Physics Testimonials

Tyler Habiger (2004)

Project Engineer
McPherson, KS
In 2002, I completed the first half of the 3-2 program at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) and received my physics degree in 2004. During my time at FHSU, I was involved with superconductor research. I also completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship at the University of Arizona researching and developing organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). After completing the second half of the 3-2 program, I worked as the foreman of a construction crew on a multi-million dollar project for the Army Corp of Engineers. In 2006, I took a position as a production supervisor for Hospira’s pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kansas. During my time as a supervisor, I oversaw as many as 70 people and 10 different manufacturing lines. I am currently a project engineer for Hospira.
C.D. Clark (2004)

Research Assistant
Northrop Grumman
San Antonio, TX
I am currently working for Northrop Grumman in San Antonio as a research assistant for the Air Force. My focus is computational physics. I am responsible for developing and maintaining various models used to solve problems in Electrodynamics and Thermodynamics. I have to thank Dr. Buffington for introducing me to the world of Linux and Computational Physics. My experience with both has given me a big advantage in the work place. I was also just accepted to the graduate program at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and plan to finish my Ph.D. in Physics in 3-4 years.

Matt Wood (2007)

Graduate Student
Texas A&M
College Station, TX

My success throughout college is due in large part to the physics department at FHSU. During my undergraduate education I was selected for three different research internships. I spent one summer at Kansas State University setting up a laser that would be used to splice optical fibers. The next summer I traveled to the Center for European Nuclear Research (CERN) outside of Geneva, Switzerland, where I was able to work on the largest physics experiment to date on earth. This past summer I traveled to Newport News, Va., where I worked with the polarized electron beam source group at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The research I conducted there could be beneficial to many smaller polarized electron labs throughout the country. I am now attending graduate school at Texas A & M University working toward a Ph.D. in physics.
Justin Zohner (2002)

Research Physicist
San Antonio, TX
In Physics, new discoveries, challenges and opportunities are always just around the next corner. The degree I earned at Fort Hays State was just the starting point. From there, I've studied in a world-class graduate program and gone on to work for some of the leading companies in my field. Learning is a life-long journey. Taking the first step at Fort Hays State University ensured that I was on the pathway to success.


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