Physics Alumni

Students with broad interests in scientific research benefit greatly from studying physics. With a physics degree, our students have gone on to further study and careers in atomic and laser physics, condensed matter physics, material science, solar power, business, engineering, education, law, medicine, and more. Examples of recent alumni include:

  • Alex Schmitt (2016), Director of Strategic Development, Morton Solar
  • Darwin Cordovilla Leon (2015), PhD candidate in Applied Physics, University of Michigan
  • Adam Dillman (2011), Success Agent Senior - Developer Support, Salesforce
  • Kelly Mosesso (2011), Biostatistician, IU School of Medicine
  • Carrie Schindler (2010), Technical Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
  • Jason Veatch (2009), Postdoc, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Maria Weber (2008), Faculty and Planetarium Director, Delta State University
  • Drew Bradley (2008), Trust Operations and Unique Asset Associate, Fifth Third Bank
  • Brad Hubartt (2007), Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon
  • Mallory Traxler (2007), Affiliate Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University
  • Anna Mandir Helms (2006), Emergency Medicine Physician
  • David Shelton (2005), Senior Principal Scientist, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Siddartha Naidu (2000), Co-Founder, Director of Research, RealityEngines.AI (formerly principal engineer, Amazon and staff engineer, Google)

Spotlight on Maria Weber

After graduating from UE with a bachelor's in physics and philosophy in 2008, Maria Weber received a PhD in physics from Colorado State University and finished both a postdoctoral fellowship at Exeter and a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics postdoctoral fellowship at University of Chicago and Adler Planetarium. She is currently faculty and planetarium director at Delta State University. Maria credits her UE education with laying the groundwork for her later achievements. “Attending the University of Evansville was integral in shaping the scientist I have become. The quality and variety of courses, close relationships with professors and classmates, and opportunity to do research as an undergraduate all helped prepare me to excel in graduate school and beyond.”