stumbled into a job with the American Physical Society.