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Whitney Elected SPS Zone 9 Councilor

Dr. Heather WhitneyDr. Heather M. Whitney has been elected Zone 9 Councilor for the Society of Physics Students National Council.

Wheaton College Physics Major Michael Vieceli ’20 Receives NRC Fellowship

Wheaton College Physics major Michael Vieceli ’20 has received a fellowship from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to support upcoming graduate studies in Medical Physics at Purdue University beginning in Fall 2020.

Recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Stephen McKayStephen McKay is one of two Wheaton students to have received the Goldwater Scholarship. 

Wheaton College Students and Faculty Present at SPIE Medical Imaging 2020

Wheaton College Physics major Michael Vieceli ’20, Spanish/Pre-med major Amy Van Dusen ’21, and Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Heather M. Whitney recently presented research at the SPIE Medical Imaging Meeting held in Houston, Texas in February 2020.

Wheaton Students Break New Ground in Archaeological Studies with LiDAR

Wheaton College students and faculty have formed an intra-departmental team to create a process utilizing LiDAR technology to map changes at archeological sites, with Tel Shimron in Israel as the initial test location.

Wheaton College Physics Students Attend Midwest CUWiP

Three students from Wheaton College traveled to the 2020 Midwest Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), held at the University of Chicago on January 17-19.

Wheaton College Physics Student and Faculty Present at Medical Physics Conferences

Wheaton College physics major Michael Vieceli ’20 and Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Heather M. Whitney recently presented research at a major conference related to medical physics.

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Wheaton College Physics Students Attend PhysCon, the Nation’s Largest Gathering of Undergraduate Students in Physics

The Wheaton College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) sent eight students to PhysCon, the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Congress, in November 2019.

Wheaton College Physics Students Win National Recognition

The Wheaton College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office for its efforts in academic year 2018-2019.

Society of Women Engineers Conference 2019

On November 6 – 9, six Wheaton engineering women participated in the annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) conference in Anaheim, California. 

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Dr. Joel Dahlin (‘10 ) Receives Prestigious Plasma Physics Journal Award

Joel Dahlin (’10) received the 2019 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing at a reception for Physics of Plasma  authors on Tuesday, October 22nd in Fort Lauderdale.

Team Awarded Silver Status in International Physics Competition

A team of three sophomore physics majors (Rachel Barron, Michelle de Oliveira, and Stephen McKay) took part in the international University Physics Competition on November 9-11th.

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Faculty Member Receives Grant from the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Heather M. Whitney is Associate Professor of Physics at Wheaton College and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago.

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Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins

Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins is a groundbreaking book. These engaging, field-tested materials, used over many years by outstanding faculty at a flagship Christian university, are sure to be an important new resource for Christian students

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Seeking God in the Stars

Wheaton College Physics visiting instructor and NASA scientist Rhiannon Blaauw was recently featured in The Wheaton Record.

Announcing a New Engineering Scholarship

The William Lewis Shuster Jr. Engineering Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to an incoming first year engineering student.

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New Moles Scholarship

Wheaton engineering student, Rebecca Geiger wins Moles scholarship.

Wheaton Student in NSF Funded Oceanography Program

Elizabeth Tan  (’19) participated in the 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Oceanography (SURFO) program funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences.