Physics Ambassador Scholarship
Be an advocate for Physics! Earn a $300 Scholarship!
The application deadline for Spring 2021 has passed. Watch this web site for the next round of applications.
We are seeking Physics majors for virtual visits to local high school classrooms. During these visits, you will:
- Gain experience in speaking to groups and working with young people
- Discuss careers in Physics with high school students
- Advertise Physics as a pathway to a wide range of careers
- Motivate younger people to aspire to careers in science
Make two virtual visits (approximately 1 hour each) as a Physics Ambassador to high school classrooms and earn a $300 scholarship. During your visit you will give a presentation to high school Physics and Physical Sciences classes on possible careers paths available to students with Physics degrees and answer questions from the high school students. This will be great experience for you as a Physics major, whether you aspire to attend graduate school, work in business or industry or the health field, or become a teacher.
Upon completion of the program, you will be requested to write a short (1-page) summary of your experiences. This summary will help us evaluate and improve the program.
The next deadline for applications has not yet been determined.
To prepare your presentation on careers in Physics, we suggest you visit the `Career Resources' web site for the American Institute of Physics , as well as the `Career Resources' page of the Society of Physics Students . You might also review the Department alumni web page to get an idea of the wide range of career paths our Physics majors have taken.
For more information, contact the faculty advisors for Physics majors: