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Undergrad student Helen Cothrel does research in a laser lab.

Physics-related degrees prepare students for careers in scientific research, so the best internship opportunities for students involve research experiences.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy has opportunities (See Undergraduate Research) for undergraduates to do research with Ohio University faculty. The Undergraduate Research page also describes external research experiences that students can apply for at other Universities or at National Laboratories.


Physics & Astronomy 2014 Summer Interns

Learn By Doing article

Peter Andrews “The Relationship Between Annealing Temperature and Size of Nuclei in Phase Change Memory Materials”

Max Camp “Data Analysis in the Search for the Pentaquark”

Alex Carroll “Re-evaluating the Thermonuclear Reaction Rate for the 18F(p,alpha)15O Reaction”

Helen Cothrel “Analyzing Summertime Ozone Measurements in the Colorado Front Range”

Justin Courtright “Making with Microcontrollers”

Ryan Goetz "Improving cluster mass measurement techniques with cosmological simulations"

Miguel Gomez “The pion cloud and motion of sub-atomic particles”

Erin Grimes "Building an optics model to examine works of art and nature”

Taylor Grueser “A Calorimetric Study of the Metal Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon”

Jacob Hartman “Video Microscopic Analysis for Determination of Cancer Cell Mechanical Properties”

Kylie Holmes “Detecting More Pion”

Natalie Klco “Two Studies in Europe: Testing LED Calibration of the Forward Tagger for CLAS12, Genoa, Italy” and Helping to Test and Document a New Style of Detector at CEA/Saclay, France”

Hunter Lawson “Sputter Epitaxy of LaMnO3 on SrTiO3”

Miles Lindquist “Simulating a Realistic GRETINA”

David Overton “Determining the Feasibility of Measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* Reaction”

Robert Radloff “Detecting Photons Another Way”

Thomas ‘Tad’ Riley “Getting to Know the Atomic Force Microscope and Its Uses”

Sara Sand “Building Stirling Engines”

Samantha Thrush “Welcome to LIGO, a World-Class Observatory”

Chris Wolfe “Developing a Photolithography Procedure to Produce Micron Scale Metallic Devices”

Yonry Zhu “Assembling a Pulsed Laser Deposition System to Allow for Tandem MBE/PLD Sample Synthesis”

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