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.

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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