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Undergraduate Research


Research Opportunities:


Research with faculty members in and outside the department can be a rewarding experience and is highly encouraged by the department. The research topics of faculty members includes: astrophysics, atomspheric physics, nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter physics, physics education, and statistical physics. Senior Physics majors are encouraged to take PHYS 196. This class is an opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member for credit.


Select Past Undergraduate Thesis Projects:


Nyasha George (Summa Cum Laude, 2007) "An Algorithm for Single Molecule Sequencing of DNA". Miss George won third place in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Undergraduate Research Symposium:


At this two-day event, undergraduates are given the opportunity to present their research findings through poster and oral presentations. Presentations are judged and awarded based upon standards set by the Undergraduate Research Committee.


Topics reflect the four Divisions of the College: Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.


COAS Undergraduate Research Symposium


Outside the university:


Internships are available beginning a student's fist year at Howard. Physics students have had the opportunity in the past to work at:


National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Central Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense
Sun Microsystems

A list of external internship opportunities is available from the College of Arts and Sciences.