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.
Mary Lee McJimsey - High School Physics Teacher
Mary Lee decided to become a teacher while she was an undergraduate Physics major at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She was doing physics research at the time, and found that "every day I came in and did exactly the same thing." Mary Lee found herself inspired to pursue a career in teaching--a goal with which she entered college.
"Why do I love teaching?" says Mary Lee. "For one, I understand how much this job is doing to change my community. I can help a student choose to go to college, and maybe even become one of the next engineers or physicists who's going to change the world. Also, every single day is different. I see 130 kids in my classroom every day, and probably double that in the halls. I see many teachers, every day, who come to me to have me help them solve a problem; every day is different. I plan, but I never know what to expect."