Physics, studio art (ceramics)
Women’s & Gender Studies
“The physics program here is amazing, with connections across the country that I’d hope would make for a great education and possibly help me find a job post-graduation.”
“I hope I can find a job relating to physics; what that might be exactly, I’m not sure — maybe engineering related.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“My teachers have been great, particularly within the Physics Department. Professor Dahlstrom, in particular, was great at pushing me to reach for a deeper understanding of a topic than the required coursework. All my professors have been amazing at answering questions about class topics or even other details about life at Carthage, don’t be afraid to approach them if you need help!”
“General Physics I is the class that most focused on my particular interests within the field of physics at my current level of understanding.”
“I am on the Men’s Swim and Dive team and in the Rock Climbing Club, Society of Physics Students, and Entomology Club.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“I was able to be on the Gravitational Waves Research Project along with multiple other students under Professor Quashnock last spring.”
“I received the Sladek Scholarship for majoring in physics and the arts to reward using both sides of the mind.”
Favorite spot on campus
“The Oaks lounge overlooking the lake.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“We’re here to learn first and foremost, but we’re also here to have fun. My advice for other students is to take some classes that interest you regardless of if they count toward your degree as a way to grow yourself and your other interests.”
“I choose Carthage for the smaller size knowing that means I would be able to get to know professors as people, and I wouldn’t just be an ID number to them, which sometimes happens at large schools. The physics program here is amazing, with connections across the country that I’d hope would make for a great education and possibly help me find a job post-graduation. Lastly, I came to Carthage to continue my swimming career, and the pool faculty and the coaches were amazing.”