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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.
Robert Cook

Robert Cook - Member of the USM Sports and High Performance Materials PhD program

Robert received his BS in physics from Lycoming College in Williamsport,  PA,  along with a BA in Astronomy.  He's currently a member of the first class of the University of Southern Mississippi Sport and High Performance Materials PhD program.  The first of its kind in the United States,  the program combines the School of Polymer Science with the School of Health at USM to form a completely new field studying the properties of sports,  military,  and first response equipment.