Brooke – Astronomy & Astrophysics

An Insider’s Guide to Grad School

An Insider’s Guide to Grad School

Although four years sounds like a long time to work for an undergraduate physics/astrophysics degree, in no time at all graduation approaches. So what’s next? Most people’s first thought is to go on to grad school. [...]

Why Physics?

Why Physics?

In high school, I was having a hard time figuring out which branch of science I wanted to go down: biology or physics? Biology would be cool, particularly biotechnology and genetics, because I could learn about [...]

How to Network in a Professional Setting

How to Network in a Professional Setting

A group of us at Florida Tech had the opportunity to attend the Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics this past semester. Similar conferences were held nation-wide the same weekend, and all of us were [...]

Chips in the Freezer: Quantum-Style!

Chips in the Freezer: Quantum-Style!

Last fall, I attended a Florida Tech public lecture, given by Scott Tilley, Ph.D., from the computer sciences department. The presentation was called Quantum Computing and it showed how “the need for speed is what drives [...]

5 Improvements to the Orion Spacecraft Learned from Previous Flights

5 Improvements to the Orion Spacecraft Learned from Previous Flights

I and a few other students at Florida Tech had the opportunity to meet with Larry Price, the Orion Spacecraft Deputy Program Manager. We were all psyched to hear about NASA’s next plans for manned space-flight [...]

Photos: World Seen Through a NASA Astronaut’s Eyes

Photos: World Seen Through a NASA Astronaut’s Eyes

Florida Tech’s Student Astronomical Society (SAS) was once again able to attend the Harmony Dark Sky Festival last semester. The festival is an annual event where astronomers set up telescopes and the public can come take [...]

Visiting the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

Visiting the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

The National Society of Physics Students organization is broken up into zones across the U.S. Florida falls into Zone 6, which has its own annual meeting at a host university. This year the host university was [...]

Physics/Astrophysics Major FAQ

Physics/Astrophysics Major FAQ

I get a lot of questions as a physics and astrophysics major, so I’m using this post to give some answers to some of those burning questions.  1.       What is astrophysics? I like to describe physics as the [...]

Where Does the Time Go? One Student’s Time Management Tips

Where Does the Time Go? One Student’s Time Management Tips

Source: EarningDiary Time management – the bane of everyone’s existence. I know, at least for me, that at the end of every day I have never accomplished everything I intended to do. There are those productive days [...]

Lightning Strike: Don’t Be Nature’s Conductor!

Lightning Strike: Don’t Be Nature’s Conductor!

(Picture credit: Cosmicconvergence.org) While working for Dr. Dwyer in the Geospace Physics Lab here at Florida Tech, I came across a very interesting article about some lesser known effects of being struck by lightning. So I [...]