Physicists and astronomers use analytical thinking and a strong understanding of the fundamental laws of nature to describe the world around us, from the smallest particles to our galaxy and universe. Basic physics research leads to new technologies that change our lives, including computers, internet, cell phones, MRI, GPS, and sustainable energy solutions. A bachelor’s degree in physics makes you a problem solver and opens the doors to careers in industry, government, healthcare, consulting, and even on Wall Street. It prepares you well for graduate studies, not only in physics and astronomy, but also in many other science and engineering disciplines.
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Texas A&M Science - I Am Texas A&M Science (Episode 18)Even for the most seasoned academic, career inspiration starts somewhere, and it all begins with a story. Here’s one from Texas A&M Science astronomer Casey Papovich discussing the achievement of earning a doctorate and his fascination with the cosmos.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 34)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M astronomy graduate student Taylor Hutchison '22 describes how she’s living her dream by traveling to some of the world's largest observatories to study the distinguishing features of ancient galaxies and how they developed in order to better understand how the universe appeared in its earliest days nearly 14 billion years ago.
Texas A&M Science - Harry Kay Lesser Jr. '70, Distinguished Former Student 2019Each spring, the College of Science pays tribute to its top former students by conferring upon them its highest honor: induction into the Academy of Distinguished Former Students. One of this year's honorees is Col. (Ret) Harry Kay Lesser Jr., Class of 1970, of Herndon, Va, a respected expert and leader in information-gathering and intelligence, electronic warfare, strategic planning and development of new technologies.
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