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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.
Jorge Pullin

Jorge Pullin - Professor

Jorge Pullin and his family are from the Scottish community of Buenos Aries,  Argentina. As a kid,  he enjoyed figuring out how things worked and he enjoyed playing with other things like electricity. He went to the University of Buenos Aries to study engineering,  but later transferred to the Instituto Balsiero in Bariloche to study physics."I enjoy the freedom to investigate what I want,  and to basically understand things, " After earning his degree there,  he moved to the University of Cordoba to study gravitational physics. While in Cordoba,  he met his future wife,  Gabriela Gonz├ílez,  an Argentinian physicist in the same field. "I guess we are a living example that Einstein was wrong when he said that gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love, " Pullin said.

After completing his Ph.D. he did his Postdoc work in the United States,  and was later hired as a faculty member by Penn State.