Lauren Bomeisl '13, left, Marie Kalet '13 and Megan Russ '13 confer on how to best build a bridge for an applied mechanics course. Geneseo is second among the nation's more than 500 primarily undergraduate institutions for producing the largest number of students graduating with physics degrees, from 2008 to 2010. /PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11
Geneseo's physics department is second among the nation's more than 500 primarily undergraduate institutions for producing the largest number of students graduating with physics degrees from 2008-2010, according the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
Geneseo averaged 26 graduates per year in the classes of 2008-10. Only the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland graduated more with an average of 31.
"The AIP statistics confirm the quality academic program we have built here at Geneseo, and I credit the hard-working and creative faculty and staff in our department for the sharp increase in the number of majors we have seen in recent years," said department Chair and Professor of Physics Charles Freeman. "All of our students truly receive an outstanding education in physics, and a very large number work closely with our faculty on a wide variety of high-impact undergraduate research projects. This allows our students to gain valuable hands-on experience and to immerse themselves in an area that piques their interest."