physics & engineering

  • Grant award to highlight German business, innovation on campus

    Sep 15, 2016

    Students, faculty, and staff will notice a cultural shift on campus during the week of Oct. 10 to 14 for an event called Germany Meets the U.S. week.

  • Cornell receives grant to support STEM education for students with financial need

    Aug 26, 2016

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) just announced that  it has awarded Cornell College a grant for almost $650,000 to support students with financial need who are entering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field of study. The grant establishes the Cornell College “Mentoring Students to Success in STEM Fields” program, which will provide students […]

  • Engineering program receives high-tech equipment

    Aug 15, 2016

    Students taking engineering courses can expect to see some shiny, new equipment when they start off the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Fink and Professor Lichty work to create linear phased arrays from cell phones

    Jul 29, 2016

    Simon Fink ’17 works with Professor Lyle Lichty on a CSRI project to create linear phased arrays from cell phones.

  • CSRI duo set sights on space discoveries

    Jul 19, 2016

    Professor Kara Beauchamp and Cole Horan ’18 have their minds set on exploring a place that’s 5,000 light-years from earth–the Rosette Nebula. “The Rosette Nebula is a star-forming region,” said Professor Beauchamp. “New stars are always being born in our galaxy, and they are usually born in these compact regions that have a lot of gas […]

  • Lehman pursuing a dual-degree in engineering

    Jun 10, 2016

    Jake Lehman ’16 came to Cornell to prepare for an engineering career by studying at a liberal arts school and to continue his baseball career.

  • Students show off engineering project on KCRG-TV9

    May 5, 2016

    The KCRG-TV9 crew visited Cornell College to discuss an engineering project with a group of students and their professor, Brian Johns. They recently finished a plan to create replacement glasses frames using a 3-D printer. Their hope is that this project is far from over.

  • Engineering course helps students see beyond the classroom

    May 2, 2016

    What started off as a basic class assignment has helped a group of Cornell College students more clearly see how their studies could have an impact on others.

  • Elayavalli researches at Large Hadron Collider

    Aug 18, 2014

    Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli ’11 spent the summer of 2014 doing research at the Large Hadron Collider.

  • Kamenetzky earns prestigious fellowship

    Aug 18, 2014

    Julia Kamenetzky ’08 was awarded a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship to carry out research and education.

  • Physics majors dive into senior projects

    Dec 5, 2013

    For eighteen days five physics majors immersed themselves in senior research projects ranging from next-generation batteries to quantum teleportation during their advanced physics lab course.

  • McKenna pursues doctorate in data visualization

    May 29, 2012

    Summer research at the Space Telescope Science Institute helped Sean McKenna land a graduate position at the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.

  • Davis aims to bring statistical approach to city planning

    May 28, 2012

    Liz Davis is a numbers person with a math major and physics minor. She is also an ideas person who discovered a passion for urban planning, thanks to key politics courses (her second major) and a Cornell Fellowship with an energy policy firm.

  • Lichty lectures on the search for extrasolar planets

    Nov 11, 2011

    Lyle Lichty, professor of physics, will give a lecture on Nov 17th titled “Progress and Surprises in the Search for Other Earths.” Nearly 700 extrasolar planets have been discovered since 1995, yet the number of confirmed Earth-like planets remains at one; only Earth can sustain life as we know it.

  • Taming the Energy of Stars

    Apr 6, 2011

    John Sarff ’82, professor of physics at University of Wisconsin, will present a lecture on fusion energy on April 12th.