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Robert Koffie

Robert Koffie
"I find the academic environment at Indiana University Bloomington very stimulating. Here, I have had the opportunity to learn from some really extraordinary professors."

Robert is working with Prof. John Beggs to apply physics principles understand how networks of brain neurons interact through electrical signals. Such research could provide insight into how cognitive processes such as memory and reasoning work. Robert plans to graduate in 2007 with degrees in Chemistry and Physics.

Because of the broad-based skills acquired by physics majors, graduates can take on jobs in financial, electronic, computer software and high-tech industries as well as entering graduate schools in physics, bio-physics, chemical physics, material science, and other engineering disciplines.  In addition the critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills one learns as a physics student are applicable in practically any career field.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) conducts extensive studies of the careers and education of physics students. A comprehensive and up-to-date review of this data can be found at the AIP Statistics site. This includes a survey of 'Who's Hiring Physics Bachelors?'

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a superb source of information about career opportunities for those with a degrees in physics - from a bachelor's degree to a Ph D. You will find that there are many opportunities outside of research with salaries which are competitive.

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