SUNY Geneseo Department of Physics and Astronomy

Alumni Database

 

Brian Andrea

B.A. in Physics 2001

Email address: andreab@howrey.com

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As of 4/13/05: I am currently doing patent prosecution for the law firm of Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP in Washington, DC. I am also attending the American University Law School in the evening and will graduate with a J.D. in May, 2007.

Martin Anselm

B.A. in Physics 1999

Email address: m_anselm@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 10/9/00: I am currently working on my MS in ME at Clarkson. I have been granted a RA position working with Universal Instruments in Binghamton. My research will include intermetallic growth in lead-free solder on Cu pads. I will be living in Binghamton in January, working full time on my thesis.

Greg Baumbach

3-2 Engineering 1993

Email address: greg.baumbach@experian.com

Web page: http://www.dragoniv.com

As of 10/12/2006: Still with Experian (going on eight or ten years, depending on who you ask), and currently managing the technical end of a fairly large database solution for a fairly large clothing manufacturer. As I've noted previously, I attribute my ongoing success in large part to the rigorous education I received at Geneseo as a physics major. That, and the fact that I like toying around with computers

Denise Beck
B.A. in Physics 2003
Email address: denise@bagelmonger.com
Web Page: http://homework.northport.k12.ny.us/nhs/science/dbeck/
As of 9/19/2004: I've accepted a teaching position at Northport High School on Long Island. It's a bit scary, but a lot of fun too.
Shawn Berry
B.S.in Applied Physics 1996
Email address: shawn@woodshanti.com

Web page: www.woodshanti.com

As of 10/12/2006: Well, after I completed my lovely science degree I moved to San Francisco, CA where I started a woodworking cooperative and have been living and community organizing ever since!
David Binns
B.S. in Applied Physics 1998
Email address: binnsdavid@yahoo.com
Web page:
As of 10/12/2006: Have graduated from Geneseo, I went to Sweden on a Fulbright grant for a year. After a year in the cold nordic north, I headed to sunny California where I earned a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University (I was in a PhD program but realized research is not my calling). I'm back East these last 5 years. Currently, I am an equity analyst at a hedge fund in Manhattan .
Peter Boudette
B.A. in Physics 2002
Email address: plboudette@hotmail.com
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As of 11/29/2004: Finishing up my M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Buffalo with completion in Dec 2004. What is lambda?!?!?

Robert Breslawski

B.A. in Physics 1998

Email address: thereisnoyou2@hotmail.com

Web page:

As of 4/9/01: I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at the end of Dec.?99 with an MS in mechanical engineering. I took a position shortly thereafter at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY as mechanical/optical designer of scanners. In some of my spare time I design and build electromechanical systems. I recently got my dream vehicle (PT Cruiser) so I obviously do things with and to it, and I?m now saving for a house... I think.

Andrew (Drew) Caffrey
B.S. in Physics 2000
Email Address: acaffrey118@yahoo.com
Web page:
As of 12/30/04: Moved back to Rochester in Aug 04 to work for Corning Tropel as a project manager. Our products are mostly optical systems, including advanced lithography tools used in semiconductor and flat panel display markets. I am happily married and enjoy living close to family again. It’s great to be back in NY!

Laura Cavagnaro

B.A. in Physics 1996

Email address: lmc1@cisunix.unh.edu

Web page: www.ccom-jhc.unh.edu

As of 6/2/00: I received my MS in Ocean Engineering in Fall 2000. Currently I am working on a Ph.D. in O. E. I’m doing a lot of work on sonar signals and digital signal processing.

David Clader

B.A. in Physics 2002

Email address: dclader@pas.rochester.edu

Web page:

As of 3/25/05: Right after graduation I started graduate school at the University of Rochester, where I am working toward my PhD in Theoretical Quantum Optics. As of March 2005 I am in my 3rd year of graduate work, have passed the preliminary examination, and obtained my masters degree. My current research topic is fast light optical solitons in two and three level quantum systems.

Melissa Commisso
B.A. in Physics 2004
Email address: mac5cx@virginia.edu
Web page:

As of 8/01/06: What's up Geneseo?!? I just finished up my 2nd year of grad school at Univ. of Virginia. I am done with classes and have passed my Ph.D. qualifying exam(!). This summer, after going to Italy with Mamma Commisso for 3 weeks, I have begun research in Nuclear Physics. I still don't know what I want to do after school, but I am enjoying grad school now that classes and the qual are behind me.

Shout outs to class of 04!! I miss you guys!

A.J. Cosgrove
B.A. in Physics 1991
Email address: acosgrove@exeter.edu
Web page:
As of 9/14/2006:I am in the midst of my 15th year of teaching physics at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire . Most of my spare time and energy goes into my family. My oldest boy turned 15 this summer (you do the math) and my other son is 9. If any of you are ever in the area stop by.
Brian Daniel
B.A. in Physics 2003
Email address: Danielsn81@yahoo.com
Web page:
As of 10/12/2006: I'm just beginning my 4th year working towards my PhD in Imaging Science at RIT . I'm working on an end to end model of a telescope much like the astromical James Webb Space Telescope. The only difference is my telescope looks at the earth instead of the stars. Be careful, I'm watching you!

Scott Deuty

B.A. in Physics 1984

Email address: scott.deut@panjit.com

Web page:

As of 6/7/02:  After graduating from Geneseo I obtained my BSEE from Siberiacuse University in 1985. I was diagnosed with an allergy to clouds and moved to Arizona, ending a 25 year sentence. I miss the four seasons: mud, mosquitoes, potholes and snow. From 1989-1991 I attended Virginia Tech and obtained an MSEE. In 1992 Virginia Tech and Siberiacuse started playing each other in the Big East and I was already back in Arizona (figures). Since then I have been raising my two boyz and dealing with the corporate world. I am saving for my kid's Spring Break (forget college they can pay for that themselves). Does Geneseo still have that sweet, two week Spring Break?

Some history on Geneseo. After the first test in our sophomore year, half of the physics majors went on to the next class and half went over to the admin building to change their major.

Back in 83, not many people had seen a laser. They were big enough where you needed two hands and plugged into the wall. We had fun with those and freaked a lot of people heading past Greene from uptown after partying. The legal drinking age was 18 back then and turned to 19. We had to suffer through Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album. Our PC was a PDP 8 that used a teletype and the first computer classes I took in 1980 were entered as batch jobs on key punched cards. Every year we would have a football game at the Physics picnic with Dr. Sells. He was quite a competitor. Dr. Sells also offered a steak dinner if you got a 100 on a Physics test. We would study until midnight in Greene and then either me or Frank Vallone would come up to each other and say, "a quarter was burning a hole in our pocket."

We would head uptown and hold the fooseball table until closing. I wish a quarter bought that much fun today. As for Frank Vallone, he is MIA big time and if he is reading this, I need you to come out of retirement and hold table just one or maybe ten more times. Just watch my corns when you step on my foot to get me to pass the ball. I still think no one ever figured that move out. If any of of the other "rabbits" read this, send me a line, especially if you have seen Frank.

One day one of my fraternity brothers remarked that my truck was always parked outside Greene (I was inside doing insurmountable amounts of Dr Kinsey homework). The brother was a business major and is now CFO of Compaq and my truck is parked outside my Tempe office all hours.

Well, enough geezing. I hope the Geneseo Physics program enhances your life as much as it did mine.

If ya want a good view of campus, go to this website (yes it was cloudy that day).

Timothy Dietrich
B.A in Physics 1997
Email address: tmdietrich@gmail.com
Web page:
As of 10/16/2006: After Geneseo, moved back to Buffalo for a while. Worked as a programmer/DBA for ~7 years in Buffalo and then NYC. Earned my MS CompEng and MBA in NYC ( Manhattan College , then Columbia & London BSchools), studied in London for a bit as part of business school and then took an M&A position in Tokyo for a year. Now living in Chicago working in M&A dealing with Technology firms. It's been a while since I've talked with many...feel free to write and say hello!

Brian Dobbs

B.A. in Physics 2000

Email address: bmd1603@cis.rit.edu

Web page:

As of 4/1/03: Hi all! I am now at RIT pursuing an M.S. in Imaging Science. (What's that: http://www.cis.rit.edu) It's a very interesting program, with unique coursework. I am working on DIRSIG, which is a radiometry-based synthetic image generation tool. It has too many uses to list here. I should be finishing up by the end of this summer (2003) and looking for a job.

If even you are back in the metropolis of Geneseo, contact me, I'm right down the river.

Don Duggan-Haas

B.A. in Physics 1985

Email address: dugganhaas@mail.colgate.edu

Web page: http://people.colgate.edu/ddugganhaas/

As of 10/16/2006: A brief update -- I have been an assistant professor of Educational Studies at Colgate University since 2003. In 2004, my daughter Kiana gained a sister, Nellie. Information about many things is on my website and is updated every now and then...

Paula Dwyer Warden

B.A. in Physics 1982

Email address: pjdwarden@hotmail.com

Web page:

As of 3/2/2005: I spent several years in the insurance and risk management industry before "retiring" to raise my family and allow my husband to accept a series of corporate job transfers. Home base is now near Toronto, Ontario, after stints in Calgary and Montreal, and 9 glorious years in London, England!

Robert Erich
B.S in Applied Physics 1996
Email address: Rerich@cox.net
Web page:
As of 10/11/2006:Man, I just stumbled upon this website. So awesome to read about what everyone is up to! I know what you're thinking...what could this guy possibly be up to. Well, I currently work for Medtronic, designing pacemakers, and implantible defibrillators. Savings lives...physics style. Don't worry, big companies like this have a lot of checks and balances! And that C- in digital electronics? Dr. Reber made a mistake, tha's all I have to say about that. Seriously though...nobody could have better prepared me for the real world...this man taught me how to play golf! Anyone out in Phoenix , drop me a line: Rerich@cox.net 480-540-6692

Kimberly Fabend (Gollinger)

3-2 Engineering 1998

Email address: kfabend@cscos.com

Web page:

As of 8/11/2003: After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in Civil Engineering, I'm working for a firm out of Syracuse, C&S Engineers, as a highway engineer. I'm married to a guy I met while at SU and we now live north of Syracuse in Clay, NY. Please get in touch if you're in the Syracuse area!

Brian Fisher
B.A. in Physics 1996
Email address: bmfisher@gmail.com
Web page:
As of 10/12/2006:I am currently a Postdoc at NIST in Gaithersburg , MD. I live in Washington , DC .

Jennifer Fosberry (Alfonso)

B.A. in Physics 1994

Email address: jenfosca@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 6/30/2005: Living in San Jose, Ca - with husband (Ibarra Alfonso) and now 2 kids (Isabella 3.5 years, Gustavo 9 months). Taking summer off from job at Tessera. Title changes monthly due to reorganization but I do project management and engineering logistics type work.

Diane Freeman (Bryan)

B.A. in Physics 1990

Email address: diane.freeman@kodak.com

Web page:

As of 12/1/1999: I received my PhD in nuclear physics from University of Rochester in 1997 and have been working at Kodak ever since. I recently moved to the research labs where I am working on inkjet technology. In 1998 I married Charlie Freeman, a wonderful man who just happens to be Assistant Professor of Physics at SUNY Geneseo! It is nice to have such close contact with the department again!

Kristin Galbally

B.S. in Physics 1999

Email address: kgalball@mines.edu

Web page:

As of 11/17/1999: Attending the Colorado School of Mines for PhD in Materials Science.

Derek Goodemote

B.A. in Physics 1999

Email address: goodemote.1@nd.edu

Web page:

As of 10/10/1999:
John Goodemote
B.S. in Physics 1995
Email address: goodemote@ieee.org
Web page:

As of 10/13/2006:
Still working at LockMart with my brother Derek ('99).

Things worth talking to me about:
Family, politics, economics, electroacoustic transduction, field theory, antenna design, wave propagation in viscoelastic materials, sensing, weapon systems.

Memories from Geneseo:
Friday morning Analyt quizzes - after partying late thursday.
Alley's tests taken with magic markers and legal pads.
30% class average on Kinsey's E&M exams.
Trips to the Reber's cabin and the Wagon Wheel.
Demerits for reading newspapers in Fletcher's QM class.
Crushing the competition in the bridge building contest.
Getting a 2nd major in math with the lowest GPA possible.
3:1 female to male at Geneseo, but 0.1:1 in physics.
Many other crazy physics students and faculty.

Mark Greenfield

B.A. in Physics 1994

Email address: mark.greenfield@insightbb.com

Web page:

As of 9/16/2005: Recently moved Family to Bloomington, IN. Working for a medical device company (Cook Inc, www.cook-inc.com)in their Engineering Test Lab. Twins Ben and Sophie are now 2 1/4.
Matt Harper
B.A. in Physics 1987
Email address: mjharper@adelphia.net
Web page:
As of 10/12/2006:Greetings! After I skipped out a semester early (Dec 1986), I spent 6 months in Littleton , CO courtesy of my then-to-be-wife Linda and a per-diem position. With the unemployment rate > 10% our there and few people having ever heard of Geneseo (their loss) I landed a position at Unisys in Washington, DC thanks to a fellow alum from Geneseo. 4 years later I got parole from there and my nearly 2 hour commute and moved up to NH and have been there ever since. I'm currently working for a startup, Tizor Systems, in Maynard Mass as the lead QA Developer/test automation engineer.

Tim Harris

B.A. in Physics 2001

Email address: tharris@emba.uvm.edu

Web page:

As of 9/7/2001: Hi, I?m at the University of Vermont in Burlington doing grad work in Mech E.

Trisha Hauser

B.A. in Physics 1999

Email address: trish3631@yahoo.com
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As of 12/31/2001: I went to Graduate School at the University of Virginia for Systems Engineering after leaving Geneseo.  Upon graduation from there in May 2001, I have taken a job with Lockheed Martin as a Systems Engineer on the SniperXR Advanced Targeting Pod.
Diane Herrick
B.A. in Physics 1990
Email address: herrick@geneseo.edu
Web page:
As of 1/4/2006: Back at SUNY Geneseo as a Visiting Assistant Professor and loving it.
Robert Hillis
3-2 Engineering 1988
Email address: hillisl@hotmail.com
As of 10/12/2006:
 
Sophie Homan
B.A. in Physics 2003
Email address: sophie_homan@ryecountryday.org
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As of 9/15/2006: I am currently in my 2nd year of teaching 8th grade physical science at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY. I finished up my Masters in Physics Education at New York University in May of 2004.

Ah yes - and I'm getting married on July 7, 2007!

Brian Hughner
B.A. in Physics 1987
Email address: brh@appcongroup.com
Web page:
As of 1/3/06: I've been working in the computer engineering field since graduating from Geneseo in 1987. I'm currently the Manager of Software Engineering Services for The Appcon Group, Inc. in Rochester, N.Y. We are a small consulting company specializing in embedded hardware and software design.

Courtney Ingersoll

B.S. in Physics 1987

Email address: theingersolls@erols.com

Web page: www.e2m-inc.com

As of 10/10/1999: Recently (July 99) I became employed with engineering-environmental Management, Inc. (e2M, Inc.). The corporate headquarters is in Denver, CO. My responsibilities will be as Assistant Office Manager for the Newport News, VA office as well as a project manager for various environmental projects ranging from NEPA, compliance issues and restoration/IRP. The company is growing and expanding rapidly and the opportunity for advancement is great. I am looking forward to the personal growth potential and career advancement that I can obtain with the firm.

Robert Johnson

B.A. in Physics 1996

Email address: robert.johnson@vishay.com

Web page:

As of 11/8/2004: I am now working for Vishay in Niagara Falls, NY as a process engineer. I oversee our thin film deposition processes and annealing stations.

We have relocated to Buffalo and have purchased a house in North Tonawanda.

Dane Kent

B.A. in Physics 2000

Email address: physdmk@canterbury.ac.nz

Web page:

As of 3/27/2001: G?day Mates!! As of February 2001 I?ve been working on my PhD in Astrophysics at Canterbury University, New Zealand. I miss all those late nights in Greene, ordering pizza and drinking Dr. Pepper.

Steve Kuchta
B.A. in Physics 2002
Email address: steve.kuchta@uconn.edu
Web page:
As of 4/19/2004: Working on my PhD in Economics at teh University of Connecticut (UConn).
Dana Lane (Veron)
B.A. in Physics 1995
Email address: dveron@udel.edu
Web page:
As of 10/13/2006: After graduating Geneseo, I earned my Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. My dissertation focused on cloud-radiation interactions and climate modeling. I spent 1 year as a post-doc in Boulder, CO with CIRES and then took a tenure-track faculty position at Rutgers. I've just moved to the College of Marine and Earth Studies at the University of Delaware. Noah Veron joined Fabrice, Camille and I early this summer.

Scott Lassell

B.A. in Physics 1991

Email address: slassell@flash.net

Web page: www.ne.ncsu.edu/NRP/

As of 8/24/2000: I am currently the Manager of Nuclear Services @ North Carolina State University?s 1 MW PULSTAR Research Reactor facility in Raleigh, NC. Give me a call @ (919)515-4608 if you need some neutrons - we got ?em to spare!

Jason Law

B.A. in Physics 1997

Email address: jlaw@seas.marine.usf.edu

Web page:

As of 7/22/2003: Recently took time off from lounging at the beach and actually finished my Master's at USF (that's U Stay Forever, not Univ South Florida). I am now working at USF as a research diver and scientist for the Ocean Circulation Group. More field work, less time at a desk!

Robin Leuchtenberg

B.S. in Physics 2005

Email address: robin.leuchtenberg@gmail.com

Web page:

As of 10/9/2005:

Vincent (Bram) Lillard

B.A. in Physics 1998

Email address: vlillard@ida.org

Web page:

As of 2/1/2005: I finished my PhD in high energy particle physics from the University of Maryland in May 2004. I then moved from California (where the Standford Linear Accelerator and my graduate research was located) back to the DC area to work for the Institute for Defense Analyses. I now do research for the Navy and occasionally ride submarines!

Keith Lowenstein

B.A. in Physics 1996

Email address: lownsteinka@comcast.net

Web page: mywebpages.comcast.net/klowenst

As of 9/22/2003: Previously a Systems Engineer at Xerox. Currently a Naval Aviator flying the SH-60B Sea Hawk in Mayport (Jacksonville), Florida. Never before have I had a cubicle with changing 360-degree views 50-feet over the water that shoots Hellfires missiles and hunts subs!

Alphonso Magri
B.A. in Physics 2002
Email address: entarroadun@hotmail.com
Web page:
As of 10/28/2004: I'm at Syracuse University doing research in the field of medical physics. I am particularly going to be dealing with MRI imaging with a 3 Tesla magnet and employing cross modality with MRI and either PET, SPECT or CT.

Marie (Martinelli) Hicks

B.A. in Physics 1998

Email address: mmartinelli40@hotmail.com

Web page:

As of 10/12/2006: I completed a MA in Psychology in 2003.I am a currently working as a Child Protective Services Caseworker in Saratoga County, NY and completing requirements to become a licensed mental health counselor.

Brian McHale

3-2 Engineering 1999

Email address: mchaleb@symbol.com

Web page:

As of 7/11/2001: I graduated from SUNY Buffalo in May with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In June, I started working for Symbol Technologies as a product designer/analyst. My department is currently working with the integration of PDA?s, barcode scanners, and wireless communications. Lastly, in the fall I plan to begin working on my M.B.A.

Kevin Minard

B.A. in Physics 1988

Email address: kr_minard@pnl.gov

Web page:

As of 4/11/2000: Hello fellow physics graduates! After graduating from Geneseo with a physic degree, I received my Ph.D. from Rice University. I now work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a senior research scientist. Here, I use magnetic resonance microscopy to address a variety of problems related to health and the environment. While at Rice, I met my beautiful wife. We now have 2 children and enjoy "life after school". Hang in there! It really is worth it!

Scott Myers

B.A. in Physics 1995

Email address: smyers@jlab.org

Web page:

As of 8/14/2000: After graduating from Geneseo in 1995, I attended FSU. In Dec. of 1997 I received my Masters from FSU.  I continued to study Experimental Nuclear Physics until April of 1999. I am currently employed as as Accelerator Operator at The Tomas Jefferson National Accelerating Facility (TJNAF)

Michael O?Connell

B.A. in Physics 1990

Email address: mfo2mia@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 9/11/2000: After working nearly 5 years doing oil exploration for Schlumberger, I gave up life on the rigs and headed to grad school. Last December I graduated from Columbia University with an MBA. I spent the next 7 months traveling from New Zealand to Egypt. Before starting my new career in finance. Shortly I?ll be moving to London to work for Morgan Stanley. Last, but most definitely not least, I just got engaged to my girl friend Jill.

Heather Zwahlen (Olliver)
B.A in Physics 2000

Email address: heather.zwahlen@gmail.com

Web page:
As of 10/13/2006:I received my Ph.D. from Michigan State University in nuclear physics in December 2005. I am currently living in Boston , MA working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory doing systems analysis for defense projects. Jacque Zwahlen (who also went to Geneseo) and I got married in June 2005! I'm happily married, out of school and employed! :)

Colin Palmer

B.S. in Physics 2003

Email address: CGP@ColinGregoryPalmer.net

Web page: http://www.colingregorypalmer.net

As of 7/27/2003: At the time of this writing, I am in London having a lot of fun and trying to figure out what to do with my life.

David Payne
B.A in Physics 2006
Email address: dpayne13@gmail.com
Web page:
As of 10/13/2006: Internship at company in Oregon while taking online classes through UB for industrial engineering. Going to UB in the spring to work on my masters in industrial engineering

Christopher Peters

B.A. in Physics 2005

Email address: cpeters17@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 11/18/05: Medical research - Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, Rochester, NY.

Tracy Potter-Ryan

B.A. in Physics 2000

Email address: Tpsweets@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 12/8/05: I am currently teaching Physics at Nyack High School in Rockland County, NY. I recived my Masters in Science education from Lehman College in 2004. I am currently a proud mom to a spoiled rotten long haired dachshund I rescued from a shelter.

Chris Randall

B.S. in Physics 1999

Email address: crr@colorado.edu

Web page:

As of 6/15/00: I am currently working on my masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. My current research projects include Orbit Determination using on-board GPS receivers, and the installation of a lidar system on an oil platform which is 30 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The lidar system will be used to calibrate a weather satellite. I just recently got engaged to Kelley Defreze, and we are getting married in June of 2001. I expect to finish my masters program in May of 2001.

Eric Rathfelder

B.A. in Physics 2005

Email address: e.rathfelder@gmail.com

Web page:

As of 11/2/2005: Teaching 11 & 12 grade Regents physics at Athena High School in Greece, NY.  Also, half way finished with Monroe Community College's paramedic program, which keeps me busy with class, hospital clinicals, and ambulance ride time.

Charlie Recchia

B.A. in Physics 1990

Email address: charles.h.recchia@intel.com

Web page:

As of 10/10/1999: After finishing Ph.D. in physics at Ohio State University, I spent a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Wittenberg University.

I now live in Portland Oregon with my wife Jennifer and our four cats. My position at Intel is "Sr Process Engineer," and I work mostly on

photolithography for the "next generation" of Pentium microprocessors. I spend my spare time enjoying the Oregon outdoors.

Goeff Roberts
3-2 Engineering 1977
Email address: groberts@centurionexp.com
Web page:
As of 10/12/2006: BA Physics 1977, BSEE 1979 UB; 1979-1981 Amoco Production Co., Corpus Christi & Houston, Texas - petroleum engineer; 1981-1985: BankOne, Houston, Texas - petroleum engineer and VP Energy Lending; 1985-1990: Roberts & Associates, Houston, Texas - consulting petroleum engineers, Houston, Texas; 1990-1994, Randall & Dewey, oil & gas transaction advisors, Houston, Texas; 1994-2001: Founder & President, Madison Energy Advisors, Houston, Texas - oil & gas transaction advisors; 2003-now: Co-founder & EVP, Centurion Exploration Company, Houston, Texas - oil and gas exploration on the Gulf Coast
Sam Roberts
B.S. in Physics 1998
Email address: srob@lle.rochester.edu
Web page:
As of 12/8/2004: I'm currently living in Rochester, NY. I was recently promoted to a senior lab engineer at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, yeah... Sam

Nancy Rogers

B.A. in Physics 1997

Email address: nsr_93@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 8/8/2000: Working as a java developer at a consulting company doing web development. Holding off on school and taking advantage of IT market for now.

Michael Rogers

B.A. in Physics 1994

Email address: mrogers@ithaca.edu

Web page: http://departments.ithaca.edu/physics

As of 5/25/05: After receiving my Ph.D. in Physics from Oregon State University in 2003 I accepted a tenure-track faculty position in physics at Ithaca College, NY. I'm totally enjoying my job, living in Ithaca, having 4-seasons again, teaching cool physics classes (check out my "Physics?" in Cartoons and Movies class), supervising 8 research students, and managing the creation of a new studio style physics classroom. Being a physicist rocks!

Matthew (Vinny) Rose
B.A. in Physics 2003
Email address: Mrose680@gmail.com
Web page: http://homepage.oceanside.k12.ny.us/mrose/
As of 12/05/05: Completed a Masters at BSC. Teaching in my second year at Oceanside Highschool 11/12 Physics. Robotics advisor for FIRST Robotics Competition (http://www.usfirst.org/).
Matt Rush
3-2 Engineering 1987
Email address: mrush01@yahoo.com
Web page:
As of 10/26/2005: .I've leveraged my excellent Physics/engineering education for a rewarding career in the energy industry centered around applied mechanical engineering and R&D in the power generation and DSM/energy efficiency fields. I completed my MBA/Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado in 2004. My wife and I reside in the 'burbs just south of Denver. Although I was raised in the beutiful Catskill Mtns., we love the Colorado lifestyle - skiing, hiking, cycling, etc. I credit folks like Jerry Reber, Dave Meisel and "Duke" Sells with inspiring me toward great success in my education (BA Phys, BSME, etc.) and my career.
Chris Schleif  
Email address: crschl@wm.edu
Web page: http://camelot.physics.wm.edu/~crschl/
As of 12/14/04: working on a phd at Billy and Mary's in old Virginny and loving it. Cant wait to move back to upstate NY, the greatest place on the entire planet. GENESEO ROCKS - carry on

Richard Schugart

B.A. in Physics 1999

Email address: rcschuga@unity.ncsu.edu

Web page: www4.ncsu.edu/~rcschuga

As of 8/21/00: I am currently enrolled at North Carolina State University working on a Ph. D. in applied mathematics.

Dani Schwartz (Milavec)

B.S. in Physics 1990

Email address: dani@epicracing.com

Web page:

As of 8/21/00: I am not doing anything remotely related to physics. I spent almost 9 years as the I.S. Manager for a trade show mgmt company. When our office was closed in Dec. ?99 by our corporate office, my husband "retired" to pursue more fun interests and I found a part-time job with flexible hours so I could travel with him and also still have a paycheck. My website (wouldn?t fit in URL section of form) is: http://home.san.rr.com/hdschwartz/

Jason Smith

B.A. in Physics 1996

Email address: jandk98@yahoo.com

Web page:

As of 9/14/00: Went on to Graduate School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. Got my M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering in 1998.  I now work for an R&D firm outside of Troy, NY. Work involves/applies engineering in many disciplines including optics, medicine, computers, etc.  On a personal note: Got married in 1998, and we just had our first child, Kyle, in April of 2000.

Chuck Sorce

B.A. in Physics 1998

Email address: csor@lle.rochester.edu

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As of 10/28/99: Currently Working at the University Of Rochester?s Laboratory For Laser Energetics. Starting Grad Classes In The Summer Of 2000 (M.E.?)

Darren Stevens

B.S. in Physics 1987

Email address: Darren.Stevens@prodigy.net

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As of 4/2/01: I am currently working for a consulting company in the position of acting QA/QC Manager for a Semiconductor Tool Installation Project at a major Wafer Fab in Massachusetts. We are looking for job candidates!

Bonnie Storm (Almeter)

3-2 Engineering 1989

Email address: Bonnie.Storm@Valeo.com

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As of 8/23/00: I graduated from Clarkson in 1991 with a electrical engineering degree and went to work for Delco Products in Rochester NY. The name has changed many times and now is Valeo. I am working as a Quality Engineer on wiper systems. I married my best friend, Ned who also works at Valeo in 1994. We have 2 wonderful children Mic - 20 Months and Lizzie - 3 Months.

Gary Surman
B.A in Physics 2005
Email address: surman@colorado.edu
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As of 10/12/2006: I'm currently at CU Boulder studying Mathematics. I'm considering a concentration in Number Theory, but I am not entirely decided yet. Aside from school, I'm enjoying the wonderful little city of Boulder and its surrounding environment--namely, the Rocky Mountains.

Robert Tallman

B.A. in Physics 2000

Email address: rtallman@buffalo.edu

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As of 9/23/03: I am currently working towards my PhD inphysics at University at Buffalo. After finally passing my qualifiers I am doing research full time. My research is in high pressure optical measurements of semiconductors. I am just finishing up work in anharmonic effects in isotopically pure isotopes of ZnS.

Sarah Thompson

B.A. in Physics 2000

Email address: sarah.t.thompson@lmco.com

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As of 6/23/06:  I recently received my PhD in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder where I worked with Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman on Bose-Einstein condensation. I have just started my first real job as a Research Scientist for Lockheed Martin. I will be designing and building various solid state laser systems. I'm still in Colorado and have developed quite an obsession with hiking/climbing mountains and have summitted more than 100 peaks here over 13,000 feet in the last few years.

Steve Vogt

B.S. in Physics 1999

Email address: sfvogt@hotmail.com

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As of 12/18/01:  I received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering in August 2001.  I 'm now working as a development engineer (working on DRAM development) at IBM in East Fishkill, NY.  In a month or so I'll be moving to the manufacturing side of things where I'll be a manufacturing engineer working on insulator deposition for memory and logic applications.  Fun fun fun!  Get in touch if you're in the area and want to do some hiking in the Hudson Valley, or if you're ever in NYC!

Joe Weatherbee
B.S. in Physics 2002
Email address: joseph.weatherbee@gmail.com
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As of 3/25/04: I just graduated with my JD from Golden Gate University School of Law and recently accepted an associate attorney position at Haverstock & Ownes LLP where I will be prosecuting patents. I'm still living in the San Francisco bay area and I have become spoiled by the weather.
Micheal Weaver
B.A. in Physics 2002
Email address: mweaver1@stny.rr.com
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As of 1/14/04: Currently teaching regents and AP Physics at Chenango Forks Hight School just outside of Binghamton.
Steve Weppner
B.A. in Physics 1991

Email address: weppnesp@eckerd.edu

Web page: http://home.eckerd.edu/~weppnesp
As of 2/17/03: Went to Ohio University for graduate school. Received a PhD in 1997 and am now an associate professor at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Loved my time at Geneseo....

Keith Westby

B.S. in Physics 1996

Email address: westby55@yahoo.com

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As of 10/31/00: In June ?99, I finished my MS in Engineering Management. I am currently working in Philadelphia, PA for a consulting firm focusing mainly in the pharmaceutical/biotech area.

Dave Williams

B.S. in Physics 1994

Email address: davemx384@aol.com

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As of 5/11/00: Things are very busy! Beautiful baby daughter Allison Rose born Thanksgiving Day 1999. Recently promoted to Supervisor of Manufacturing Engineering at Valeo Automotive in Rochester, NY.