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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.
Paul Markhoff-Johnson

Paul Markhoff-Johnson - Sr. Product Integration Manager

I took a physics class and suddenly I had a language to explain the things that I was seeing around me,  like why a car goes.  It was really exciting.  I also had a great physics teacher who wanted the class to be about learning,  not competing for grades.  He was one of my favorite teachers in high school.

I actually started college wanting to major in engineering,  but after a while I figured out that physics would allow me far more career options.  Physics also gave me a basic understanding of the world that I could use to solve problems.