Firsthand Opportunities

Student Work

Many students have physics-related jobs through our Student Work Program. Some typical jobs are homework grader, tutor, lab setup, observatory assistant, and research assistant. Many of our students who work as research assistants end up giving formal presentations of their work at professional conferences, or even co-authoring papers that are published in professional journals. From 2000 to 2012, ten of our physics majors have been co-authors on a total of 13 papers. That's an average of one publication per year, an impressive accomplishment considering the small number of physics majors at Berry. Some of these papers have been published in prestigious physics and astronomy journals like The Astrophysical Journal, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E and D, and The American Journal of Physics.  

Student Research Projects

Students interested in doing research with a Berry physics professor should talk to each of the professors to determine what projects might be available.