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

Alumna, Family Endow Chemistry Scholarship, Honor Retired Provost

On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.

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The Distinctive Look of UD

I was always puzzled by the look of UD until one afternoon several years ago. While hiking through the woods above the seminary with my family, I happened upon something extraordinary: jutting out of the ground was the corner of a rock painted with exquisite patterns.

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