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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.
Madhulika Guhathakurta

Madhulika Guhathakurta - NASA astrophysicist and Professor

Madhulika earned her BS in Physics from Delhi University,  her MS in Physics and Astrophysics from Delhi University and her PhD in Physics from University of Denver.  She has been a NASA astrophysicist since December of 1998,  a Lead Program Scientist for "Living With a Star" (LWS) and a Research Associate Professor with the Catholic University of America.