Brooke – Astronomy & Astrophysics

5 Reasons Why I Chose Florida Tech

5 Reasons Why I Chose Florida Tech

For all of you prospective students out there, I know picking a college to attend can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. I still didn’t know where I wanted to go by the time I reached the [...]

Stress—Do’s and Don’ts

Stress—Do’s and Don’ts

We’ve all been there — “I have four exams, a quiz and two homework assignments due this week!” The list of things to study, assignments to complete, and projects/presentations to prepare are always a major conversation [...]

From Sailing to Space to Karate: Clubs at Florida Tech

From Sailing to Space to Karate: Clubs at Florida Tech

 Featured picture: SPS/SEDS members in front of Launch Pad A at the Kennedy Space Center as a part of our Spring 2013 VIP tour. I know trying to juggle classes, homework, labs and work can be [...]

Magnetic Fields of Massive Stars

Magnetic Fields of Massive Stars

I am in the physics and space sciences senior seminar class this year, taught by Darin Ragozzine, Ph.D. The class focuses on preparing for graduation and opportunities available afterward for someone with a bachelor’s degree in [...]

Using Astrophysics to Answer Star Questions

Using Astrophysics to Answer Star Questions

Nowadays, we are able to say things like “Proxima Centauri is 4.24 light years from the sun and is the closest star to our solar system,” or things like “Stars are mostly made of gas, particularly [...]

How Does Your Car Use Thermodynamics?

How Does Your Car Use Thermodynamics?

I always find it fun to learn about applications of the things I’m learning in lecture, and my thermodynamics class, taught by Professor Durrance, has been doing a really good job of that this semester. We [...]

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 [...]