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Physics Blugolds- Where are they now?

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Dylan Bayerl

Major(s):  Dual Degree Engineering
Currently attending:  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

November 2013, Dylan submitted his research for possible publication in Nano Letters, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society.  Following an extensive review by top scientists in the field, it was accepted for publication and appeared in the online version in February and will be featured in the July journal issue.  In addition, Dylan's research data was developed into a visual simulation which was approved to be on the cover of the journal.  The letter is titled: Visible-Wavelength Polarized-Light Emission with Small-Diameter InN Nanowires and is co-authored with Emmanouil Kioupakis.

Amy Raplinger RootAmy Raplinger Root

Year of Graduation: 2009
Major(s): Physics
Job Title: 8th Grade Science Teacher

After earning my Master of Science degree in Physics and my Master of Arts in Teaching degree, I have m yfirst real job! I teach 8th grade science (a combination of physical, life, and earth science) in a large school district near Des Moines, IA. Working with 8th graders has its challenges, but my job is incredibly rewarding.


Michael KosmalskiMichael Kosmalski

Year of Graduation: 2003
Major(s):  Physical Science Education
Job Title: High School Science Teacher


I feel very fortunate to have gotten my under graduate science education degree from UWEC. The rigor of coursework and my experiences,particularity in physics and astronomy, have allowed me to be an effective science educator for nearly 11 years now, educating over 1,000 students thus far. Thank You to the UWEC Physics and Astronomy Faculty for your dedication to science education.




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