Student and Alumni Success

Student & Alumni Success 

Quick Facts About the UD Physics Department

  • Physics majors have received prestigious Fulbright teaching and research awards, National Science Foundation fellowships, and Goldwater Scholarships.
  • In the 60 years that degrees have been awarded for the UD Physics Department there have been 212 students graduating in Physics, an average of 4.0 per year, although recent years have seen a rise in our number of graduates.
  • Graduates were highly successful securing fellowships, assistantships, or scholarships from quality graduate departments. National awards include six from the NSF, two from the AEC, 2-3 Fulbrights, two Goldwater Scholarships, and a Woodrow Wilson.
  • At least 27% of physics graduates have received a Ph.D. in physics or related field.
  • Physics graduates have received at least 59 Ph.D's, 54 M.S's, 23 M.A's, 12 M.D's and 8 J.D's.  Data are missing for many graduates and over 20 alums are in the candidate phase for advanced degrees.

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They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

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Trailblazing Golden Crusaders Pave Path for Future Generations

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Professor Scott Churchill Explores the Souls of Animals

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