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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.
Manuela Campanelli

Manuela Campanelli - Director and Professor

Manuela Campanelli has lead a very international lifestyle. She was born in Switzerland,  attended school in Italy,  worked in the United States and Germany,  and married an Argentinean.

Campanelli was twelve when she saw Carl Sagan's television series "Cosmos" and became fascinated with physics. At fourteen,  her family moved to Italy. At the secondary school she attended,  she was one of two women studying in the science department. She later continued her studies at the University of Perugia which was near her family. The university lacked an astrophysics department,  so she studied applied mathematics instead. She did keep up an interest in astrophysics,  and was encouraged to apply to the University of Bern to study the subject. It was there that she met her future-husband,  Carlos Lousto. The two moved to Utah,  and then back to Germany.