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Physics & Astronomy Internships

Ryan Tumbleson at Argonne National Laboratory during his internship.
Ryan Tumbleson at Argonne National Laboratory during his internship.

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 2018 Summer Interns

Physics & Astronomy 2017 Summer Interns

Physics & Astronomy 2016 Summer Interns

Physics & Astronomy 2015 Summer Interns

  • Ari Blumer | Exploring Growth of 2-dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
  • Zak Blumer  | Building a Solar Water Heater
  • Max Camp  | Assembling CLAS12 Forward Tagger Calorimeter in Genoa, Italy
  • Justin Courtright | Building an Arduino-Based Tuning Fork With an Atomic Force Microscope
  • Andrew Dewald | Studying Sensitivity Analysis of Wendelstein 7-X Plasma Confinement by Ion Temperature Gradient Turbulence Modeling
  • Miguel Gomez | Proving Spectroscopy of a Young Type II Supernova
  • Erin Grimes | Trying to Steer the Accelerator Beam Into the Air by Focusing It Through a Millimeter Hole
  • Cates Harman | Studying Jet Particle Correlations in He+Au Collisions at RHIC
  • Benjamin Hirt | Studying Design and Application of Magnetic Halbach Arrays
  • Michael Jaramillo | Exploring Positional Covariance in Multi-Wavelenth Astronomy
  • Miles Lindquist Probes Photolithography for Micron-Scale Device Fabrication
  • David Overton | Exploring An Indirect Way to Study 18F(p,alpha)15) in Novae
  • Gabriel Reineck | Exploring How Cosmological Parameters Affect the Observations
  • Sara Sand | Studying Electronic Properties of Titanium Dioxide
  • Heath Scherich | Studying Computer Simulation and Analysis of Silicon Clusters
  • John Theibert | Exploring Simulation of a Pion Trigger for the DVCS Experiment at JLab
  • Jacob Williamson | Probing Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature
  • Yonry Zhu | Studying Design and Setup of a Pulsed Laser Deposition System

Physics & Astronomy 2014 Summer Interns

  • Peter Andrews Explores The Relationship Between Annealing Temperature and Size of Nuclei in Phase Change Memory Materials
  • Max Camp Studies Data Analysis in the Search for the Pentaquark
  • Alex Carroll Probes Re-evaluating the Thermonuclear Reaction Rate for the 18F(p,alpha)15O Reaction
  • Helen Cothrel Analyzes Summertime Ozone Measurements in the Colorado Front Range
  • Justin Courtright Explores Making with Microcontrollers
  • Ryan Goetz Studies Improving cluster mass measurement techniques with cosmological simulations"
  • Miguel Gomez Explores the pion cloud and motion of sub-atomic particles
  • Erin Grimes Builds an optics model to examine works of art and nature
  • Taylor Grueser Does a Calorimetric Study of the Metal Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon
  • Jacob Hartman Probes Video Microscopic Analysis for Determination of Cancer Cell Mechanical Properties
  • Kylie Holmes Studies Detecting More Pion
  • Natalie Klco Does 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 Studies Sputter Epitaxy of LaMnO3 on SrTiO3
  • Miles Lindquist Probes Simulating a Realistic GRETINA
  • David Overton Explores Determining the Feasibility of Measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* Reaction
  • Robert Radloff Studies Detecting Photons Another Way
  • Thomas "Tad" Riley Gets to Know the Atomic Force Microscope and Its Uses
  • Sara Sand Probes Building Stirling Engines
  • Samantha Thrush Studies at LIGO, a World-Class Observatory
  • Chris Wolfe Probes Developing a Photolithography Procedure to Produce Micron Scale Metallic Devices
  • Yonry Zhu Explores Assembling a Pulsed Laser Deposition System to Allow for Tandem MBE/PLD Sample Synthesis